♫ Fall 2018 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

To view the winners for the competition that ended 03-31-2016, click here

1ST PLACE - POP

GOLDHEIST

Song Title: Wild Things

Song Writer: Hester Fraser

Where words fail, music speaks - a mantra which is encapsulated in the work of GOLDHEIST (aka Hester Fraser), releasing her new concept album REALM with a sold out concert at the Sydney Opera House in September 2017. Visually and sonical...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

NuvolutioN

Song Title: The Blood of the Ancestors

Song Writer: Jose Maria Cabria Calleja

NuvolutioN is a project that mixes ethnic and ancestral with electronic music, with the intention to reach the soul of the listener and motivate deep emotions....

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1ST PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Jared Lutes

Song Title: A Perfect World

Song Writer: J. Lutes

A veteran of both stage and studio, I am Atlantic-Canadian singer-songwriter, performer, and producer, Jared Lutes. My six studio albums have landed on radio, TV, and film, have earned provincial and international awards, and have sold thou...

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1ST PLACE - ROCK

Danny Vash

Song Title: Highway Wars

Song Writer: Danny Vash

Danny Vash from Albuquerque New Mexico in the Southwest United States. His hard-hitting sound is a combination lead guitar, bass and vocals which grinds out crunchy riffs, complex melodies and songs with a classic hard rock sound. Danny Vas...

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1ST PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Jeremy Johnson

Song Title: Love's Like Holding Guns

Song Writer: Jeremy Johnson

After five years of cranking out original music with his Indiana boys and a band named bleedingkeys, Jeremy Johnson packed up and returned to his hometown of Bend, Oregon. During his tenure in the Midwest, his 5-piece band landed the attent...

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2ND PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Song Title: When I Look at You

Song Writer: Rachell Briggs

25 year old singer songwriter. I am a full time manager at Aldi USA and though singing and songwriting is my passion, I don't have the time to put into it what I wish I could. That being said, my dream is still to one day run a record labe...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: New York in My Mind

Song Writer: Capri Everitt and Ryan Stewart

Capri Everitt is a 13 year old Guinness World Record-holding singer/songwriter and Global Youth Ambassador who has just released her first pop single and music video: “New York in My Mind”. She received international acclaim and world-w...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Song Title: Wild Wind

Song Writer: Justin Seagrave

Justin Seagrave, previously known as Justin Houchin, is a classically-trained guitarist, a born story-teller and a happy dude. His music draws from classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz and indigenous music from around the world. His lyrics cove...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: Blue Curaçao

Song Writer: Paolo Fosso

Armonite is the award-winning instrumental musical collective led by composer Paolo Fosso. In May 2018, Cleopatra Records released their new album, "And the Stars Above", which has been presented in Japan with a 5 concert tour. With the ...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: For Once

Song Writer: James Connor Wike

Their music revolves around a mixture of various Rock and Americana roots. Their sound: organic and pure....

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TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), folk/acoustic category

3
Song Title: Do Something Good Song Writer: R.X. Bertoldi
4
Song Title: Dixie Bride Song Writer: Maggie Vogts
5
Song Title: Roses Song Writer: Ramita Arora

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), instrumental category

3
Song Title: Nueva Vision 2 Song Writer: Chiemi Nakai
4
Song Title: By heart Song Writer: Paolo Fosso
5
Song Title: Plaza de España Song Writer: Paolo Fosso

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), americana/country category

3
Song Title: The Riverside Song Writer: J. Lutes
4
Song Title: Blind Song Writer: Michael Gladstone/Rob Smith
5
Song Title: Wildfire Song Writer: Michel Goguen

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), pop category

3
Song Title: Clouds collide Song Writer: Paolo Fosso
4
Song Title: Learning to Breathe Song Writer: Lilly Kopp
5
Song Title: You Were There Song Writer: Hester Fraser

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), rock category

3
Song Title: ...Until the End Song Writer: Dominic Andersen, Eric McCoy
4
Song Title: Aint My City Song Writer: Thomas J. Pino
5
Song Title: You Could Be The One Song Writer: Derick Evans

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

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Placement: rock Song Title: What It's Like Song Writer: Major Moment
6
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Ebb And Flow Song Writer: Bill Wren
6
Placement: pop Song Title: You're Beautiful Song Writer: Kelly Riley and Rich Sokolow
6
Placement: americana/country Song Title: One More Day Song Writer: Craig Rewbury
6
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Walt Whitman's Haversack Song Writer: Brian Peck & Madeline Fendrick
7
Placement: instrumental Song Title: One Note Popsong Song Writer: Matthias Ehrig
7
Placement: rock Song Title: Pretty Little Thing Song Writer: J. Lutes
7
Placement: pop Song Title: Sigh Song Writer: Hannah May & Matt Boden
7
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Let It Be Your Life Song Writer: JD Martin and Roger Tomhave
7
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Ann Mayo Graf Song Writer: Ann Mayo Graf
8
Placement: rock Song Title: DROP Song Writer: YOSHIHIRO SAKAEDA
8
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Rising Eagle Song Writer: Michel Goguen
8
Placement: pop Song Title: Promposal Song Writer: Cody Dear and Jada Banks-Mace
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: TILL WE HIT THE HORIZON Song Writer: Brian Barnhart
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Summer's Last resort Song Writer: Michael Schreiber aka Paul Gless
9
Placement: rock Song Title: Mistakes Song Writer: Major Moment
9
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Brazilian Outback Rock Song Writer: Wagner Cinelli
9
Placement: pop Song Title: Fighter Song Writer: Julie Ludgate
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: Chasing Gold Song Writer: Gina Coleman
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: The Spirit Remains Song Writer: Brian Peck and Madeline Fendrick
10
Placement: rock Song Title: Before It's Too Late Song Writer: Major Moment
10
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Vozes Song Writer: Wagner Cinelli
10
Placement: pop Song Title: The Day America Cried Song Writer: George Wong
10
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Home of the Brave (Immigrants and Pilgrims and Refugees) Song Writer: JD Martin, Karen Drucker, David Roth