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4th Annual Songwriting Contest – Deadline Extended to August 25, 2014

Maine Songwriters Association announces the fourth annual MSA Songwriting Contest

  • One entry per person.
  • Contest open to full paid members of Maine Songwriting Association; previous winners ineligible.
  • Deadline for entry is August 25, 2014
  • To submit a song, members should complete the MSA Song Contest Entry Form.  This is a webform and does not need to be downloaded. Once you click the button to access the form, scroll below the instructions to access the fields. The form provides instructions for uploading the song.
  • Please include lyrics on the Entry Form.
  • A panel of three judges will select six finalists who will be announced by September 30th.  Songs will be selected based on melody, lyrics, form/structure, impact and originality.  All six finalists will perform at a special showcase at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick 8 PM, Saturday, November15th where the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. The songwriter needs to be involved in the performance of the song.
  • Prizes awarded include: 1st Place, $200 cash prize, 4 hours of recording time at Knockout Studios, and a hand crafted guitar strap by Nancy Sferra, 2nd Place, a $50 gift card from the Music Center in Brunswick and a $50 gift certificate for CD duplication from Crooked Cove Productions.
The Lively Open Mic

The Lively Open Mic

Open Mic at Lions Pride/Ebenezer’s Brew Pub One of the best open mics anywhere is run by MSA Board Member Scott Woodruff at the Lion’s Pride/Ebenezer’s Brew Pub, at 112 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.  With a top-of-the-line sound system and a crowd that’s there to hear the music, this venue draws some of Maine’s bestContinue Reading

MSA Songwriters Circle

MSA Songwriters Circle

Deann Marsh invites you to our MSA Songwriters Circle, which meets the second Monday of March, June, September, and December, from 7 to 8:30 p.m, at 75 State Street in Portland. This small, informal group gives participants a chance to hear “works in progress” and provide constructive feedback. If you’ve never workshopped your emerging songs,Continue Reading