Circle Calendar December 2019 Update

Hey songwriters,Just a heads-up on the last few busy weeks on the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle calendar. The Girlie Show Acoustic Guitar Project, Nov. 29 at Hambone’s, was the best local performance I’ve seen in years. Outstanding work by Debbi Pace (, Donna O (, Carrie Collins (, Parry Adams ( and Liss Victory (, who nailed her set as well as her promotion of the event.On Dec. 6, two days after the group’s Wednesday meeting at Hambone’s, a bunch of members volunteered to help at our hastily relocated CD release event at the Penn Hebron Garden Club (The Barn). Much credit goes to group member Howard Davidson ( for getting us into the venue on extremely short notice, and to members who assisted at admissions, the food and beverage booth, merch table, raffle, MC, parking, food and beverage donations, setup and cleanup. After paying for stage rental and sound and group webmaster (member Dennis Malley ( gave us a break on the PA), we profited $88, which group treasurer Tom Beckman ( deposited in a dedicated Songwriters Circle bank account with money left over from CD duping fees. Good performances, appreciative listening-room audience, good work by everyone involved.Two days later on Dec. 8 at City Mission, a homeless shelter in Washington, PA , about a dozen group members performed holiday songs for shelter residents and members of the community who needed a hot meal. They listened to and sang along with the group’s performance of Christmas and New Year songs as well as holiday originals, making the Songwriters Circle’s Christmas show a truly unique performance. Thanks again to member and event organizer Sue Gartland(’m on a much needed traveling vacation from deadlines, but I’ll be back in time to see you in January. The first Wednesday is a holiday, so we’ll meet at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 8 at Hambone’s. The suggested assignment is to write a song in which each line contains five words. Not five syllables, five words. Think about it.Some of you have original holiday songs that may be worthy of consideration in Open Mic Entertainment’s annual Christmas Songwriting Competition. See below.Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.- John 

Have you written Christmas or Holiday songs? If so…
Enter in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting CompetitionDo you have songs similar to “All I Want For Christmas is you” by Mariah Carey or “Last Christmas” by Wham? You should enter the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition, and it all ends next week… Enter Online Now >>
Fellow Musician,You have in front of you the opportunity to enter the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition to make the next few days the best days you’ve had all year in three different ways…plus one great big bonus – a cool complimentary plug-in (courtesy of our sponsor – Final Mix Software, Christmas ONLY Special) when you enter for all entrants that enter today only, worth $19.95! 

• This is a limited time only when you can enter a Christmas or Holiday song. Yes, it’s that time of the year folks when you think about Christmas and Holidays!! Do you have an Original Christmas Song you own the rights to? Do you have a song like “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin or “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” by Mel Torme and Robert Wells? Why not send it to us and who knows you could be the top winner and a special Christmas Songwriting trophy for that special place on your mantle and possible songwriting contract with a major music publishing house.SPECIAL EXTRA BONUS: the Top 15 finalists’ songs will appear on our Christmas/Holiday Compilation CD, which will be promoted to various radio stations in USA and Canada! This is an excellent music industry exposure for you and your music.. Enter online Now >>
We promote the art and excellence of songwriting. Your music will be heard world wide and by Christmas as well. Enter online here >>“It feels Amazing to be the top winner. I’m glad the judges at the Christmas Songwriting Competition gave my Christmas song a number one place!”—said Samantha Nelson, Top winner of the 3rd Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition; Los Angeles, CA“I am honored and filled with appreciation of the recognition given by the music business professionals who have judged the second annual Christmas Songwriting Competition. Winning is not only gratifying, it is an immense validation”—said Philip Adams, Top winner of the 2nd Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition; Quincy, MA“I am incredibly honored that my song has been selected as the top winning song of this competition. My prayer is that hope, love and encouragement is meant to be a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas. To have that recognized and appreciated is amazingly humbling”—said Jenn Bostic, Top winner of the 1st Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition; Nashville, TN
Dedicated to the art & excellence of songwriting, Karen Randle
Artist Relations
USA Songwriting Competition
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