A Father’s Lullaby Inspires a Movement

The Song “Littlest You” began as a Father’s lullaby for his unborn child. It was the intent of Songwriter/Producer Scott Reid, to complete the song after his daughter’s birth, however she came much too quickly and was born premature, at only 24 weeks of gestation. Madeline’s condition at the time of birth required the highest level of care available, so she was born in a specialized Hospital over 200 km away from her parents home. Sadly, Madeline did not survive past one month, but in that one month she inspired her father to make the commitment to spread the story of his love for his daughter through this song, with each new version beneffiting more and more people world wide, through charitable relationships.

“Littlest You” and the French version “Ma Toute Petite” were released simultaneously in the Spring of 2016, through Live Large Music. The beneficiary of the original version is Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton, where Mr. Reid and Madeline’s mother stayed during the short life of their beautiful baby girl. They will forever cherish those precious moments with her.
Mr. Reid wants only to bring the most honour possible to her memory, through the many subsequent versions to be released. Beneficiaries of the Littlest You Project can be found throughout the world and they focus on bringing a better quality of life to children and families, no matter what their circumstances may be.

As each version is created, the Translators and Vocal Performers are deeply involved, working with Live Large Music to ensure that proceeds created through all versions of this song, reach the maximum amount of people in need. “It is our hope that by telling this story in as many languages as possible, we will give others in many cultures the opportunity to take part in this Global Project, there by having a much better understanding of the inspiration behind the song and the importance of the Project itself. As the Project continues to grow and unify cultures throughout the world, we are striving to set a new Guinness World Record for most versions of a song. We have a long way to go, but we are always seeking more translators and vocal performers to help us along the way,” says Reid.

If you are interested in translating and or singing a version representative of your culture, please email: littlest.you.languages@gmail.com (put your language in the subject line)

Learn more about the Littlest You project:
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The International Songwriting Competition Wants Your Songs!

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Regular Deadline: September 9, 2016

Extended Deadline: September 10 – November 4, 2016

One of the most respected songwriting competitions throughout the world, ISC is known for being a launching pad for music and songwriting careers.  More than $150,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded to 71 winners, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 in cash.

To enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

Have your music heard by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Renowned for having prestigious celebrity and industry judges, ISC has an impressive line-up for 2016, including: Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Bastille, Lorde, Sara Evans, Donovan, India Arie, Mike Stern, Joe Bonamassa, Marti Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), Ryan Bingham, Salif Keita, Vijay Iyer, and more – plus top industry executives from major record labels including Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros.), Seymour Stein (Chairman/CEO, Sire Records), Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records), Craig Balsam (Co-Owner, Razor & Tie), John Esposito (Chairman/CEO, Warner Music Nashville), Steve Yegelwel (Senior VP, Island Records) and many more.

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, World Music, Unpublished, and Unsigned Only. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish – in the same category or in multiple categories.

NEW IN ISC 2016

This year ISC has added a new category called Unpublished.  We all know how important publishing is to an artist – it is one of the major sources of revenue, but it is so difficult to get your music heard by publishing companies. So, ISC is taking steps to open the doors for you by having established, high-profile publishers as judges for this category only. This is your chance to get your music heard by publishers who can help your songwriting career. Songs entered into Unpublished cannot be owned in any part by a music publishing company (entrant must own 100% of the publishing rights to the song). Songs entered into the Unpublished category must also be entered into at least one other category (excluding the Unsigned Only category). Entries in this category will be entered in ISC 2016 and be eligible for all associated prizes.

Join the ranks of past winners Vance Joy, Kimbra, Goyte, The Band Perry, Passenger, For King and Country, Bastille, Kasey Chambers, Gin Wigmore and many others – and enter your songs now.