San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Rocket21, [the only professional networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe], and internationally acclaimed voice and performance coach Steven Memel have joined forces to bring professional expertise and training to talented young singers.
The first element of the partnership is a new "Dream Big" Singing Competition, presented in collaboration with Bay-Area based West Coast Songwriters Association. From now through January 31st, youth under age 18 are encouraged to participate in Rocket21’s "Sing in the New Year" competition. To enter, Rocket21 Members must submit a video at Rocket21.com, featuring their performance of a favorite holiday song or a cover of their favorite song from 2013.
Two Grand Prize Winners in age categories of Youth Under 13 and Teens 13-17 will each win a major prize package including: Two one-on-one performance and voice-coaching Skype sessions with Steven Memel, Beats Studio Headphones, $100 Cash, a one-year Youth Membership in West Coast Songwriters, and more. Two Runners-up will each receive one performance and coaching session with Steven Memel, plus $50 Cash and a one-year Youth Membership in West Coast Songwriters.
"Helping kids access their best talents and abilities is both a personal and professional goal," noted Memel. "This Rocket21 partnership is a great first step toward that goal. I couldn’t be more excited to bring professional resources and guidance to young, raw talent through Rocket21."
Steven Memel has been credited with influencing the careers of many highly successful performers and groups, including Adam Levine, Sara Bareilles, Jesse McCartney and many others. Most recently, Memel served as mentor to The Voice’s Will Champlin.
Noted WCS Executive Director, Ian Crombie. "Our organization has been instrumental in helping to launch the careers of a number of young artists with very successful careers. This latest collaboration with Rocket21 and Steven Memel is a perfect way to begin 2014.
"Rocket21 is all about helping kids and teens advance their passions and pursue their dreams. Through our partnership with West Coast Songwriters and Steven Memel, we’re bringing world-class resources to our members with interests in virtually any aspect of the music industry – from writing to performing and beyond," said Jodell Seagrave, Rocket21 President & COO.
Both Steven Memel and Ian Crombie are Rocket21 PROs, available to connect with interested youth on Rocket21.com, along with other music industry professionals. Contest winners will be announced on Rocket21.com on February 8th, 2013.
About Steven Memel
Steven Memel is an internationally acclaimed voice & performance coach, as well as an award-winning actor and director. He is the creator of and the energy behind "The Science of Switching On", a unique and impactful system that enables him to achieve rapid and dramatic results with all performers.
Memel has aided in building the careers of some of the most talented and successful people in the world of entertainment. His clients have recorded on Sony, Jive, DreamWorks, BMG and others. Among those who have worked with Steven are recording artists Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Jesse McCartney, actors Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Isabella Rossellini and many more. He has taught at Musicians Institute, UCLA, and USC and is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and universities around the world. Memel is based in Los Angeles, CA.
About West Coast Songwriters Association
West Coast Songwriters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Founded in 1979, WCS has grown into one of the most active music associations in the USA, offering more than 20 events per month. Whether your goal is personal expression or to make a living in the music industry, knowing how to write, or recognize a well-crafted song is key to your success. At WCS, members establish important relationships, both professionally and personally, that enhance and accelerate their development. Music ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking and support that WCS provides. Like West Coast Songwriters Association on Facebook and follow @WCSong on Twitter. For more information visit http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org.
Rocket21 is the only professional networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe. Rocket21 provides youth with unprecedented opportunities and access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe.