|In Her Own Words 2008 Song Competition for Female SingerSongwriters|
|Written by Robert ID4421|
|Tuesday, 01 July 2008 04:18|
Angelic Music, the UK's first record and publishing music label to specialize in female singer-songwriters, is excited to announce the ''In her Own Words'' 2008 competition. The competition is open to all female singer-songwriters with a minimum age of 15. Closing date for the competition is 30th October 2008.
This a follow-up to the hugely successful ''In Her Own Words'' competition which launched Angelic Music in 2006 and which attracted entries from all over the world. The 2006 winner, Rosie Oddie (daughter of the TV wildlife presenter Bill Oddie) had a tremendous year following her win, receiving nationwide press and signing a deal with one of the country's top agencies, Primary Talent. Other highlights of Rosie Oddie's year included playing the O2 festival in Hyde Park and supporting legendary band ''The Blockheads'' on their 30th anniversary tour. Rosie has recently signed with a London management company and is currently in talks with major labels across London.
The 2008 winner will receive a fantastic prize package:
* A one song recording and publishing contract, with the winning song released as a single.
* A day's production and recording in the world class studios P&C Music in West London with producer Stuart Anning.
* A brand new Blueridge guitar to the value of £500.00. The guitar is a Blueridge BR-163 000 with solid sitka top, solid Indian rosewood body, herringbone inlay, 28 style. [For reviews visit: http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Blueridge/BR_163-1.html ]
* Free 1 year membership of SongLink International.
* The winning track to be included on the Songlink International Compilation CD
This year's industry panel of judges includes:
Sir Harry Cowell who brings 25 years experience to this business. His varied and colorful career has included being a musician, drum tech, tour manager, managing renowned international recording artists, record producers and writers. He was manager and owner of a recording studio for 15 years, and from 2001-2005 he headed the UK operation of Rive Droite Music Ltd. David Stark, Editor/publisher of SongLink International, a ''who's looking'' information network for songwriters and music publishers. Megg Nichol has written over 250 songs for TV, Radio and CD release. She has written music and lyrics to three musical theatre plays, is is a freelance music documentary producer for Radio 2 and is also a member of the songwriters executive and trustee of the British Academy's Composer & Songwriters Trust. Kerry Harvey-Piper, Co-founder of Red Grape Records, an award-winning independent record label. Janis Haves, Founder of Angelic Music
Private and Confidential Music (Recording, production, song-writing and publishing)
Hobgoblin Music (Folk & Celtic Instruments, Books, CDs and Accessories)
How to enter:
Entries cost £15 per song and artists can enter as many songs as they wish. The closing date for entries is 30 October 2008. Log onto http://www.angelicmusic.co.uk for full entry details.
Angelic Music was founded by Janis Haves, a working singer/songwriter. The company's mission is to foster female talent in all forms, rather than search out those who fit the build of a stereotypical pop princess. Angelic Music values talent, passion and individuality rather than age or waist size and believes that real music fans first and foremost want great music and are less interested in image than the mainstream music industry claims.
Support Network for Female Artists
Angelic Music runs a free ''not for profit'' artist development, networking and support organization called ''Angels Out There'' that runs alongside the main label. Here female artists from across the UK, Europe, USA and even Australia make contact with each other. If an artist has a question or needs advice or support on anything to do with music or the music industry, Angelic Music staff answer it or find someone who can. Angels Out There can be contacted
By associating themselves with Angelic, singer-songwriters will become part of the ever-increasing network of music professionals already associated with the label. They will also be helping the industry to get one step closer to removing the constraints of the pop mould.