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Beachfest Bermuda’s semi finalists revealed 

21 July 2014

The Beachfest Crown Song Competition has announced the semi-finalists for the next round of the contest in Bermuda

The competition is heating up for PRS for Music and The Chewstick Foundation’s first ever national song competition.  The Beachfest Crown Song Competition has attracted over 50 entries from songwriters vying for the chance to win an impressive prize, including a scooter and studio time worth $10,000.

Candidates who received the most views for their video song on the Beachfest Bermuda YouTube channel have now made it through to the next stage. A staggering 36,000 total views were made in just over two weeks.  

The top 10 semi-finalists are:
1. Bruce Perinchief:  “Wind up on it”
2. Mike Hind / Uncle Elvis: “Comic Book Hero”
3. Juice: Sho Girl”
4. Ray: “Summertime in Bermuda”
5. Kid Clazzic ft Poet Ali: “$4$”
6. Samuel Alexander: “Bang Bang”
7. Quinn Outerbridge: “Run Girl Run”
8. Rivah: “Like I Said”
9. Eminince: “Wait Up”
10. Will B: “Be True”

All the songs can be heard by visiting The Beachfest YouTube page.

By texting (441) 500-1836, the public are now being urged to vote for their all-time favourite to win.  Bermudians will be able to catch the exciting group of semi-finalists who will be played throughout the week on Vibe 103, as well as being featured in a TV special on Channel82.  If that wasn’t enough, the semi-finalists will be performing live at the first night of Cup Match Summer Splash. The artists with the most text votes will make it through to the finals which will be announced at the event.

Desmond Townsend of PRS for Music said: “Congratulations to all of the semi-finalists. We’re delighted that so many talented songwriters have entered the Beachfest Crown Song Competition. It’s a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on Bermudian music not only locally, but also on the world stage. Good luck to all of the competitors in the next round.”

The finalists will perform live at Beachfest on 31 July 2014 at Horseshoe Bay before a prestigious panel of judges, including an international recording artist and local and international music industry professionals.

For more information on the Beachfest Crown Song Competition or Bermuda’s Beachfest Emancipation Celebration visit www.beachfestbermuda.com. For other Chewstick Foundation initiatives visit www.chewstick.org. Questions can be addressed via email to info@chewstick.org or by calling 292 2439.

PRS for Music is an organisation that represents the rights of thousands songwriters and composers worldwide. They help businesses and community groups get permission to use some of the world’s best loved music, while making sure that songwriter, composer and publisher members are paid every time their music is played.

PRS for Music is the appointed collection society for Bermuda, and its membership is open to all composers, songwriters and music publishers. Notable PRS for Music members of Bermudian origin include Heather Nova, Stan (Lord Necktie) Seymour, and the late Hubert Smith.

Click here for more information about PRS for Music and Bermuda.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 118,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

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