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Monday, October 24, 2011


Your opportunity to launch a career in songwriting - deadline October 31, 2011.
In a first for South Africa, nine of the country’s favourite singers and bands have partnered with Sanlam, LitNet and MK (DSTV Channel 324) to invite talented songwriters to submit their lyrics to be recorded as an official single.

This competition, known as Sing ’it, kicked-off in September. The nine winners will receive an iPad 2 and R3,000 each, as well as the opportunity for one of them to feature in a music video by their favourite artist.

The artists are also the judges. They are diverse artists and groups who have a strong presence in their respective musical genre: Karen Zoid; Jax Panik; DJ Cleo; Dans Dans Lisa; Bittereinder; Scream & The Chocolate Stix; Niskerone & SFR; Dance, and You’re on Fire. The ninth, mystery artist will be announced shortly.

Entries close at the end of October. After that, the judges will comb through the entries, select their favourite, and record it as an official single. All nine songs will then be made available for free downloading for two months.

The band with the highest number of downloads will receive a budget for a music video for that song from MK. The video will be played on MK, as well as on other channels, and posted online.

Information on the entry criteria, tips for songwriting and the artists is available on the Sing It! website:

To participate in Sing ’it, go to the following internet platforms: Website:; Facebook:, and Twitter: @singit2011.

For more information contact Steyn du Toit (Project Manager) on 021 886 5169, e-mail:

The full article is on the PANSA web site at