23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition
:. Radio Airplay!
:. Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise!
:. 15 different categories
:. Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros*
Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.
*Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business!
Our competition offers a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists, and bands everywhere around the world. For you it is the contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Winning songs receive radio airplay! (the first for any songwriting competition!).
This is not American Idol - this is the professional songwriting competition that offers winners the clout that it it takes to really make it!
"I encourage all songwriters, regardless of experience, and regardless of production to enter. To have my song's quality validated by those I respect means so much. Winning has inspired me to work even harder at my craft. Enter!! Do it!!!"..Robert Jason, winner of the Gospel/Inspirational category, 2015 USA Songwriting Competition.
"It really feels fullfilling to win!"..Priscilla Hairston, winner of the 2017 USA Songwriting Competition. Her songs have been recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna and more.
"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 hit #1 on the Billboard Charts!"..Dave Rublin, Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013), hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies.
"This is a great place for talent to be found"..Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Records
"It seems to be a competition that draws a solid talent base"..Kirk Boyer, A&R, Lyric Street Records
"A healthy and important competition, good outlet for creative people"..Andy Karp, Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records
"I realized that most songwriters I know enter USA Songwriting Competition, it is wonderful thing of what they are doing and helping songwriters like us"..Rich Miller
"We are beaming with pride. It's a rare treat to be recognized by peers in this industry"..Alexander Cardinale & Morgan Taylor Reid, First Prize Winner (Pop) & Overall 2nd Prize of the 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2011).
"Happily stunned! We have written songs for over two decades, this is our personal victory"..Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmons, 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 LA 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. Read More