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Here at The Alchemy Songwriting Competition, we believe there a lot of songs sitting around out there that need to be heard.  So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find them.

We’re looking for songwriters with something original to say- something bold, something new.  We’re looking for seasoned lyricists with some years under your belts and for those fresh voices just getting started.  Hip hop and folk, jazz and rock, and everything in between – we’re looking for you.

So pull out your ragged old notebooks with ink dripping off the pages and finish those lyrics.  Find that track you recorded years ago and make it heard.  Grab a hold of those melodies drifting inside your head and produce something great.  We want to hear it.

We want to hear it so much we are going to invite the top 10 overall winners to perform live at The Alchemy Songwriting Showcase on December 7th, in front of a packed audience AND our guest judges.  Here, the lucky winner will be announced and presented with a grand prize trip to LA for two, complete with a day to record in a Hollywood studio with producer Warren Huart.

And as if that wasn’t great enough, another amazing part about this whole competition is that 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit Blackbird Academy of Arts, Inc., a non-profit arts education organization.  So not only are you getting your music heard by music industry professionals, but your money is also helping to encourage the whole idea of art and music and creativity for a new generation.

We will begin accepting submissions at 12:00 a.m. on October 1, 2013, so get your songs ready.  Over the past two years we’ve heard some pretty talented songwriters and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring!