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Write a song for your favourite band

2013-09-04 13:16
Cape Town - Sanlam and LitNet have just launched the third Sing ’it lyric-writing competition, which invites South Africans aged 18 years and older with a passion for songwriting to submit their lyrics in a bid to win R50 000! And on top of that, lyricists will get the opportunity to see their lyrics turned into a song and music video that will be launched exclusively on MTV.

The competition is a partnership between lead sponsor Sanlam, organisers LitNet and media partner MTV(DStv channel 130).

This year involves four top local artists/bands who will do the judging and each compose a song from their chosen lyrics.

The bands include:



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How to enter:

To enter your lyrics go to or visit the Sanlam Sing 'it Facebook page. You can also enter by e-mailing your lyrics to

Entries close 30 September 2013.

Finalists will be announced in November. Keep a lookout on MTV and the Sanlam Sing 'it website and Facebook page to vote for and download your favourite song.

How the Sanlam Sing ’it competition works:

Lyricists may enter as many lyrics as they wish to.

All approved entries will be published on

Each band/artist will choose their favourite lyric from the pool of submissions, and compose and record a song from it.

The four finalists will each win a R5 000 cash prize, a set of Monster DNA heaphones (worth R2 500) and a Roland home recording kit (worth R4 000).

All four songs will be made available for the public to download and vote for via Facebook in November.

The song with the most downloads becomes the overall winner and the lyric writer wins an overall cash prize of R50 000!

And that’s not all – the winning song will also be produced into a music video and the winner will have the awesome opportunity of featuring in it.

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