Entries are currently being accepted for the 18th Annual USA
Songwriting Competition. Winning songs of the 17th Annual USA
Songwriting Competition will receive airplay on a nationally
syndicated radio program "Acoustic Cafï¿½" as well as Sirius XM
Satellite Radio. This is the first Songwriting Competition that gives
airplay to the winning songs, giving deserving bands, songwriters the
recognition and exposure they deserve. Entrants stand to win a grand
prize of over US$50,000 in cash and music gear from sponsors, making
this the largest prize in the songwriting competition. Sponsors of the
2013 Competition are: New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess.com, Loggins
Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D'Addario Strings, Presonus, iZotope,
Propellerheads, Notion Software, Recording Magazine, Acoustica, Sonoma
Wireworks, Acoustic Cafï¿½ Radio Program, LivewireMusician.com,
Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio and Sonicbids.
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 have been signed to Interscope Records after their win.
2009 First Prize winner (country) was signed to Universal Records.
2005 First Prize winner (Pop) Kate Voegele was signed to Interscope
Records the year after she won and had her winning song hit top 40 on
the Billboard Charts, her latest album hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200
Album charts this summer. 2007 Overall Grand Prize Winner Ari Gold had
his winning song "Where The Music Takes You" hit #10 on the Billboard
Dance Charts. Darrell Scott, winner of the country category of the
2005 USA Song writing Competition had his winning song cut by award
winning country singer Faith Hill. The 2010 winner in the instrumental
category, Christopher Tinn won two Grammy awards in 2011. Judges
include A&R managers from record labels such as Warner, Capitol
Records, Universal, BMG/SONY Music.
Songs may be entered in 15 different categories including Pop, Rock/
Alternative, R&B and Country.
*EARLY BIRD BONUS: First 1,000 entries will each receive a Recording
magazine digital subscription worth $17.99. Hurry, Enter Now! For more
information, visit: http://www.songwriting.net