EPSWC



The Official


EL Paso Song-Writing CONTEST
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Mission

The EPSWC convenes to encourage, promote and honor the song-writing talents of El Paso's musicians.   We do so by providing a dedicated venue and competition event, where musicians can showcase their original works to a public audience and expose it to other professionals for  feedback and acclaim.  We believe, that by promoting the craft of song-writing in such a manner, it will galvanize El Paso's song-writing community;  foster confidence and spirit for all musicians, who engage in the song-writing craft.


EPSWC Support The Craft    

We prefer (but not writtten in stone)  entries of the following styles:  Greyed out just means were over stocked in that genre... You can still submit in that genre..we just will wonder why no other genres signed up.
GENRE/STYLE NEED at least HAVE
Metal/Hard/Progressive Rock 0 2
Alt/Indie/Experiment 0 3
Folk/Country/Latin/ Americana 0 5
Blues/Jazz/R&B/ Hip-Hop 0 1
World/Everything Else 0 5
 
READ THE RULES

See previous contest event results
2015 (Posted soon)

2014

2013

EPSWC 2015 Winning Songs
BAND/AUTH SONG
1st Place:
Areli Castro
"Word of a Deadman"  
2nd Place:
Sergio Carrasco
"Alabama Skies"
3rd Place
Timothy Hanlon
"News Room Beauty"
Honorable Mention:
Amadeus Wohlwend/ Alex Arellano
"Bella" 

Tip: What are we looking for in a winning  song?/

  • It should tell a story, or convey theme or specific thought.
  • It should be 'tuneful' and have melody, distinct rythym and meter.
  • It should have elements of structure, containing Intros, verse, chorus, bridges, middles and outros. (or parts thereof)
  • It should not be longer than 4 minutes.
  • It should stay in keeping with its declared genre. 
  • Finally, (and most important) it should have your heart into it...becuse that's where the magic really starts... (catchiness begins with one heart, that compells many other hearts to align themelves as one.)

These tips are not written in stone, but they will surely help.


FREINDS OF EPSWC
The Rio Grande RiftLochlann Green DJ KTEP RADIO 88.5Sun City SciFi LocalEl Paso Play House 
  92.3 The FOX FM Radio    
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