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Feb. 28, 2018


IMSTA is proud to announce the IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Contest. This contest is an annual affair that will provide aspiring and established songwriters the opportunity to have their creative pieces heard by industry professionals. Songs with or without lyrics of any genre are welcome. Finales will take place at each scheduled IMSTA FESTA (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Toronto, Berlin) where 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be awarded.

IMSTA FESTA is an environment to learn, network and connect with the professionals. The one- day event is a celebration of music technology featuring a selection of music technology companies, a series of professional Panels overflowing with music industry professionals, Master Class series filled with exclusive tips on your favorite production tools. Don't miss the next IMSTA FESTA! Admission is free!

This competition runs throughout the year with separate regional drawings that are linked to each scheduled IMSTA FESTA. The finalists will be heard at a judging panel at IMSTA FESTA. Judges will listen to finalists' creations and pick the regional winner at IMSTA FESTA and will receive a prize, with over $12,000 in prizes.

WIN A FREE TRIP to Songwriting camp at Black Rock Studios

At the end of each year, the four 1st place winners from each IMSTA FESTA will enter for the Grand Prize from which, the winning "Song of the Year" will be selected. The Grand Prize winner, in addition to prizes, will win a FREE trip to a songwriting camp hosted by Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece.

Black Rock Studios is one of the most beautiful studios in the world.
Each year Black Rock hosts several Songwriting Camps at their picturesque location on Santorini Island in Greece. This camp is attended by some of the most talented songwriters in the world. The Grand Prize winner will receive a free entry into a Black Rock songwriting camp for the year they won, including airfare from the continental USA and Canada to and from Santorini and accommodations in Santorini courtesy of Black Rock Studios and IMSTA.