The CHOSEN RECIPIENT (1) of the 2014 Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year Award is selected carefully by a handful of judges and team.
We base this prestigious award on this criteria:
The Award Recipient has been chosen for the 2014 Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year Award, and announced at the recent end of year Holiday Party at the Cork Lounge in Sherman Oaks, CA on December 21st, 2014, to a standing, full house.
The AWARD for 2014 was given to PAUL RASMUSSON, from North Hollywood, California. (seen in photo).
Paul started his musical career playing piano, guitar and singing in his early teens in North Hollywood, CA. A few garage bands later, he set off as a solo artist for a period lasting more than a decade. When the “solo life” took its toll on his writing, Paul took a sabbatical that lasted several years.
After experiencing a creative breakthrough, Paul got serious and returned to songwriting, adding recording and studio engineering to his repertoire.
As a result of his reflective time out, he began writing songs that earned him the “Body of Work” award from Song of the Year for consistent, high quality song submission and was a finalist in the Country Music category which earned him several Honorable Mentions. These awards were followed by additional Honorable Mentions in the Billboard Song Writing competition.
Encouraged by his success, he began writing in alternative musical styles such as pop and independent, focusing mostly on writing for himself as an artist. Side projects resulted in the theme songs and bumper music for the Atomic Dog Radio show, a dog training show airing on over 120 AM radio stations across the United States as well as the webmercial of bay area auto supply company “Wheelaroo”.
He also contributed two songs on the Songsalive! Compilation CDs from 2012 and 2013 before winning the Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year award for 2014.
MORE INFO ON SONGSALIVE! SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Applications are received all year around, however we choose one (1) recipient each year by Nov 30. You can apply yourself or nominate another Songsalive! Pro Member.
For more information on the award and nomination process, please visit http://www.songsalive.org/songwriter-of-the-year.html