"The greatest interaction in the world is the creativity involved in making music" ~ Phil Ramone, late hit producer, one of the most successful music producers of our time.
18th ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries. Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000. 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 Café Radio Program, LivewireMusician.com, Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids, etc.
Alumni Winners & Finalists' Updates Nenna Yvonne (Overall Grand Prize Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition) has been signed with Thump/Universal Music Group.
Sally Nyolo (2012 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, World category) is signed to RCA Victor/Sony Music.
Alexander Cardinale (2011 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize winner & Overall 2nd Prize) won Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Best Song in a TV Show" on "90210" with the same song he won for USA Songwriting Competition "Traffic Lights". READ MORE »
Radio Podcast, featuring USA Songwriting Competition Winners Winning songs include: Mike Schmid, Darrell Scott, etc. LISTEN HERE »
Songwriters Showcase at Bluebird Cafe USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN on May 9. Songwriters to perform include: Jonathan Ferreri, Sherri Gough, etc. READ MORE »
Songwriters Showcase @ SXSW
Thank you to those that performed and attended our showcase at SXSW, it was a great turn out on one of the most scenic loctaions in Austin, right beside Lake Austin. "One of the more beautiful venues I've ever played", said Rachael Sage, singer-songwriter. View Pictures »
A.J. Croce Wins Acoustic Music Awards Nashville Acoustic Artist A. J. Croce beat artists such as Joel Rafael (Best Folk/Americana/Roots), Kat Parsons (Best Female Artist) for the Overall Grand Prize in the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). READ MORE »
Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies
Phil Ramone has worked with virtually every top music star including Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Paul Simon, often as a producer, occasionally as a songwriterore. READ MORE »
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Submit music now at www.drivenflorida.com for your chance to showcase at the Driven Music Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. All artists that submit receive one FREE Two-Day Panel Pass, just for submitting! On May 16 - 19, 2013. Panel discussions led by Van's Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, Atlantic Records Johnny Coscia, Warner/Chappell Music A&R Marc Wilson and more. Artists of all genres: Submit music at www.drivenflorida.com
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