Musically speaking
April 17, 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune

A teenager from San Diego is a finalist in the prestigious 2017 International Songwriting Competition, with more than 16,000 entries by artists both known and unknown. Everen Maxwell, whose birth name is Everen Maxwell Graves, was notified that his first official single, “Freerunner,” is one of 15 finalists in its category in the contest. The same composition, entered in the category of Electronic Dance Music, was a semi-finalist in a 2017 Song of the Year songwriter contest and another of his songs was a runner-up. Celebrity judges in that event included Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, U2’s The Edge and Lenny Kravitz.

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Grossmont’s Got Talent
April 2018 Grossmont College Newspaper

Everen Graves, 19, is a freshman at Grossmont with a strong interest in Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Under the alias of “Everen Maxwell,” he submitted his latest single in the “International Songwriting Competition,” which is one of the largest songwriting competitions in the world.

With approximately 16,000 entries, Maxwell was informed that his submission and latest house single “Freerunner (Feat. Jerusha),” made it into the last two percent of finalists in the contest. Final results will be announced via email on April 10, and the winner takes home the overall grand prize; $25,000, full studio setup and submission of the winner’s music to record labels and relevant artist.

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