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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CONGRATS! Local+Canadian Winners in 2017 International Songwriting Competition!



Canadian musicians made a great showing at the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (including the Grand Prize)! Many of them were from our area.

The only local 1st place winner was Hamilton's Lava Dolls who took the top spot of the Unsigned Only category.  As a result, they'll be getting musical gear, CD duplication, free music distribution and more. They also received honourable mentions in Folk/Singer-Songwriter and Unpublished categories.



Links: Lava DollsVideo above courtesy of Lava Dolls

Fort Erie Bluesman Spencer Mackenzie won 3rd place in the Blues genre. This prize includes free music distribution, musical gear and more.


Links: Spencer MackenzieMore Spencer Mackenzie StoriesVideo above courtesy of Spencer Mackenzie

Other local artists who earned honourable mentions include Suzie Vinnick (Niagara) + Steve Strongman (Hamilton) for Blues, Brantford's Benjamin Dakota Rogers (Folk Singer/Singer-Songwriter) and Wes Mason from Rockwood (Teen).



Links: Wes Mason, More Wes Mason StoriesVideo above courtesy of Wes Mason

The big winner was also from Canada. Manitoba's Matt Epp ft Faouzia won the Grand Prize. They'll gain $25,000 (US), recording time, CD duplication, musical gear and much more.



Links: Matt EppFaouzia, Video above courtesy of MattEppMusic

CONGRATS EVERYONE!

Here are a few highlights (including all the Canadian winners). Click here for the complete list.
Canadian Honorable Mentions
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners


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