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    Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:58:35

    Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Competition Is Live - Enter by December 23

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    Guitar Center - the world's largest retailer of musical instruments - announced the return of Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered songwriter. Introduced last fall and receiving over 17,000 submissions Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter program has quickly become the premier platform for aspiring songwriters to achieve the opportunities and exposure necessary to attain a successful career in music.

    It's a major prize, so if you are an aspiring artist, we implore you to enter.

    The winner of Singer-Songwriter will receive an incredible recording opportunity – heading into the studio to work alongside Grammy award-winning Producer John Shanks to record a four-song EP. Not only has Shanks' work with last year's winner Josh Doyle proven an extraordinary success, but his accolades include 60 million records sold, 43 No. 1 singles and 67 No. 1 albums with artists including Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi and Alanis Morissette. After completing an E.P. with such an accomplished producer, the winner of Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter will then have the chance to debut their work on national television, heading to Hollywood, California to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

    Now through December 23, 2012, unsigned singer-songwriters from across the United States are invited to submit an original live music performance video at www.guitarcenter.com/songwriter.

    Submissions will be ranked through the use of WHOOZNXT, a leading digital music company that tracks an artist's fan growth across top social networks and music portals. All artists who enter will be ranked based on their online fan growth during the first round. In the second round, the top-ranked 140 artists will be reviewed personally by Grammy Winning producer John Shanks who will handpick 10 finalists to perform live at the Hotel Café where one winner will be chosen.

    Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter 2 Winner Will Receive:

    • A 4 song E.P. with Grammy Award-winning producer John Shanks
    • A live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    • The American Design Experience from Fender - winner will design his or her own electric or bass guitar
    • New gear from Martin, Bose®, Korg, Zoom, Shure, D'Addario, TC-Helicon, and Converse
    • $10,000 Cash
    • Recording time at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NYC.
    • A feature in American Songwriter Magazine
    • Worldwide digital music distribution from TuneCore

    Enter NOW!

    Will you/did you enter?

    —Carly Costello
    10.04.12



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