Monday, May 19, 2014

Deadline Looms - The 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition's deadline is fast approaching. Entries need to be entered by May 30th or earlier.

Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada. Entrants vie for a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D'Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, Lyrics Only, etc.

Sponsors of the 2014 Competition are: Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D'Addario Strings, BerkleeOnline, DiscMakers, Presonus, iZotope, Notion Software, Sonoma Wireworks, musicgateway, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Songwriters Pad, M+ New Release, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids.

American Authors, the winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Platinum, selling over 1 million copies. The song was also featured in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". The song is written by Zac Barnett, Dave Rublin, Matt Sanchez, James Adam Shelley, Aaron Accetta and Shep Goodman.

They entered the USA Songwriting Competition as unsigned and independent but came out winning the top prize, getting signed to signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group and hitting the charts. American Authors is an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, and who are signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group.

They won overall grand prize and first prize (Rock/Alternative). Their debut album debut at #15 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts.

USA Songwriting Competition has a long history of having winners getting recording and publishing contracts, have their songs placed on the charts as well as having their songs placed on film and television. The top two winners of 2011: Nenna Yvonne and Alexander Cardinale were signed to Interscope Records after their win. The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records; she went on to hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album charts. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and was signed to a record label.

"This is a great place for talent to be found"...Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Records"

"A healthy and important competition, good outlet for creative people"...Andy Karp, Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records

"We are so excited to win this competition. We entered this competition as unsigned acts, came out as top winner, signed to Island Records and we are now #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts!"...Dave Rublin, Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013), hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Platinum.

"Happily stunned! We have written songs for over two decades, this is our personal victory"...Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmons (CANADA), Winner of the 15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2010) & Grammy Award winner.

"My Name is Jennifer Adan and I used to enter this contest all the time back in the day. I am proud to say that I am now a hit songwriter who lives in Nashville and travels back and forth to Los Angeles to write. I had a two week #1 hit with Blake Shelton "She Wouldn't Be Gone" and I just released my first childrens book. You guys were a big part of my early career!"...Jennifer Adan, Hit Songwriter with #1 Billboard Hits and BMI Award Winning Songwriter.

Enter with mp3 file, lyrics (if any), or with YouTube, Soundcloud or Reverbnation profile:

Or print out a mail in entry form here:

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