It’s not everyday that a band is able to find their name directly tied to the late, great, Beatles legend John Lennon. Well, True North Records recording talents Madison Violet have that honour now that they’ve beat out thousands of competitors for the “Maxell Song of the Year” at the 13th annual John Lennon Songwriting competition.
“Just having Madison Violet and John Lennon in the same sentence is an achievement in itself!” said Madison Violet's Brenley MacEachern. “Winning the prize for this particular song is incredibly rewarding and we're elated. When we wrote The Ransom, we were in the midst of a long and arduous tour and even with the support of our fans, we were both feeling a little road weary so the song truly speaks to moment we endured. Being recognized for this song makes being on the road, as much as we are, worth it. The JLSC and Maxell have turned our low moment into a high one.”
More Information About the John Lennon Songwriting Contest:
Celebrating its fourteenth year, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is dedicated to providing opportunities to both professional and amateur songwriters. Winners in 12 categories receive awards and prizes totaling over $275,000. The $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year is selected by a stellar Executive Committee including Elton John, Tim McGraw, Wyclef Jean, Bacon Brothers, Carlos Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Natasha Badingfield, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Mary J. Blige, Nick Lachey, and many more.
Sponsors of the Contest include Maxell, Apple Inc., Roland, Gibson, Epiphone Guitars, Avid, GHS Strings, Sonicbids, Mackie, Ampeg, Blackheart Amps, Propellerhead, Ableton, SAE Institute, Audio-Technica, Creative Allies, Digital Media Academy, musiciansfriend.com, and Disc Makers. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon who said "I hope this Contest will encourage, inspire and help the songwriters of the world to share their dreams with us."
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Over and out,
Adam the Intern