WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) presents
its 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) sponsored by SAW, BMI, Oasis
Duplication, Omega Recording Studios, TAXI, and Writer's Digest Books. SAW
is a non-profit organization assisting songwriters in the Washington, D.C.
area. SAW sponsors workshops and seminars featuring songwriters, musicians,
producers and other music industry professionals.
The Mid-Atlantic Song Contest is a great vehicle for recognition of
up-and-coming songwriters, with results printed in national, regional and
local press as well as on the internet. There are a total of 10 categories of
music including jazz, children's folk, country, adult contemporary and rap
with prizes ranging from $1,000 in cash to gift certificates for CD mastering
by Omega Studios, memberships in TAXI (an independent A&R vehicle), and a
collection of books from Writer's Digest Books. In addition, all gold and
silver winners from each of the 10 categories will be recorded on a Winners'
CD, compliments of Oasis Duplicating, to be distributed to top personnel of
several major record labels, publishing companies, web sites, and regional
The judges are local and regional industry representatives from Washington,
D.C., Baltimore and the Virginia area. Past judges represented BMI, Warner
Chappell Music, EMI, Sony Music, Polygram Music, Opryland Music, Sony Tree,
regional producers, promoters and radio station personalities.
For more information about MASC 18, contest rules and regulations or to
enter, call 800-218-5996. Or check out, www.saw.org. Deadline is August 13,