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$3000.00 CASH from APRA AMCOS

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA AMCOS) is the essential support mechanism for Australian song writers, and as such, is Songsalive! Australia's main sponsor. APRA AMCOS logo

We've always been able to rely on great help from the Board and staff of APRA AMCOS, so we're very happy to be able to announce that APRA AMCOS has provided a very generous Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00) as the prize to be awarded to the song judged to be the overall Best Song of The Song Comp.

IF YOU ARE A SONG WRITER, GET TO KNOW APRA AMCOS

 
CUSTOM-BUILT 64-BIT MUSIC COMPUTER
built by Digital Abode

RRP $3,799
CPU Intel Quad Core Processor
Mainboard Gigabyte or ASUS
RAM 8GB DDR3 PC10600 1333MHz RAM
CD/DVD Internal Blu-Ray Read/Write Drive
HDD 1TB Seagate or Western Digital SATA Drive
Connectivity USB 3.0 + Fire Wire PCI-e Card for external Digital Audio Workstation connection.
Monitor LED Screen
Speakers 5.1 Surround
Software * Software 1:Windows 7 Professional 1 License (OEM Disc Included)
* Software 2:Retail Microsoft Office Professional Academic 1 License
* Software 3:Nero Essential for Blu-Ray Writers
 

 
Blue Pharaoh Music $500 cash prize from Blue Pharaoh Music

Blue Pharaoh Music believes that like all other businesses a successful business is built on integrity, commitment, planning, communication, great product and enduring relationships.

We are an organisation committed to working with you in setting your objectives, your goals for developing a career in the music industry. Blue Pharaoh Music offers more than just publishing your music.

We are looking for upcoming songwriters, singer/song writers who are committed completely to their craft. We are looking for individuals who are coachable, who work with and within a team of dedicated personnel to achieve their goals.

Blue Pharaoh Music believes that relationships can only be achieved when we spend time with each person to gain an understanding of their dreams, skills and aspirations.
 

 
CORT MR600F GUITAR from Gladesville Guitar Factory

Cort is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) company building top end guitars under licence for many proprietary name brands.

Many of their guitars feature dovetail neck joins, solid timbers and such quality fittings as Fishman pickup systems and Grover machine heads making them exceptional value.

Cort acoustic guitars have been best selling models due to their reliability, sound, playability and value for money.

The Cort MR600F is $579 plus guitar bag @ $39.95 Total value is $618.95

Thanks to Gladesville Guitar factory for donating this great prize to The Song Comp
 

 
FIVE (5) ZOOM H2N DIGITAL RECORDERS from Turramurra Music

Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom's most innovative handheld recorder to date. They've packed ground breaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. More info
From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality.
Steinberg's WaveLab LE 7 can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works.
 

 
RECORDING PACKAGE at Soundshed Studios

Stewart Peters has been writing, producing music for over 25 years. He plays guitar (acoustic, electric, nylon & bass), mandolin, keyboards, drums and is also a highly respected session singer.
Stewart has also been involved as a songwriter/producer with various Australian performers and has performed on various national TV shows and has been signed with Warner-Chappell publishing (now with Alberts Publishing).
 

 
ONE-SONG PUBLISHING DEAL with Old Pants / New Pants

Robert A. Case, President of New Pants Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado with an Associates Degree in Business with an emphasis in Music and Video Business.
Mr. Case has produced and released several CDs through the years that have been on the Grammy Entry List in 26 separate categories including Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Recently, Mr. Case's songwriter?s songs have appeared on TV shows One Life to live on the Soap Network and South Park on Comedy Central.
 

 
WEEKEND SEMINAR with Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry.

His seminars are renowned all over the world for the insight, passion and understanding of the craft he brings to his lectures. He regularly visits Australia and those who have attended his local seminars speak very highly of his ability to clarify the essence of a lyric, then, in real time, illustrate how best to apply this clarification to the lyrics which you provide him. It's a great experience to watch him work his magic on your words and we recommend his seminars to any lyricist.

The winner of this prize will gain entry to the next seminar held in your nearest capital city, at a time of their choosing.
 

 
Allan caswell official site Co-writing session with multi-award winning songwriter Allan Caswell

In 2007 when Allan Caswell won his sixth Golden guitar in Tamworth (with Drew McAlister for “Vocal Collaboration Of The Year”), it marked 27 years since his first Golden Guitar in 1980. In the years in between Allan has experienced the highs and lows of a very successful and hugely varied career …

His song “On the Inside” (the theme for the television “Prisoner”) reached No.1 in Australia and New Zealand, No.3 in England and made the Country Charts in the USA (his own version was a top 20 country hit in Europe in 2004)

At last count, Caswell has had well over 900 songs published and over 500 recordings of his songs released world-wide by artists of the calibre of Cilla Black, The Irish Rovers, Patti Page, Slim Dusty, James Blundell and The Living End.
 

 
RECORDING PACKAGE with Valley Studios

The Valley Studio is a Blue Mountains recording studio headed by Roger Corbett. Our goal is to provide state-of-the art, cost effective music recording, songwriting, mentoring and music services.
We've produced over 80 career albums, plus EP's and demos for artists working in all music genres. Artists who recorded at The Valley Studio have achieved countless awards, accolades, chart positions, competition wins, great critical reviews and thousands of CD sales.
 

 
Songwriting Bootcamp with Roger Corbett

This is a prize for 2 people to attend one of Roger's songwriting bootcamps. Songwriting is not only great for music makers, but it is also great for literacy and comprehension. Roger Corbett is a multi award winning, highly experienced songwriter, and principal songwriter with The Bushwackers for the past 30 years. He has delivered hundreds of seminars, talks, workshops and classes in the art and craft of songwriting to children and adults in all levels of experience.

Primary and secondary students can achieve a great songwriting outcome in a small amount of time with the help of an experienced songwriting tutor. It often allows boys to participate fully in the experience. This is a fun workshop that needs approximately 2 hours to complete.
 

 
Graphic design to the value of $1000.00 by designed by db

designed by db creates designs for:
  • CD covers
  • Posters
  • T-shirts
  • Stationary
  • Pull Ups
  • Much more..
You can have a design of your choice created, provide a template, or simply leave it to our creative geniuses to come up with the perfect design to reflect where you're at and where you're going.

You can be as involved as you'd like in the process, but we assure our clients that they will be satisfied with the results!
 

 
Marketing strategy and advice + support tour for overall winner with Fire Entertainment

Fire entertainment: is an entertainment & creative company that focuses on artist development, management and marketing for new talent.
Fire provides assistance to artists and entertainers with development, production guidance, marketing and promotion.
This is an essential part of an artist's career, helping them find their way, their style, sound, concept and connect with the right producers, songwriters an other relevant people in the industry.

Fire Entertainment has just launched an initiative which could be very beneficial for new artists and songwriters. We would like to stretch this invitation to the SONGSALIVE! AUSTRALIA competitors as an extra opportunity for them to get their music heard: THE FIRESPARK TOUR!
 

 
TUITION PACK of TEN LESSONS from ScoopFX Music

ScoopFX Music Tuition School is situated in Sydney's North West and comprises Roxanne Kiely and her husband, Stephen Kiely.

Both are award-winning songwriters, accomplished singers and performers, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their lessons in vocal development, piano, guitar, bass guitar and songwriting in one-on-one lessons.

Their teaching abilities have been recognised by the Music Teachers Association Of NSW. Roxanne has gained accreditation in vocal teaching as well as songwriting, while Stephen has gained accreditation as a teacher of piano, guitar, bass guitar and songwriting.
 

 
DELUXE PRINTING PACK from FC Productions

This prize will benefit anyone looking to have a CD jacket and/or insert, a retractable banner, a book, a run of posters / flyers / promo material of any sort printed.

In other words, every one will want to win this prize, as it can be collected on one medium, or a combination of all the media which FC Productions has to offer, and there are quite a few to choose from.
 

 
Lea Goodrem Lea Goodrem

Lea Goodrem is involved with artist development both locally and in the international market.

Lea brings a wealth of talent, drive and experience to the judging panel and The Song Comp is very happy to have her involvement.

Lea is offering the winner a consultation on how best to transform success in The Song Comp into greater success within the Australian Music Industry.
 

 
RECORDING PACKAGE from KittyGroove Studios * Music Production - If you're are serious about your music career, KittyGroove has produced & written songs in a variety of styles.

* A&R Consulting - With over 20 years combined music industry knowledge, KittyGroove has millions of records sales and vast experience in consulting and advising record labels, managers, bands and artists.

* Publishing - KittyGroove offers a dynamic, fun & active independent music publishing service supplying professional hit songs to artists, record companies, film, television and other media platforms.
 

 
RECORDING PACKAGE from Simon Johnson at Hillbilly Hut

Simon is a freelance bass player and producer in the Australian Country Music Industry.

He operates a recording studio Hillbilly Hut from his home on the NSW Central Coast where he specialises in recording and producing quality projects at competitive rates.

Hillbilly Hut provides a very friendly and relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city where you can enjoy your music experience.

The likes of Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Travis Collins and Buddy Goode have all recorded with Simon at Hillbilly Hut.

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Shure® KSM8 A SHURE® KSM8 Dualdyne™ and SHURE® MV88

KSM8 Dualdyne
  • Achieving the sound quality demanded by elite performers and venues no longer requires sacrificing the rugged reliability of a dynamic microphone.
  • The KSM8 Dualdyne features a patented cartridge design with two ultra-thin diaphragms and groundbreaking reverse airflow technology.
Here are a few more of the technological advancements that make the KSM8 Dualdyne a game-changer in live sound:
  • Unmatched control of proximity effect means a huge sweet spot
  • Accurate, flat frequency response greatly minimizes the need for EQ and processing
  • Truest cardioid polar pattern available controls bleed for a more natural sound
Shure® KSM8
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SHURE® MV88
  • iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • New Product — Delivering clear, high-quality sound, the MV88 rotates for flexible positioning that’s ideal for video applications.
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SHURE® SRH940
Professional Reference Headphones SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones deliver accurate response across the entire audio spectrum for smooth high-end extension with tight bass.
  • Premium reference headphones for professional audio engineers and in-studio talent
  • Closed-back, collapsible, circumaural design
  • Detachable straight and coiled cables
  • Includes SRH940, hard zippered case, threaded 1/4" gold-plated adapter, coiled cable, straight cable, replacement velour ear pads, and user guide
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Jands is an Australian owned privately held and proudly independent company founded in 1970. The company manufactures and distributes the world’s most recognised brands of Audio, Lighting and Staging products primarily for the entertainment and exhibition industry. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, a factory in Melbourne and offices in Brisbane and Perth, Jands employs over 120 people across Australia. Jands sister company JPJ Audio provides Audio and Production services to a large scale rental market. Jands branded lighting dimmers and control consoles are exported worldwide, are found in some of the most prestigious international venues and are used by a large number of high profile international touring artists.
 

 
Membership of Songsalive! Australia

Launched in May, 2011, Songsalive! Australia is the embodiment of a vision for the future of Australian songwriters. We are an autonomous, not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers, with one aim, which is to help Australian songwriters achieve the success they are seeking, whether it be creative, commercial or a combination of the two.

Songsalive! Australia is the organisation which other organisations have grown from. Its ideals are to support and promote Australian songwriters in any way it can. Given the explosion of communications which has occurred over the past decade, the opportunities for local songwriters to connect with people worldwide has grown, and continues to grow exponentially, which is allowing Songsalive! Australia members to reach out well beyond our shores.

 
$250 gift voucher from Carlingford Music Centre

Carlingford Music Centre over the years, has developed a treasured reputation for meticulous attention to detail, a customer focus & a place to go for true value-for-money instruments with service.

This philosophy continues under the current guidance of directors Ned & Bill. Such passionate practices have not only flourished but have taken firm hold of all our core family business principles. Our customers, suppliers and educational clients work harmoniously within our goal of being the most effective and understanding musical instrument outlet for personal or professional musical requirements.

Inspired to expand from a mainly traditional piano store in the Year 2000, Carlingford Music Centre has grown to include a huge range of leading brand General Musical Instruments. Now with two-stores-in-one, Carlingford Music Centre is one of the most comprehensive musical instrument experiences in Sydney.

Carlingford Music Centre strives to keep our clients informed. Services include seminars and forums for our registered music teachers & product demonstration workshops open to the public from beginners to experienced musicians, keeping you up to date with the latest information on all kinds of instruments and print music.

 
Electronic keyboard from Sounds Easy- Music Technology

Sounds Easy is one of Australia's leading boutique music technology retailers. We are specialists in providing computer hardware and software solutions to many of Australia's leading international film/TV composers, musicians, DJs and recording studios. We sell and support some of the most popular brands of audio DAWs, software instruments, audio interfaces, keyboards and MIDI controllers and a wide variety of studio equipment.

As well as being an online store, we aim to be an industry leading resource for technical advice and support. We are experts in music technology and take great pride in offering a quality service to those who share our passion in music and sound. Our technical experts all come from backgrounds in sound composition and production which enables them to provide informed and trustworthy advice that our clients can rely on.

 
Pharmacological package from Pittwater Pharmacy Compounding Chemist

"This is a real chemist with people who know what they are talking about. Its great to see an example of retailing where the staff care about their customers at the same time professional in their approach. I have recommended Pittwater Pharmacy to many people."

"My family and I have been going to Pittwater Pharmacy for many years and cannot recommend it highly enough. The pharmacists and staff are friendly, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and always make time to listen no matter how busy they are. Their prices are excellent and they always give the option of a cheaper brand if there is one available. My vet sent me to Pittwater Pharmacy when my cat needed a specific medication and I was even given a selection of flavours to make the medicine more palatable.

The whole family is well looked after!" Sue

 
A designer shirt Nakhle Shirtmakers

It's hard to have a bad day wearing a Nakhle shirt!

A bespoke shirt reflects the individuality and taste of a man, as interpreted by the hands of a master craftsman.

Nakhle Shirtmakers recognise that bespoke shirts are for people who appreciate that perfection of fit is an important step to fine dressing. Nakhle Shirtmakers design and craft men’s custom made shirts for business wear, formal wear, leisure wear and special occasions. Our bespoke shirts look stylish and present well, but importantly are comfortable and easy wearing. Come in and experience indulgence at its best, we offer:
  • Individual & Personalised Design
  • Exquisite European Quality Cotton Fabrics
  • High-End Craftsmanship
  • Relaxed surroundings

 
Wholesale Trophies Trophies by Wholesale Trophies

Trophies, Corporate Awards & Sporting Trophies

For over 40 years Wholesale Trophies in Sydney have appreciated the power of recognition. Corporate awards and sporting trophies are a true reflection of how we value our team or people for doing their job well.

By recognising a team member with a corporate award or motivational gift, you are showing them that they have made a contribution to everyone involved, they are respected and their place is certain.

 
Sydney TAFE 4 hours of recording time with an engineer Sydney TAFE
  • Learn how to use a full recording studio from scratch. Learn microphone techniques, signal flows and how to get a great sound.
  • Whether you play guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, sing or rap, this is a great chance to tighten up and prepare for a full time music performance course.
Are you planning to change your career? Need some new career ideas? Does your job require you to upskill? Or do you want to explore a new skill or interest? Get started now.

Sydney TAFE has a huge range of professional development courses enrolling now and throughout the summer. And what’s one person’s professional development is another person’s summer school oasis of courses for interest, hobby or passion. So explore Sydney TAFE courses to explore your future.

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