Beachfest Bermuda’s semi finalists revealed

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

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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.

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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.

Desmond Townsend of PRS for Music

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 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

In 2016, the organisation collected over half a billion pounds (£621.5m) on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.