Since the competition is smaller than its larger cousins, the odds of being heard and winning a prize are much greater than most of the other competitions. Also, being the first year for video entries, the likelihood of taking home prizes in the video category are excellent. The deadline is Tuesday, November 15, so entries must be made immediately.
On top of cash awards, winners will also receive a complete music video from TuneVid, multi-tone guitar pick-up gear from Awesome-Guitars, a 2T Fantom External hard drive, Swarovski crystal earbuds, and a photo featured in Music Connection magazine.
There are also online memberships to the Music Registry Film & TV Guide, Crystal USB drive bracelets, copies of the Indie Bible and Indie Venue Bible, USB Drives, DVD spindle packs, copies of the hilarious "Music Horror Stories" book, Broadjam memberships, and an interview and radio play on the nationally syndicated LA Talk Radio programming.
Performing songwriters will be up for appearances at the Kona Music Festival in Hawaii and the Evolution Dome festival in the U.K., tremendous opportunities to launch your career onto a higher plane of success.
Just being able to get your song in front of the judges can be a victory. Cornelius White, executive for Spectra Records, is on the distinguished judging panel, as are Freebo, John Braheny, Ghizela Rowe, Thomas Emmi, Scott Goldberg, Sheena Metal, and Morris Pleasure.
Also judging are award-winning recording artist Sandra Piller, who will be considering entries for her next album; Dominique Preyer of Hear It Clear It Music Supervision, who will consider entries for use in film/TV projects; and Nashville songwriter/producer Jane Bach, who will evaluate entries for use in her next project.
In addition, judging is being done by Wayne Clark of Mirage International Productions, who will look at entries for placement in his company's movies, ads, videos and major segments for TV; and Matt Forger (Michael Jackson and Yumi Matsutoya) who will consider songs for presentation to the producers, managers and recording artists he works with at his Anisound mixing/mastering studio and his Rock 'n' Roll Recording studio.
Songs from Goodnight Kiss competitions are earning sales royalties for songwriters through the company's many albums on iTunes and other legitimate music sites. Another big advantage comes from the continuing efforts of the company to place your songs: "As the result of our pitching and song-plugging, many entries are found in films, ads, and shows that have been broadcast throughout the world, in both terrestrial and digital formats," notes Janet Fisher, CEO of Goodnight Kiss Music.
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