Media Release 15 January 2016

Media Release
15th January 2016

Pacific Song Competition – 2015 Third Year Spectacular!

The Pacific Song Competition is now entering it’s fourth year of operation, with the 2015 competition just finished.

The results for 2015 were a true representation of the Asia-Pacific’s diversity of song and culture.

The third placegetter was a catchy Electronic Dance piece, Lampu Aladin, sung by Uwell and composed by Beppe from Indonesia.  Second was a Hard-rock song, Forever, composed and sung by Gate 9 out of Adelaide, Australia.

The Winner for 2015 was an anti-corruption message, Mister Ni-Vanuatu, written and performed by four-man group Parallel in true boy-band style, from Vanuatu, live at the Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival in Espiritu Santo in November.

Other entries this year included 2 young composers from Sydney Australia with a pop dance piece, a Syrian rapper from Nauru, a country school entry choreographed from Sapa, Vietnam, Pacific ballads and hard rock entries from Australia – 11 songs in all from 5 countries for this year’s Pacific Song Competition.

This song competition is different from most others in it’s inspiration, aims and methodology.

The competition does not have a theme or required song structure, rather it seeks to embrace the diversity of the countries around the Pacific Ocean, from New Zealand and Australia in the south-west, up to Russia and Canada in the north and down to Ecuador and Chile in the south-east.

By embracing a very low cost internet-based operating vehicle, with volunteer judges, the PSC is able to allow anyone to enter the competition.  There is no cost barrier to enter.  The competition is country based, but the competition is truly more about the individual artists, their songs and stories and their talent.  The PSC final series takes place by Web-stream set in a virtual stadium.

The aim of the competition is to take these musicians and performers and to give them a world stage that they might otherwise not be able to attain.

The low cost of entry means that any performer who has an original song can enter, simply by shooting a video on their phone or tablet.  The competition in 2016 is looking for a music and production sponsor, who will be able to take the winners and produce professional video and audio tracks for them for the global market.

From very small beginnings in 2012, with two judges and three songs from Australia, the PSC now has five country juries, with entries in 2015 from five countries and pledges of more in 2016.

The Pacific Song Competition will be looking for entries in March 2016 and needs community and sponsor involvement to grow.

Please see below for a summary of the competition or for more detailed information please go to our website pacific.songcompetition.net/what-are-we

About Pacific Song Competition
The Pacific Song Competition is a community inspired grass roots initiative. The competition calls for original songs from songwriters and performers in 53 countries situated around the Pacific Ocean region. Formed in 2012, the competition searches for the most popular song across the region, as voted for by an online Public vote and a Jury in each country.
The search for Juries and Judges in each country begins in February of each year, with the call for Entries in March. The preliminary country judging for songs takes place in early October, with semi finals in early November and the Grand-final competition night held in mid-November each year.
The Pacific Song Competition runs from March to November each year, with this year’s Grand Final on Saturday 19 November 2016.
For more information visit www.pacific.songcompetition.net or our Facebook page

For media enquiries please contact Pacific Song Competition
Di Campisi: PR@pacific.songcompetition.net
Peter Puchner: peter.puchner@talentstorm.com.au

Or email admin@pacific.songcompetition.net

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