Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicago's Strobe Recording to present songwriting contest

Those wanting to support local music and discover some new talent would do well to attend the Strobe Recording Songwriter Contest at 8 p.m. April 24 at Strobe Recording, 2631 W. Division St., Chicago.

The contest is an opportunity for local songwriters to present their original songs and win free recording time.

The public is invited to attend with a $10 suggested donation. Studio doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the event will begin promptly at 8 p.m. 

The fee to enter the contest is $15, and space is limited to 10 songwriters. To register or for more information, contact 

This is a BYOB event and street parking is available on Division Street.

Strobe will be offering artists a chance to win a half day of recording services. Songwriters will perform in front of music industry judges, and performances will be judged on originality, musicianship, composition/lyrics and stage presence.

The competition is open to solo and/or duo artists. Strobe will provide acoustic guitars and a Steinway grand piano for musicians use.

All performances will be recorded live and audio mixes will be provided to each artist at the end of the evening.