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Published: 6/6/2014

Last Call For Session I, 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Entries


Over $300,000 in Cash Awards and Prizes Including Exclusive Package from Partner, SESAC

New York, June 1, 2014- The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC), the premier international songwriting competition open to both amateur and professional songwriters in twelve categories, is accepting submissions for 2014 Session I until June 15. SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, is an official sponsor and partner for both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

Talented songwriters have only a few more weeks for a chance to take home an array of prizes totaling over $300,000, the largest in the history of the competition. In addition to studio equipment, instruments, and cash, the Song of the Year winner will also receive a premier package from SESAC, including:

  • Exclusive opportunity to join SESAC as an affiliate writer
  • Trip to Los Angeles to participate in the SESAC Songwriters Bootcamp including airfare and hotel accommodations
  • One-on-One mentoring session with a SESAC Writer/Publisher executive
  • Invitation to the attend and walk the red carpet at the invite-only SESAC Pop Awards or Nashville Awards
  • Special opportunity to be featured in press photo with SESAC executives to be distributed to media outlets nation-wide
  • Deluxe SESAC gift bag

Artists, songwriters and musicians have until 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, June 15 to submit their songs for consideration. To enter the competition, visit www.jlsc.com. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be heard and win big! Entry fees into the contest help support the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the premier non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile recording studio. Winners of the contest will be announced on September 1 at www.jlsc.com

The prestigious contest includes 12 categories -- Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children’s. An Executive Panel of Judges, comprised of a combination of contemporary artists, legendary music icons and music business leaders, including Prince Royce, George Clinton, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead,) Fergie (Black Eyed Peas,) SESAC affiliates Bryan-Michael Cox and Angela Hunte, and SESAC SR. VP of Writer/Publisher Relations Trevor Gale, will determine the Song of the Year winner.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions—with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Song of the Year winner. For information about the John Lennon Songwriting Contest visit www.jlsc.com.   A portion of all proceeds go to support the non profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.