Songwriter Showcase During SXSW, Audio-Technica is giving away Headphones as door prizes

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Mar 7, 2011, 6:09:55 PM3/7/11
USA Songwriting Competition presenting a songwriters showcase during
Austin's SXSW Music and Media Conference, long recognized as the
largest musician conference and festival. USA Songwriting Competition
is bringing six outstanding songwriters/music artists:
Jacinta Brondgeest (1st Prize, Dance category, 15th USA Songwriting
Dave Merenda (Honorable Mention Winner, 15th USA Songwriting
Simon Spire (Honorable Mention Winner, 12th USA Songwriting
Melissa Greener (1st Prize, Folk category,, 14th Annual USA
Songwriting Competition)
Raleigh Hall (1st Prize, Gospel category, 15th USA Songwriting
Drew Jacobs (1st Prize, Novelty/Comedy category, 15th USA Songwriting

USA Songwriting Competition showcase moved from Borders Books & Music
to Barnes and Noble store on Fridday evening starting at 7pm. SXSW
celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, hosting no less than 1,900
bands during its Music week, March 16-20, 2011. FREE admission, no
SXSW badges needed.

Also, Audio-Technica is giving away two ATH-M30 Headphones as door
prizes and will be given to 2 lucky people in the audience

Past artists include winners and finalists of the USA Songwriting
Competition that went on to get signed and hit the charts after the
showcase. Kate Voegele was featured at the same showcase in 2006 and
was signed shortly thereafter to Interscope Records. Ari Gold
performed at the 2008 showcase and hit #10 on the Billboard charts
later that summer. Other artists include Jordan Zevon (USA Songwriting
Competition Overall Grand Prize Winner), Melissa Ferrick, Michelle
Malone, Throwing Seven and more.

USA Songwriting Competition's Tenth Annual Songwriters Showcase during
SXSW is on Friday, March 18, 2011, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. at Barnes &
Noble Austin is located at 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX
78759-5815 at the upstairs event space. Telephone is (512) 418-8985.

Barnes & Noble is the nation's top bookseller brand for the seventh
year in a row, and is rated number two in trust among all retailers
for the second year in a row, according to the EquiTrend(r) Brand Study
by Harris Interactive(r). Barnes & Noble is the leader in the specialty
retail category for customer satisfaction for the fourth year in a
row, according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index. For
the third year in a row, Barnes & Noble earned the top rating of 100
percent in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting
entries. For more information on USA Songwriting Competition, please

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