IMSTA announces the 2017 IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Competition co-hosted by Broadjam. This is Competition is an annual affair that will provide aspiring and established songwriters the opportunity attend Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece.
Broadjam accepts song- submissions prior to live-judging at IMSTA FESTA (dates listed below). All song submissions will be distilled into a top 3- using Broadjam’s blind listening peer review mechanism. Songs of any genre, with or without lyrics are welcomed.
Additionally, at IMSTA’s Song Reviews at IMSTA FESTA, Song-Reviewers have the opportunity to add a Wild Card to the Finalist pool. A Wild Card is spontaneously added to the finalist pool and in the running for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place for regional finals.
This competition runs throughout 2017 with separate regional drawings that take place at each scheduled IMSTA FESTA. The Top-3 finalists + Wild Card submissions will be judged at a Judging panel at IMSTA FESTA and will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd with software prizes. Broadjam finalists do not need to be present for judging.
At the end of 2017, the 1st place winners from each IMSTA FESTA will enter for the Grand Prize from which, the winning “Song of the Year” will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will win a FREE trip to a songwriting camp hosted by Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece.
Black Rock Studio is considered one of the most beautiful studios in the world. Each year Black Rock hosts several Songwriting Camps at their picturesque location on Santorini Island in Greece. This camp is attended by some of the most talented songwriters in the world. The 2017 Grand Prize winner will receive a free entry into a Black Rock Studios songwriting camp in 2018, receive free airfare from the continental USA and Canada to and from Santorini and free accommodations in Santorini courtesy of Black Rock Studios and IMSTA.