Thursday, August 15, 2013

John Lennon Education Tour Bus Stops at the Old Town School of Folk Music

You may already know that Jonas Friddle & The Majority won the 16th annual JLSC Song of the Year Award for their amazing song "Belle De Louisville" which you can check out here. What you may not know is that Jonas Friddle & The Majority are all faculty and alumni at Chicago, Illinois' prestigious Old Town School of Folk Music. Jonas Friddle teaches banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin at the Old Town School and inspires children to make original music rooted in traditional American folk music.

To celebrate Jonas Friddle & The Majority's work as songwriters and as teachers, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will make a stop at the Old Town School of Folk Music on September 18th! The JLETB is committed to providing quality music education to children all around the world and is thrilled to have to chance to visit the Old Town School. While there, the Bus will hold tours and recording sessions with Old Town students and present Jonas Friddle with his prize of $20,000 in cash, an Avid prize pack, a Mackie Mixer, a pair of Mackie Studio Montiors, and a $1000 scholarship to Digital Music Academy!

Music is an integral part of the lives of the members of Jonas Friddle & The Majority, both in and out of work. Is the same true for you? Then head over to our website to learn how to enter a song into the JLSC for your chance at $20,000, and maybe even a visit from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Session I 2013 Winners Will be Announced September 1st!

Hey folks,

When you tons of entries from talented songwriters around the world, it takes a lot of time and effort to pick Finalists, let alone Grand Prize Winners or the Song of the Year. Jonas Friddle and the Majority entered their song "Belle De Louisville" in Session I of 2012 and just last week they took home the coveted Song of the Year. A year later after winning $20,000, Jonas Friddle's journey with the John Lennon Songwriting Contest is just beginning.

Now we're carefully listening to all of the entries from 2013 Session I and trying to find the next big songwriter. The entries this year have been strong as ever but our JLSC judges such as Fergie, Sean Paul, Bob Weir, and Natasha Bedingfield have been working hard to pick our winners and the results will be announced on September 1st.

Want to have your song heard by our judges and have a chance at winning our incredible prizes like $20,000 in cash, as well as gear from Avid, Mackie, Roland and Vox? Then why not start your journey with the JLSC now! Head over to our website to learn about all things JLSC and to enter your song online for Session II of 2013. And if you're looking for inspiration, then check out our previous winners like Jonas Friddle. It's been a blast listening to the entries from Session I and we can't wait to hear from you!