Thursday, October 7, 2010

In honor of John Lennon's 70th Birthday anniversary, upload your Lennon inspired songs! Winner selected by YOKO ONO!

Contest Period: Sept 23rd - Oct 29th, 2010
Winner Announced: November 15th, 2010
One Winner And Two Runners Up Awarded.
All Genres are accepted.

Enter your Lennon inspired song from any genre into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest between September 23rd and October 29th, 2010 and you'll also be entered for the chance to win a new electric Epiphone "Inspired By" John Lennon Casino guitar (MSRP $1665) and GHS Strings, or one of two Sibelius and Apple iPod Shuffle prize packs as runner up!

This special opportunity also automatically enters your song into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's open Session II, 2010 at no additional cost! Making you eligible for the biggest prize package to date, totaling over $275,000 in cash and prizes. An international songwriting contest that began in 1997, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC features two Sessions - with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Song of the Year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

WINNER UPDATE: Lemon Sun performs "Same Old Ground"

JLSC Rock Grand Prize Winner's, Lemon Sun created the ultimate foot stomping, make you want to sing at the top of your lungs song when they wrote "Same Old Ground". We are not the only one to sing praises of Lemon Sun's genius. Check it out!

"The stomp and swagger is innately here, draped in flourishes both familiar and intangible. For each instance of soul drenched vocals there’s a jangly guitar riff or a circus-like vibe in the mix. For all the stomp the band delivers it probably wouldn’t sound right without the scratchy, throaty vocals of Rob Kolar who croons as good as he can let loose." BOOTLEG MAGAZINE

"With grinding guitars that circle the music with a punch to the gut and pinch to the cheeks, you can’t help but sing along." URB MAGAZINE (Cherri Moon)

"As hard-charging brilliant as anything I’ve heard in that venue in the last decade-plus." LA RECORD (Ron Garmon)

"There's a very simple thing going on here. Effortless charm...Lemon Sun are a versatile local pop outfit with a sound that employs all your fave 60's-jangle-harmony-beat conventions without the tired retro smarm. It's ridiculously pleasant, charismatic guitar-pop without pretense. Refreshing. Keep it simple, silly!" AMOEBA RECORDS (Joel Black)
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