Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Guess I'm gonna be a star

"I wanna be famous, a star of the screen, but you can do something in between, baby you can..." ...write some lyrics perhaps.

Another new competition for aspiring songwriters - though this one has more of an urban feel to it, so rappers can count themselves in too. Supported by MTV Base and Galaxy FM, the Rhyme4Respect competition is inviting songwriters to write an original song that, and I quote, "encourages self respect and respect for others on the theme of relationships and sex".

Entries will be posted on a special website where the public will be able to vote for their favourites during the last week in August. That will create a shortlist from which a judging panel will pick the overall winners - of which there will be five.

Four of the winners will get to see their track recorded by either Estelle, Kano, Terri Walker or Rhymefest, while the winning singer/songwriter will go into the studio with a leading producer to record their track themselves. The music created will be promoted by the two media partners and, most likely, via a limited edition CD.

For more info on all this visit: the closing date for entries is 20 Aug. Press info from

Or if you want to be the star of the screen yourself look no further than this invite from "The Automatic"

The Automatic want their fans to be in their next video. A shoot is taking place this week in another one of those 'central London locations'. So if you're a fan, or know any fans of The Automatic (I doubt they want people who are haters), here's the gen: anyone free for the day on Friday and able to be in the capital should send an email with their name and mobile number, attaching an all important photo (that's no doubt how they work out that you're a genuine fan) to

"Baby you can drive my car, guess I'm gonna be a star, baby you can drive my car and maybe I'll love you.... doo doo doo doo yeah"

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