🌎Worldwide Quarantine competition headed by Dave Stewart & hosted by Trackd App announces winners
Wednesday, May, 6th, London, United Kingdom Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart announced the winner of the Trackd songwriting competition for artists in quarantine. There was joy for Welsh artist Otto who claimed the $6,000 prize and will see his collaboration with Dave Stewart released on Stewart’s brand new Bay Street Records label.
Otto’s take on Dave Stewart’s song idea came out ahead of a wide selection of high caliber entries. An imaginative rework sparked Dave’s imagination and the two have since been working on the song to be released as a single. The promise of a hot summer track. “I was drawn towards otto because he used my basic track as inspiration and then took it to another place. That allowed me to use my imagination on how I could produce it into something special. Choosing an overall winner proved difficult, with so many professional entries, so I decided there needed to be runners up, and these include English artist Archie Norris; USA based Jazz artist Mike (working on an instrumental) and Sweden’s fast-rising hip hop songstress Adée standing out.”
The competition, brainchild of Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, co-founder and executive producer of hit NBC TV show Songland, saw artists release their collaboration on music creation and sharing platform Trackd. The initiative behind the contest encouraged artists in lockdown to use the time to get creative.
Here is a teaser of what Dave Stewart and Otto have done in phase one of the writing process in the song development. Keep checking Trackd for news on the progress of the song and final release!
Check out the UK based artist Archie Norris's demo entry here:
This demo entry was from USA based saxophonist Michael Incavo 'Jazz Mike':
Check out Swedish songstress Adée demo entry 'Done'.