Daniel Robinson Nabs Huge Win in Prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Emerging as a musical force,Daniel Robinson recently swept the competition winning an award in the prestigious internationalJohn Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012. His single “The Last Night” was selected from thousands of submissions from all over the world as the winner in the Electronic music category. It is currently available for streaming on the contest website


Harmoniously gifted, the Buffalo, NY native’s music was showcased to a respectable judge panel of industry insiders and pulled through triumphantly. Based in Toronto, Canada the singer-songwriter released his song as part of his debut EP North, last year, which was received well by fans and music writers. The EP propelled Daniel’s fan base and established him in his home town. Honing his skills since the tender age of 5 years old, Daniel’s iconic influences, such as Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, ignited a relentless desire in him to write his own material and become a musical prodigy. Maneuvering from genre to genre during his self-discovery, the electric performer finally found his niche and has been soaring ever since. His unique, soothing but powerful vocals serenade crowds and has gotten him named as iHeart Radio‘s Artist to Watch.


Overly impressed by the work they created together in the last year, it was Daniel’s songwriting partner and producer Mark Zubek submitted the song to the online contest without telling him. The synth-heavy song boasts a fun, bouncy beat with light-hearted lyrics about finishing the summer off with a bang. Melodiously dynamic and dominant, the song landed Daniel the Grand Prize in his category, which included music-related goodies worth more than $7,500. 


The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international contest, which began in 1997. Year round, the contest is open to both professional and amateur songwriters who wish to produce their best songs. Among the thousands who entered, there are 12 categories. By looking mainly at melody, composition and originality, the judges decided that Daniel’s song “The Last Night” was flawless in all three aspects.


In addition to his award-winning single, “The Last Night,” you can also check out Daniel Robinson’s other electro-tastic hit singles here on hisFacebook page. 

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