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2004 Winners Announced, 10th USA Songwriting Competition Begins

Patrice Pike, a true woman in rock behind the Rock/Alternative group Sister Seven (from Austin, TX, USA) has won the overall top prize of the 2004 Songwriting Competition.

“My Three Wishes” was the winning song written by Patrice Pike, Wayne Sutton, Sean Phillips and Darrell Phillips. Winners came from United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic, Australia, The Bahamas, Germany, Canada and Denmark.

David Francey (of Ontario, CANADA) was a finalist in 2003, won first prize in the Folk category of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition. Canadians have won the prize in this category three years in a row.

In 2002 and 2004, James Keelaghan won the prize in the Folk category. Trevor ‘Suni Clay’ Walker (of Ontario, CANADA) won first prize (hip-Hop).

Christine Spero (of East Jewett, NY) was a finalist in 2002, won first prize in the Jazz category. Aruna (of Los Angeles, CA), an honorable mention winner in 2003 won First Prize in the Pop category. This shows that persistence does pay off.

Charlotte Kelly (of London, UK) is the first legally blind singer-songwriter to ever win first prize in the USA Songwriting Competition, she won first prize in the R&B category with “Cheeky”.

Entries for the 10th Annual USA Songwriting Competition are currently being accepted. Winning songs of the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition will receive airplay on a nationally syndicated radio program “Acoustic Café” as well as XM Satellite Radio. This is the first Songwriting Competition that gives airplay to the winning songs, giving deserving bands, songwriters the recognition and exposure they deserve.

For more information, please go to: http://www.songwriting.net

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