Why Music Competitions Aren’t a Waste of Time | The Musician’s Guide

There’s a great deal of controversy over the efficacy of music competitions amongst musicians. Opinions like ‘we shouldn’t have to pay to play a gig’ or ‘we don’t want to be a part of a commercial competition’ are common. These opinions are perfectly valid, but here’s the other side of the coin which I’d urge anyone reading to consider before deciding that all music competitions are a waste of time.

With SCALA’s FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) Songwriting Competition coming up I thought it would be good to put this article up for all the world to see 🙂


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