Quincy Jones

USA Songwriting Competition Inks a Deal with Music Legend Quincy Jones

USA Songwriting Competition has inked a landmark deal with music legend Quincy Jones, to produce the inaugural Quincy Jones Music Competition.

"We are honored to work with the great Quincy Jones on this. He’s an amazing inspiration to Songwriters, Music Artists, Music Producers and musicians in general out there. His legacy, his huge body of work and not to mention his achievement of producing the world's best selling album of all time will inspire musicians all over the world to action. It’s great that both Quincy and I went to the same school too – Berklee College of Music” said Eddie Phoon, the event director of the USA Songwriting Competition.

Quincy Jones is best known for producing “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, which is the world’s best selling album in history. The album has estimated sales of 66 million copies. And it is the first album to be certified 33× multi-platinum.

“My team at Quincy Jones Productions and I are looking forward to working with the USA Songwriting Competition, along with the founder, Eddie Phoon. I learned many years ago that a great song can make a star out of a mediocre singer, but the three greatest singers in the world can’t save a bad song. I look for the songs, singers, stories, and storytellers that give me Goosebumps. That's been my barometer, and I can't wait to use it with all of the submissions we'll receive through the Quincy Jones Music Competition!” said a very enthusiastic Quincy Jones, the preeminent music producer.

Quincy has produced for legends such as Frank Sinatra and The Count Basie Band. Other notable artists that he has produced include Tony Bennett, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Tamia, Amy Winehouse, Patti Austin, Donny Hathaway, James Ingram and more.

The QJMC (Quincy Jones Music Competition) will honor songwriters, music artists, recording producers and recording engineers. The award categories up for grabs include:

Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist

Best Group

Best Music Production

Best Engineered Recording

Best Remix Recording

Best Music Arrangement

Song of the Year

Best Instrumental

Best Music Score for film or TV

More categories will be announced. The competition will start accepting entries in mid-June, 2018. Sponsors of the competition will be announced later this year. Quincy Jones will be the head of the Blue Ribbon Judging committee. A&R directors from the big three record labels such as Warner, Universal and Sony Music will also judge the music that is entered.

For more, visit songwriting.net/qjmc