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Mademe X wins IMSTA FESTA International Songwriting Competition

Laura  Barnes
Mademe X wins IMSTA FESTA International Songwriting Competition

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has named Toronto-based songwriter, producer, and vocalist Christina Gina (Mademe X) as the winner of the 2016 IMSTA FESTA International Song Competition.

A wild card entry at IMSTA FESTA Toronto, Mademe X won the regional competition and ultimately earned the grand prize – a free trip to a songwriting camp hosted by Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece – and "Song of the Year" honours for her song Q.U.E.E.N.

Hosted by Broadjam, which maintains a massive searchable song database at, the IMSTA FESTA International Songwriting Competition is an annual affair that provides aspiring and established songwriters the opportunity to have their creative pieces heard by industry professionals.

From March to October 2016, IMSTA FESTA events around North America were host to live song reviews in which experienced professionals offered insightful, educated, one-on-one appraisals of songs brought to the show by attendees.
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Each event culminated in the crowning of a regional finalist, with the winner selected from songs previously submitted for the event, as well as one outstanding wild-card entry chosen from songs reviewed that day.

During IMSTA FESTA Toronto at Ryerson University, Mademe X earned her entry into the competition as a wild card, subsequently won the regional title, and moved on to win the competition. Although Mademe X has worked in the recording industry since 2011, it wasn't until late 2014 that she dedicated her focus to creating her own music.

The 2017 IMSTA FESTA International Songwriting Competition is already underway, having launched at the first IMSTA FESTA Miami event, held on February 25th at the SAE Institute.

For more information about IMSTA and the competition visit

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