My name is Michael Hollingsworth and I'd like to welcome you to the Palm Springs International Song Contest & Festival taking place September 15-17, 2016 in the city of Palm Springs, California. As a purblisher and songwriter, I know the difficulties of getting your songs heard, recorded, and published, so I created this contest and festival. We differ from the others because of the festival and also the live performances of the 5 finalists.
Winners will be chosen by a well-qualified judging committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from record labels, publishers and producers. The winning song may be chosen in person by a panel of four celebrity judges at a gala in Palm Springs on September 17th after a live performance of the five final selected songs, with the winning song chosen that evening and performed by a celebrity vocalist.
This is how it works. From all of our entries, a panel of music professional judges will narrow the field to 24 songs. From the 24, the judges will select 5 semi-finalist songs. On the final evening of the festival, September 17th, those 5 songs will be performed by professional singers in front of a panel of celebrity judges who will select the winning song. We are hoping to have the winner of The Voice sing the winning song. The first prize will be $25,000 in cash. Other prizes will be announced as we sign sponsors.
Did I mention that the five semi-finalists will be flown to Palm Springs and stay in a luxury hotel at our expense. So what are you waiting for? Go to our entry page and enter today. Don't forget to read the Rules & Regulations. There are also tabs about our publishing company, our internet radio station KNET and there is a tab to go to so you can get information about the song festival. See you in Palm Springs!