Aspen Songwriters Festival Announces National Songwriting Competition

Aspen, CO...Songwriters of all genres are invited to enter the Aspen Songwriters Festival 2013 Songwriting Competition, sponsored by C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. The grand prize package includes a trip for two to the acclaimed 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival, where the winning songwriter will perform and enjoy a VIP festival experience with all-access backstage passes and after-parties. The top winner will also receive an invaluable mentoring session with Songwriters Hall of Fame member John Oates, a Martin Guitar, and a Fishman Loudbox Artist Amplifier.

The Aspen Songwriters Festival 2013 will be held March 20-24 at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. Now in its fourth year, the event is the nation's most intimate musical weekend where legendary artists from a spectrum of musical genres perform alongside America's next generation of superior songwriters. The festival is produced by John Oates and the Wheeler Opera House.

Entries for the Songwriting Competition are being accepted through Sonicbids. Artists who submit an entry before September 20, 2012 can take advantage of the Early Pricing special discount.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including Oates and other celebrities to be announced. Songs will be judged on originality, melody, composition and lyrics. The quality of production will not be taken into consideration. Each song submitted must be an original work written and performed by the contestant. Artists are encouraged to enter multiple songs.

Second and third place winners will also be awarded Martin Guitar gear prize packs and more.

Contest info here: AspenSongwritersFestival.com

John Oates is available for interviews regarding the festival and songwriting contest.

Aspen Songwriters Festival Sponsors:

The Aspen Songwriters Festival is sponsored by CF Martin & Co., Inc., Fishman, Guitar Aficionado,Levinson Jewelers, Cloud 9, Emerald Asset Advisors, LLC, Greenspoon Marder Attorneys At Law, Ocean Drive Magazine, and the Colorado Tourism Office. For more information about the Aspen Songwriters Festival, visit www.aspensongwritersfestival.com.

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