Songathon, famous for their songwriting competitions, is launching yet another one, this time urging artists to write songs about social distancing to raise funds for coronavirus relief.
The Songathon Prompt Challenge aims to see what artist can write the catchiest song about their experience in social isolation.
Judges for the competition are RuthAnne (who has co-written hits for Britney Spears, Niall Horan, and JoJo), VÉRITÉ, and rock duo The Score.
The winning musician will help spread support and funding for GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is helping to combat the virus worldwide.
“We’re incredibly excited about bringing together the global songwriting community for such an urgent cause. Music has the power to heal, bring us together, and spread a message,” say Songathon founders Noah Hyams and Amber Ward.
The challenge is accepting artists who are 18 and over. Submissions will be accepted from April 6 until May 1, 2020. Voting takes place from May 2-10, with the winners to be announced on May 11.
Hey! I’m Allen Steinberg and I’m currently based in Belleville, Ontario. I’m a Journalism & Communications student doing my four-week placement with Canadian Beats because I love writing and I love music. Outlets like Canadian Beats are important because they care about showing off smaller / newer artists who may otherwise not get much exposure. I think it really keeps them going. I also sing and play guitar in my band Arm’s Length. Happy to be here!