Songwriting Contest

Winner Announcement On June 30, 2014

The Song of the Year song and lyric contest will announce the category winners on June 30, 2014 at 11pm (Pacific Time). The songwriting contest's winners and finalists from each of the 10 categories (50 songwriters total) will have their material sent to record labels, publishers, management companies, promoters and many other music industry insiders for further consideration. The winners will also receive over $80,000 of cash and prizes. Submissions are no longer being accepted into the contest. We will be holding another contest in the near future. Subscribe to the newsletter and we will notify you once the next contest begins.

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How It Works

The songwriting entries are reviewed and judged by the songwriting merits alone. Production quality is not taken into consideration. We are looking for great songwriters, not great producers. A simple home or live recording of a song has the same chance of winning the songwriting contest as a professional recording has of winning. Many of the past winners have placed with simple vocal/guitar or vocal/piano recordings. Vocal ability is 'not' taken into consideration. Only the "songwriting" elements of the songs are considered when determining the winners. "Lyric Only" entries also have the same chance of winning the competition. Once all of the material is judged, there will be one winning song representing each of the ten categories. During the second round of judging, those top ten songs then compete against each other to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. It will be these winners who will be awarded the cash and prizes.

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