2020 IMSTA FESTA Shows Postponed; Songwriting Competition Still Happening

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has announced the postponement of all its 2020 IMSTA FESTA shows for the remainder of 2020, which includes the shows in Toronto and New York slated for the fall, as well as shows in Atlanta, London, Seoul, Tokyo, and Berlin.

The free, day-long IMSTA FESTA shows are held in major music-making markets around the world for professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers. They feature panels, workshops and master classes, demonstrations, and more.

However, despite the postponements, IMSTA is still holding its song competition. Deadlines noted here are still in effect. This competition provides aspiring and established song-writers the opportunity to attend Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece. Song submissions of any genre are welcomed. Typically, live-judging is held at every IMSTA FESTA location. Instead, this year it will be done online. All song submissions will be reviewed, and songwriters will receive an e-mail notifying them if you are one of the finalists.

For more information on competition deadlines and criteria, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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