Great American Song Contest:
A Better Choice For Songwriters
songwriters we understand the advantages of getting our songs
heard and finding opportunities in the music business.
said, we question the value of large commercial competitions —
those so-called "song lotteries" that take in 20,000
to 30,000 entries each year. They boast a lot of hype but offer
no clear way for songwriters to know if their songs are thoroughly
reviewed or fairly considered.
problem with those "Big-Cash-Prize" competitions is
obvious: They reward only a few winning songwriters while all
other songwriters receive nothing at all for their creative efforts
and entry fees.
The Great American
Song Contest is a distinctly different
kind of songwriting competition — and a far better
choice for most songwriters, lyricists and composers.
Top 10 Reasons below)
Top 10 Reasons GASC is the Best Song Contest *
and Limited Competition: The Great
American Song Contest is open to amateur and semi-pro
songwriters only — not pros making thousands of
dollars in royalties (see Rules
& Entry). Most other competitions
have no such limit, so their winners can be established
pros with lucrative publishing contracts.
Chances To Win: Unlike "Big Cash
Prize" events that take in 20,000 to 30,000
each year, the Great American Song Contest limits
annual entries to 5,000. This increases the odds
of winning for participants and ensures that the
judges have adequate time to review each song carefully.
- A Sensible
Bottom Line: The Great American Song Contest
provides a rewarding experience — and valuable feedback
from experts in the music industry— for every
songwriter who participates.
To Enter —
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Prizes & Benefits, Rules & Entry
and Contest Categories,
see links at the TOP of this page.
Great American Song Contest: A Brief History
a trusted educational resource for songwriters, Songwriters
Resource Network in 1998 set out to create a
better song contest, one that would offer real advantages to
songwriters and serve as a practical alternative to the Big-Cash-Prize
1999 the Great American Song Contest came into being, quickly
gaining a reputation as a "genuinely rewarding song contest
that provides opportunities for songwriters to develop and promote
After more than a decade, the Great American Song Contest has
established a worldwide reputation as a highly recommended International songwriting event that benefits EVERY songwriter, lyricist and
composer who participates.
Great American Song Contest
|How to Enter
3 easy ways to submit your songs & lyrics...
|Prizes & Benefits
50 awards in 10 genres, plus $10,000 in cash and
10 categories: Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, Lyric
Writing, Instrumental and more...
|Why This Contest Is Best
Win great prizes AND get your songs heard by top
music industry professionals ...