Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 25, 2010
Broadjam.com (http://www.broadjam.com) - a music website featuring free music promotion, music licensing opportunities, music contests and social networking - recently launched the 2010 6-Pack Songwriting contest, now in its sixth year and the first entry is free to all participants.
"Winning the 6- Pack gave me visibility and credibility with publishers, co-writers, and industry professionals," says 2005 & 2006 winner Liz Miller of Conshocken, PA. "All the quality gear and software I've won has let me build my dream studio. I've met some of my best connections - now friends - through this contest. It's the roughest, but most rewarding competition out there anywhere!"
The 6-Pack Contest consists of six individual songwriting challenges, which will take place between June and December of 2010. Prizes are awarded at every challenge step, each one designed to be a more challenging than the previous. By the sixth challenge, the level of difficulty is high and the quality of each composition is even higher. This year, prizes to be awarded are valued at over $100,000. Sponsors include: Modernbeats, IK Multimedia, Sonoma Wireworks, Yamaha, Sony Creative Software, Sonic Reality, BIAS, Sonor, Ultimate Support, Mojave Audio and ASCAP.
"Winning the 6-Pack competition has been one of the best things to happen to me in my music life. It's not about all the equipment, although it has been wonderful to get all the new stuff. The best part for me, personally, was the recognition and the boost it has given me; not just as a songwriter, but also in my professional life as classical musician," says Stein Thor , resident of Kópavogur, Iceland and the Grand Prize winner of the 2009 6-Pack. "The competition for me is an exam of musical skills. You can throw in one or two professionally-mastered songs that fit one category, but getting songs in the Top 10 for more than one category takes effort and that's what the 6-Pack is all about - thinking outside the box. I never did vocals before taking part in this competition and that has boosted my skill arsenal. Another aspect that needs to be noted is the community involvement in the 6-Pack. I've met a lot of wonderful people that exchange opinions during the contests and even work together to better their chances. No other songwriting competition has all this. I'm not an English-speaking musician and I won, which proves that music is a universal language."
"We're excited about the 2010 6-Pack. It is free to all members and every entrant receives a sound library worth $80 from Modernbeats.com," says Broadjam Founder Roy Elkins. "This is the most intense and exciting songwriting contest anywhere and the winner will be loaded up with some great gear from our great sponsors."
The most unique feature of the 6-Pack is the peer review process. Each participant reviews other entrants in a "good, better, best format." As reviews come in 24 hours a day, a real-time leaderboard updates the scores of the participants. A blog follows the activity and thought process of many of the members. Broadjam expects record participation this year and a record number of reviews as well.
Broadjam.com is a social media website focused on indie music and musicians. The site features free music promotion for bands and musicians as well free MP3 downloads for fans. Artists can also enter contests hosted by Broadjam, find music licensing opportunities and sell their music at one of the highest per-song rates on the Internet. The company also offers hosting services focused on musicians, bands and distribution opportunities through other online channels. Broadjam currently has over 100,000 artists in 190 countries.