Song Contest

ASC2021 Song Contest

and the winner is...

What a wonderful Awards Ceremony we had on Sunday night!  Open to everyone in the ASC community, the ASC Song Contest may be small by industry standards, but the talent in our ranks is truly world class.

Hosted beautifully by ASC National Circle coordinator, Shirley-Ann Rowley, the Awards ceremony took place online via Zoom with contest entrants, ASC Faculty and  invited guests in attendance.

The Grand Winner of the ASC2021 Song Contest is

'Warrior'

by 2Frontier (Amanda Stewart & Sarah deCourcy)

Amanda and Sarah receive:

  • All Access Pass to ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if already registered for ASC2021)
  • Two Extra Song Pitches at ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if not attending ASC2021)
  • One hour Mentoring Session with US Hit songwriter and teacher, Alan Roy Scott
  • One year DISCO 'Pro' subscription compliments of DISCO
  • 2 years complimentary ASC Membership
  • Exclusive limited edition ASC T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
  • Grand Winner Certificate and Trophy

The Winners for each Category are:

Pop:  Warrior (2Frontier - Amanda Stewart & Sarah deCourcy)
R&B/Urban:  Bring Up Your Baseline (Elizabeth Usher & Penelope Pettigrew)
Rock:  Change My Mind (Kelly Hamilton)
Country/Blues/Roots/Folk:  When We Break  (Andrew Ward)
Adult Contemporary:  Long Way Round  (Andrew Ward)
Hip Hop/Rap/MC/Spoken Word:  Naked Trees (F-M Cossey, Terrell Burt & Scott Free)
Christian/Inspirational:  Candle (Christine M Kerr & Mary VI Harrison)
Children's Songs:  Hanging at the Beach (Amanda Stewart)
Jazz/World:  I Won’t Let It happen Again (Lee J. Collier)
Lyric only:  Walking Away (Kath Stewart, Sarah Bristow-Baohm & David Carter)
Musical Composition:  Fait Accompli (Ray Saunders)

Category winners each receive a 12 month ASC Membership and Category Winner's certificate.

Congratulations to all the winners!   

ASC would like to thank the ASC2021 Faculty members and invited industry professionals who judged this year's contest. The quality of the songs in 2021 was outstanding, so judging was no easy task. We appreciate the time and thought each judge put in to honouring the efforts of the songwriters who entered. 

ASC would also like to thank Alan Roy Scott and DISCO for partnering with us for this year's contest. It is very much appreciated!

Finally, thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Your are all so talented, brave and inspiring! Every single one of you is a 'Warrior'. Keep writing and keep believing in your dreams.


The ASC2021 Song Contest is now CLOSED!

To enter this contest you must be one of the following:

              • an ASC2021 Registered Attendee
              • a current ASC Member
              • a past ASC Conference Attendee 
              • an ASC Mailing List Subscriber 

Each song entry is just $10!

2010 Song Contest Winners

The Song Contest Awards ceremony will also be a little different this year. Instead of holding it on the opening night of the Conference, it will be held online on Sunday 30th May at 7.30pm. More details to come.

Information can also be found in the ASC2021 Song Contest FAQ section

There are 11 Song Categories:

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Pop
R&B/Urban
Rock
Country/Blues/Roots/Folk
Adult Contemporary
Hip Hop/Rap/MC/Spoken Word

Christian/Inspirational
Children's Songs
Jazz/World
Lyric only
Musical Composition

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Category winners receive a complimentary 12 month ASC Membership and a Category Winner certificate.
The Category winning songs are then judged to decide the Grand Prize Winning Song of the ASC2021 Song Contest.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive: 
All Access Pass to ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if already registered for ASC2021)
Two Extra Song Pitches at ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if not attending ASC2021)
One hour Mentoring Session with US Hit songwriter and teacher, Alan Roy Scott
One year DISCO 'Pro' subscription compliments of DISCO
2 years complimentary ASC Membership
Exclusive limited edition ASC T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
Grand Winner Certificate and Trophy

Grand Prize valued at $1600. Other prizes may be added. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

 

The Song Contest Awards ceremony will be held online on Sunday 30th May at 7.30pm.  Details coming soon.

Many Thanks to our awesome Song Contest Prize Sponsors!

Entries closed 11.59pm on Sunday 25th April 2021

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MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

The Australian Songwriters Conference has teamed up with the Atlas of Consciousness to present this pro-level workshop where participants will learn how to produce or collaborate on music video productions - from small scale to large.

Presented by award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker, Jude Ella, this two-hour session is a must for any music creator wanting to build their brand through music videos.

This workshop will take place online on Thursday 25th August at 7pm AEST. Bookings are now open.

Learn more...

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2 New Songwriting Challenges!

Fresh songwriting challenges await in the Members Forum, to twist your brain and get those creative juices flowing...

Challenge #5 Sentimentality invites us to look deep inside and ask ourselves what words we've left unsaid to certain loved ones - words we wish we could say or had said in the past. After that, Challenge #6 is the infamous 50 Songs in 90 Days test of songwriting stamina. Brace yourselves, folks!

There's a new challenge every fortnight exclusively via the Members Forum of ASC's website (you may need to login first). So let's break through our writers blocks together, or just exercise some songwriting muscles, with fantastic challenges offered up by ace challenge facilitator Christine M Kerr! Christine is known to our conference attendees as a fantastic presenter and songwriter - and her ability to write 50 songs in 50 days is close to legendary here at the ASC. When it comes to song challenges that inspire new ideas and release writers block, Christine crushes it!

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ASC News

We can't wait to share it with you!

The August issue of the ASC News is out now! Get all your ASC songwriter events, activities and news here!

 


MEMBERS! Two new instructional videos to help you get the most from your ASC Membership!

ASC member instructional videos! Learn how to log into the ASC Members Lounge and how to find and use the coupon codes to get your free entry into the ASC Circles and big savings off the regular price of workshops, courses, and other activities. Start with this video on how to log into the Members Lounge, as this is the prerequisite for easy use of the coupon codes and Online Store. Then, watch 'Accessing and Using Member Discount Coupon Codes' in the Members Lounge.


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ATTENTION: Music Creatives! 

The Australian Songwriters Conference (ASC) and the Atlas of Consciousness is delighted to offer an all-new “Music Video Production” online workshop with award-winning cinematographer and film producer Jude Ella! 

DATE:  Thursday 25 August 2022 
TIME:  7-9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 
WHERE: Online / Virtual Session via Zoom 

ASC Members:  AUD$45.00 
Non-Members:  AUD$70.00 

Details and booking information at https://bit.ly/3PWNOxv

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 
In this workshop, participants will learn how to produce or collaborate on music video productions - from small scale to large. Topics we’ll cover include: 

- Ins and outs of the development process, including what needs to happen when. 

- The make-up of production crews, and what each role is responsible for (i.e. directors, producers, cinematographers). 

- Refining your Artist Identity, leading to visual conceptualisation of your Music Brand. 

We’ll also work together on preparing ideas for your first or upcoming music video releases. So come prepared to have your imagination kindled! 

To learn more and snag your spot, visit https://bit.ly/3PWNOxv

#australiansongwritersconference #musicvideohowto #musicvideowebinar #musicvideography #diymusicvideo ##musicvideofundamentals

ATTENTION: Music Creatives!

The Australian Songwriters Conference (ASC) and the Atlas of Consciousness is delighted to offer an all-new “Music Video Production” online workshop with award-winning cinematographer and film producer Jude Ella!

DATE: Thursday 25 August 2022
TIME: 7-9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
WHERE: Online / Virtual Session via Zoom

ASC Members: AUD$45.00
Non-Members: AUD$70.00

Details and booking information at bit.ly/3PWNOxv

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
In this workshop, participants will learn how to produce or collaborate on music video productions - from small scale to large. Topics we’ll cover include:

- Ins and outs of the development process, including what needs to happen when.

- The make-up of production crews, and what each role is responsible for (i.e. directors, producers, cinematographers).

- Refining your Artist Identity, leading to visual conceptualisation of your Music Brand.

We’ll also work together on preparing ideas for your first or upcoming music video releases. So come prepared to have your imagination kindled!

To learn more and snag your spot, visit bit.ly/3PWNOxv

#australiansongwritersconference #musicvideohowto #musicvideowebinar #musicvideography #diymusicvideo ##musicvideofundamentals
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