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Year In Review: Spotlighting Our SongwriterUniverse 2010 'Best Song Of The Month" Contest Winners

By Dale Kawashima Share

We are pleased to spotlight and honor our Twelve "Best Song Of The Month" Contest Winners for 2010. These monthly winners wrote the best songs which were submitted to SongwriterUniverse during the past year. All twelve winners are deserving of continued recognition and exposure. The winning songs were in many different genres of music, from pop, AC, rock, country, R&B, soul, Americana and folk.

Haroula Rose
2010 "Best Song Of The Month" Contest Winners.

Our "Best Song Of The Month" Contest was launched in August 2003. There have been many talented winners who have achieved success in the music business. Two of our past contest winners, pop/R&B writer/artist Matt Palmer and Sarah Lewis of the pop/rock band Jag Star, received staff writer/music publishing deals with HoriPro Music Publishing (where I work as Executive Consultant). Notably, Matt Palmer is now collaborating with several major label artists (who are signed to Sony and Universal) and with hit writer/producers.

Notably, our January 2006 winner Levi Kreis, has gone on to become an award-winning musical performer on Broadway. He currently stars in the acclaimed hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor In A Musical (for his role of Jerry Lee Lewis). Kreis is also a singer/songwriter who has released four albums. Kreis won our song contest for co-writing his song, "I Should Go."

Another previous contest winner is Mandi Perkins (our September 2004 Winner), a singer/songwriter who was signed to a label deal with Sony Music in 2008 and released her album, Alice in No Man's Land. She now fronts the band of Verona, and she is a pro songwriter in Los Angeles who works with Toby Gad and other hit writer/producers.

In addition to our monthly song contest, our other music site, SingerUniverse, hosts the equally popular "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition. Notably, our August 2007 "Best Vocalist" winner, singer/songwriter Chloe Leighton, has now signed a major label deal with Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, which is owned by top writer/producer J.R. Rotem and features hit artists Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston.

Via our "Best Song Of The Month" and "Best Vocalist Of The Month" contests, we look forward to spotlighting & honoring excellent new songwriters, artists and vocalists in 2011, and for years to come.

To enter our next SongwriterUniverse "Best Song Of The Month" Contest: Click Here

To read about our SingerUniverse 2010 "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition Winners: Click Here


2010 "Best Song Of The Month" Contest Winners

Here are our Twelve Song Contest Winners for 2010 in chronological order, with the songwriter credits, plus their e-mail and website links. You can listen to the winning songs by clicking the music players below.

 
 
Song Title:
"Dancing Through Life." (pop). Sarah Lonsert. January 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Sarah Lonsert, Jonathan George, Jami Templeton & G'harah "PK" Degeddingseze. Performed by Sarah Lonsert.
Listen:
Email:
sc2sc@yahoo.com
Websites:
www.myspace.com/sarahlonsert
 
Sarah Lonsert
Sarah Lonsert

 
 
Song Title:
"All I Need." (R&B/pop). Jael Gadsden. February 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Jael Gadsden and Kevin Randolph of Los Angeles, CA. Performed by Jael Gadsden.
Listen:
Email:
jaelgadsden@gmail.com
Websites:
www.jaelgadsden.com, www.myspace.com/jaelsing
 
Jael Gadsden
Jael Gadsden

 
 
Song Title:
"Independence Day." (rock/pop). J.L. Baker. March 2010 Winner. Read His Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Written and performed by J.L. Baker of Denver, CO.
Listen:
Email:
jl@jlbaker.net
Websites:
www.jlbaker.net, www.myspace.com/jlmusicweb
 
J.L. Baker
J.L. Baker

 
 
Song Title:
"Crimson Sunset." (rock/pop). Mindwalk Blvd. April 2010 Winner. Read Their Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Mindwalk Blvd. (Jordan Ferrera, Mike Avakian, Tyler Hudson) of Boston, MA.
Listen:
Email:
jmindwalkblvd@comcast.net
Websites:
www.mindwalkblvd.com, www.myspace.com/mindwalkblvd
 
Mindwalk Blvd.
Mindwalk Blvd.

 
 
Song Title:
"Damn Honey." (acoustic/folk/rock). Simon Fagan. May 2010 Winner. Read His Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Simon Fagan of Dublin, Ireland. Performed by Simon Fagan and his band.
Listen:
Email:
info@simonfagan.net
Websites:
www.simonfagan.net, www.myspace.com/simonfagan
 
Simon Fagan
Simon Fagan

 
 
Song Title:
"Home To Me." (pop/AC). Elizabeth Elming. June 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Elizabeth Elming & Rob Wells of Toronto, ON, Canada. Performed by Elizabeth Elming.
Listen:
Email:
elizabeth.elming@me.com
Websites:
www.myspace.com/elizabethelming
 
Elizabeth Elming
Elizabeth Elming

 
 
Song Title:
"I Gotta Be Your Love Song." (pop/rock). Josh Carter. July 2010 Winner. Read His Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Josh Carter, Josh Goode & Bradley Prakope of Dallas, TX. Performed by Josh Carter.
Listen:
Email:
josh@joshcartermusic.com
Websites:
www.joshcartermusic.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Carter/99838215956
 
Josh Carter
Josh Carter

 
 
Song Title:
"Kiss My Rainy Day Away." (country). Jenn Bostic. August 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Jenn Bostic & Charlie Hutto of Nashville, TN. Performed by Jenn Bostic.
Listen:
Email:
jennbostic@yahoo.com
Websites:
www.jennbostic.com, www.myspace.com/jennbostic
 
Jenn Bostic
Jenn Bostic

 
 
Song Title:
"Sundays Without You." (country). Jessica Erin. September 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Jessica Erin, Nick Lawhorn & Ryan Demaree of Los Angeles, CA. Performed by Jessica Erin.
Listen:
Email:
jessicaerin@jessicaerin.com
Websites:
www.jessicaerin.com, www.sonicbids.com/jessicaerin
 
Jessica Erin
Jessica Erin

 
 
Song Title:
"Time Will Show." (pop/rock). Malea McGuinness. October 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Malea McGuinness of Los Angeles, CA. Performed by Malea McGuinness.
Listen:
Email:
malea@maleamusic.com
Websites:
www.maleamusic.com, www.facebook.com/maleamcguinness
 
Malea McGuinness
Malea McGuinness

 
 
Song Title:
"Stay Gone." (pop). Annaliese. November 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Annaliese of Los Angeles, CA. Performed by Annaliese.
Listen:
Email:
annaliesemusic@gmail.com
Websites:
www.myspace.com/annaliese, www.facebook.com/annaliesemusic
 
Annaliese
Annaliese

 
 
Song Title:
"Brand New Start." (folk/pop). Haroula Rose. December 2010 Winner. Read Her Contest Winner Article
Written by:
  Haroula Rose of Los Angeles, CA. Performed by Haroula Rose.
Listen:
Email:
haroularosemusic@gmail.com
Websites:
www.myspace.com/haroularose, www.facebook.com/haroularose
 
Haroula Rose
Haroula Rose

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