SongDoor 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the SongDoor 2018 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has gone to Simon FInn of Stockton-on-Tees, UK for his song, "Sing Me Your Blues," which also won the Soft Rock category.
 
 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jan. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- The winners of the SongDoor 2018 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has gone to Simon FInn of Stockton-on-Tees, UK< for his song, "Sing Me Your Blues," which also won the Soft Rock category.

"The distance between first and second place was only one point for the second year in a row, unbelievably," says Tony Zotta, SongDoor president. "The Instrumental category was very strong this year and we'd also like to congratulate Enrique Ponce of Texas for his fine composition of 'Airship Duel'. The Pop category was also particularly competitive this year, with the winning song 'Going Under' winning "Staff Favorite" for its infectious hook."

The competition was generously sponsored by SongU.com, Broadjam, Colorado Sound, Steve Avedis, Robin Frederick and MasterWriter. Not just the winners won -- every songwriter who entered this year's competition receives a free 45-day all-access trial to SongU.com, a free Broadjam Film & TV membership as well as free song-editing software to help them improve their skills, a package worth $220 for all entrants.

As the winner of this year's Grand Award, Simon wins a one-year Platinum membership to SongU.com, a full-band demo recorded and engineer by Emmy-winner Steve Avedis cut at the famous Colorado Sound studio in Denver, an Alvarez acoustic guitar, Masterwriter software, a Broadjam Primo membership and a host of other prizes valued at more than $4,900. For more about this year's SongDoor winners, visit http://www.songdoor.com. To hear more of Simon's music, visit http://simonfinnsongwriter.com.

Here is a list of all of the winners of the SongDoor 2018 International Songwriting Competition:

CHRISTIAN:
Russ Parrish/John Ericson/Justin Boyd | Minnesota, USA
"Glow"

COUNTRY:
Stephen Amos | Kansas, USA
"Better Since You Left"

INSTRUMENTAL:
Enrique Ponce | Texas, USA
"Airship Duel"

POP:
Michael "Max" McGee/Hannah Richardson/Angel Pontier
Pennsylvania, USA
"Going Under (Over You)"

HARD ROCK/ALT-ROCK:
Mark Reilly | Poole, UK
"u r a freak like me"

GRAND AWARD WINNER: SOFT ROCK/ALT-FOLK
Simon Finn | Stockton-on-Tees, UK
"Sing Me Your Blues"

SongDoor 2019 is open for submissions on April 15, 2019. The entry fee remains at $10 per song. For more information, visit http://songdoor.com.

About SongDoor

SongDoor, founded in 2006, is an annual event designed by songwriters, for songwriters. The competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with/for such artists as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Neil Young, Lynrd Skynrd, Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and many, many others. The awards purse is valued at $12,300. All entrants receive approximately $220 in free songwriting tools, regardless of whether or not they win any of the official awards.
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