Reid Jamieson, Frazer Mac win in 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson and Toronto electro-pop-soul artist Frazer Mac have won first prize in their respective categories of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC).
Jamieson's song "Rail," co-written with Carolyn Victoria Mill, won in the Folk category, while Mac's "Green Light" took the prize in the Pop field, both in the second session of the JLSC for the year 2011. As part of their prize packages, the SOCAN members received free studio equipment from the likes of Avid, Roland and Boss, Audio-Technica, Gibson Guitars and Epiphone, and Propellerhead, as well as other goods and services.
The JLSC is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two sessions – with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and one "Song of the Year."