NEWS BLAST #10 is a bumper edition, packed full of news, and opportunities for musicians and music fans alike. Want to write a Swiss Eurovision entry, or get a free music video made? Then read on!
Oldie Composers is open to anyone aged 40 or older on the closing date of 30th November 2011 (hey, that’s not old! Ed). The songs are judged on composition, lyrics, melody, and originality (the quality of recording is not considered). You can find full details at oldiecomposers.com
Young Songwriters aims to raise awareness of the talent that is out there in the 12 to 18 year old age range. If you know someone who you think might be interested then point them towards young-songwriters.co.ukwhere they’ll find the rules (entries have to come through via schools or recognised youth organisations) and details of how to enter. This competition runs from September through to Easter 2012, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.
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