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SongDoor 2020 Winners Announced
The winners of the SongDoor 2020 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has gone to James Kelso of Iowa for his song, "One Eighty," which also won the Christian category.
"Many of our judges voted out of their category for this one," says Tony Zotta, SongDoor president. "'One Eighty' is such an inspirational song that will resonate with so many people. The added bonus is that you can't get the melody out of your head.
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, James 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 acoustic demo of the song of his choice, $1,000 cash, 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 https://www.songdoor.com (http://www.songdoor.com/
Here is a list of all of the winners of the SongDoor 2020 International Songwriting Competition:
James Kelso | Iowa, USA
J. Yessian/D. Dixon/T. Gould | California, USA
"Under My Roof"
Chris Fox | Nassau, Bahamas
Justina Shandler | California, USA
"Taking Back My Love"
Louis F. Cate | Virginia, USA
"Not 4 The Life Of Me"
Kate Maguire | Maryland, USA
"Just One Step"
SongDoor 2021 is open for submissions on April 15, 2021. The entry fee remains at $10 per song, as it has since 2006. For more information, visit https://songdoor.com (http://songdoor.com/
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 $13,433.50. All entrants receive approximately $220 in free songwriting tools, regardless of whether or not they win any of the official awards.