INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Internationally renowned for its high-caliber judges, ISC offers entrants a
unique opportunity to have their songs heard by some of the most influential
decision-makers in the industry. Entrants compete for over $150,000 in cash
and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash
and $20,000 in merchandise. ISC winners benefit from extensive press and
publicity, gaining exposure and recognition from an international music
market of industry professionals and fans.
Past and present ISC judges include:
Tom Waits; Brian Wilson; Loretta Lynn; B.B. King; Nelly Furtado; Sean "P.
Diddy" Combs; Ornette Coleman; Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20); Pat Metheny; Sean
Paul; Roseanne Cash; Robert Smith (The Cure); Michael W. Smith; Joe
Satriani; Sonny Rollins; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Clint Black; Ray Davies
(The Kinks); MercyMe; Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Charlie
Walk (President, Epic Records); Arif Mardin (VP/GM, Manhattan Records);
Keith Wozencroft (President/A&R, EMI Records); and many more.
For more information, visit www.songwritingcompetition.com
AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE'S LYRIC WRITING CONTEST
Requirements: Send lyrics only. Lyrics must be typed and a check for $10
(per entry) must be enclosed. 3 entries maximum per contest. Include an
entry form with each lyric sheet submitted. Call for required official form
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Lyrics only, no cassettes.
Awards: A Martin guitar with case and certificate to each contest winner.
Top 5 winning lyrics for each contest reprinted in American Songwriter
Magazine. One overall winner per year receives airfare to Nashville and a
6 contests per year.
BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST
Whether your style of music is pop, rock, country, jazz, gospel, Latin,
blues, or dance, the 14th Annual Billboard Song Contest could offer you
unparalleled professional exposure among some of the music industrys most
influential names. All songs receive a judging report. Our judging report
will tell you how your song performed with tips on structure and content.
Our professional songwriting and music industry judges will be considering
your music on the basis of originality, lyrics, melody, composition and
commercial appeal, so you don't need to book studio time to produce your
entry. Although production does make the song prettier, production values do
not count. A homemade "track" is fine. Don't worry if you're not a great
singer - after all, it's a songwriting contest!
If you've averaged less than $5,000 per year total royalties earned from
music since 1992 (including prize winnings from previous song contests),
you're eligible to enter. Here's how a star could be born! Enter your
original song(s) in any of these categories: Country, Pop, Rock/Alternative,
Contemporary Christian/Traditional Gospel, Latin, Jazz, Dance, or R&B/Blues.
For more information, visit www.billboardsongcontest.com
GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST
Created by songwriters, this innovative contest offers a positive
alternative to the hype and high cost of the "big-cash-prize" competitions.
The Great American Song Contest features opportunities to
1) have your songs heard by qualified professionals;
2) to win prestigious awards and useful prizes;
3) to advance your songwriting, promote your songs & open doors in the music
4) Low-cost & affordable entry fees.
Great American Song Contest judges listen thoroughly and respectfully to
each and every song. Then they provide a detailed evaluation. Each
participating songwriter receives the judges' written evaluations upon
completion of the contest.
For more information on the Great American Song Contest, visit
THE JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is open to both amateur and professional
songwriters. Songs may be entered in any of the following twelve categories:
Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel/Inspirational,
Hip-Hop Latin, Electronic, Folk, Special category of Children's music.
Beyond the substantial cash prizes, some winners will receive EMI Music
Publishing Contracts and Yamaha Project Studio Equipment. One entry will be
named "Song of the Year" and that winner will receive an additional $20,000
in cash courtesy of Maxell. Overall, 120 winners will split over $200,000 in
cash and prizes.
For more information, please contact info@...
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
83 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10024
MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST
The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW), founded in 1979 as a
nonprofit organization, holds the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest to help
songwriters receive recognition and assistance in their musical endeavors.
The proceeds from the contest enable SAW to provide programs throughout the
year that educate and develop the talents of those interested in the art and
business of songwriting. For more information on becoming a SAW member,
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For more contest info, visit www.saw.org/masc.asp
MOUNTAIN STAGE NEWSONG CONTEST
The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest is one of the premier showcases in North
America of talented singer-songwriters across multiple genres of music. One
of the five co-winners will be chosen to perform live on an internationally
broadcast "Mountain Stage" Show, which has showcased over two thousand
artists since 1983. The short list of those who have made their national
debut on the show include the Barenaked Ladies, Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow,
Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and NewSong Recordings artist and former contest
standout Diana Jones. Co-winners and other standouts will be invited to
participate in future NewSong productions in various locations throughout
the country, and will be candidates for film and television placement
opportunities, as well as for future releases on the NewSong Recordings
label. Non-winning contestants will also be considered for future Mountain
Stage appearances. All 5 co-winners for the general round as well as the
"Best Song" category winner will receive a $300 cash prize.
Stay up-to-date with all things NewSong by subscribing to the NewSong
newsletter on the website, where you can also read up on contest rules.
E-mail any further questions to contest@...
For more information, visit www.newsong-music.com
NSAI SONGWRITING CONTEST
CMT Presents the 10th Anniversary of the NSAI Song Contest. The contest runs
from August 1 through October 31, 2009. The Grand Prize Winner will receive
a mentoring session from The Valory Music Co. recording artist and hit
songwriter, Jewel. This nationwide platform is for aspiring songwriters in
all genres to submit their best tunes with one Grand Prize Winner and one
CMT Listeners Choice Winner. Additional prizes include a single-song
professional demo, tickets to the 2011 CMT Music Awards, a private tour of
CMT studios, a performance at the legendary Bluebird Café, meetings with
major music publishers, a one-year membership to NSAI and more. For a full
list of prizes and how to enter, visit www.nsai.cmt.com.
The entry fees are $35.00 (NSAI members) and $45.00 (non-members) per song
submitted. Proceeds benefit the NSAI Legislative Fund to protect the rights
of songwriters. For more information and updates, please visit
www.nashvillesongwriters.com and www.twitter.com/nsaiofficial.
SONGDOOR INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
With the goal of helping songwriters everywhere to improve their craft,
SongDoor provides all entrants a free self-paced songwriting course from
SongU.com and a professional, personalized evaluation of every song. The
Grand Award winner receives a private-session, full band demo produced on
Music Row in Nashville, as well as a one-year Platinum Membership to
SongU.com and many other great songwriters' tools. There are also seven
Category Winners. The judges (industry producers, engineers, artists and
songwriters) have worked with the likes of Neil Young, *NSYNC, Tony Bennett,
Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers and The Allman Brothers, to name just a few.
The competition is open to amateurs and professionals worldwide. Competition
opens: April 15. Entry deadline: November 15. Entry fee: $10.
For complete details, go to: www.songdoor.com. You must be 18 or older to
THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION
USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting
event honors songwriters, composers, bands, recording artists everywhere.
Winners will be selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges
including record label publishers, producers from SONY Music, Warner/Reprise
Records, etc. This is a chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the
music business. A shot at the big time for unsung songwriters and original
solo artists and indie bands everywhere around the world. A contest that
might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your
songs heard. Also, winning songs will be receive radio airplay (the first
for any songwriting competition!)
For more information, visit www.songwriting.net
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