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Christine Spero Wins 2004 USA Songwriting Competition

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Subject: Press Release “USA Songwriting Competition" Winner Christine Spero From : “USA Songwriting Competition" Sent : February 10, 2005 Subject : Press Release

CHRISTINE SPERO WINS 2004 USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Christine Spero, a Jazz singer-songwriter from East Jewett,NY won the first prize of the Jazz category of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition with her song, “He Wasn't Always That Way" from her CD, “We Call It Music". This will be released on a compilation CD of all the winning songs in 2005. Her song “Caribbean Nights" was a finalist in the 2002 competition. “I am elated and excited about the possible opportunities this will open up for me", said Christine. In the past she collaborated with pop legend Neil Sedaka and pop pioneer Don Kirschner to record her original songs. Her piece, “Therapy “ has been published by Wild Whirled Music, a leading provider of music for film and television whose clients include; Paramount, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and SONY and has been released on a compilation CD of Jazz throughout the 20th century.The group has been featured on TimeWarner Cable's “Poughkeepsie LIVE!" (For more photos, information and bookings) please go to www.christinesperogroup.com “Comparing Christine Spero's achievement to “American Idol" would denigrate what the East Jewett singer-songwriter has done. While “Idol" dilutes and sanitizes pop music, Spero heightens it. Congratulations to Christine Spero. She quietly brought honor to Greene County and proves music that flies under the radar can have its own integrity." (The Daily Mail/Hudson Valley Newspapers) Winning songs of the 2004 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. Entrants stand to win a grand prize of over US$50,000 in cash, merchandise and exposure, making this the largest prize package for any annual songwriting competition. Many USA Songwriting Competition winners in the past have received recording and publishing contracts, as well as having their songs placed on film and television. Judges include record labels such as Warner and SONY Music. The USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by Sony, Rolling Stone magazine, New Music Weekly, Steinberg, Audio-Technica, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Sam Ash Music Stores, IK Multimedia, Terratec, East WestSounds, MixDownMedia.com, Indie Bible, Garritan Music Software, AcousticCafe, Livewire Contacts, Loggins Promotion, Singer magazine, ElectronicMusician magazine, Superdups.com, Sonicbids.com and XM Radio. The competition is aimed at promoting excellence in the art of songwriting among writers, composers, bands, singer/songwriters and solo artists in an international forum. . For more information, visit the website at: http://www.songwriting.net

Jessica Brandon Artists Relations USA Songwriting Competition *World's Leading International Songwriting Competition* http://www.songwriting.net [email protected]

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