Submit complete songs with music & lyrics in MP3 format | Submit creative hip-hop, rap with substance,
and melodic music with good messages | Include your name, number, email, and social media contacts | Artist must have access to the original recording/masters | Winning artist must submit an original recording/master when notified or loose the win | 100% original content only | No samples, or industry beats | Some internet beats may be rejected with or without agreement | No profanity or derogatory statements please | Artist will grant a license to use their winning song on the next C.O.R.E. Compilation album | Artist will receive royalties based on sales | Winners must complete our Music Business Basics Workshop | Song must include “C.OR.E.” and CORE Music Foundation in the chorus | Artist must look at the websites JoinCORE.org & COREMusicFoundation.org use personal experience, and research to learn about the organization before writing lyrics to the song
The David Way Wins C.O.R.E. Songwriting Competition 2020, Congratulations!
This video premieres the 1st place winning song
Tina Ealey interviews The David Way, 2020 winner of the C.O.R.E. Songwriting Competition 2020, and reveals that he won!
Mother and Son team Stephanie "Steph Staa" McNair & Sabastian "SaboNator" Honeycutt win 2nd place for 2020, Congratulations!
The David Way takes home the cash prize of $500.00 for writing, producing and recording his winning song, while Stephanie "Steph Staa" McNair & Sabastian "SaboNator" Honeycutt, Mother and Son team split the 2nd place prize for songwriting lyrics by Steph Staa and music by SaboNator.
William Daniels aka Nevrockiyah Ben Israel announces the contest
Co-operative Economics is the Songwriting Contest Theme
Antwan Alexander of Hood Hope Movement discusses tissue as the issue for sales with black owned toilet paper company. He discusses the current state of the community during the pandemic and endorses the C.O.R.E. Songwriting Competition 2020. Queenie Greene of Talented 10th College prep program discusses the garden program she runs, as well as a pole painting initiative that she undertook to help instill cultural pride in Black communities.