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18th Annual Great American Song Contest™

 

What are the benefits for EVERYONE who enters?

ALL categories provide awards to the Top 5 songwriters, a total of 50 awards in ten different songwriting categories

ALL entries are thoroughly reviewed by qualified music-industry professionals (see Judges & Judging link.)

ALL participating songwriters receive written evaluations of their songs from the contest judges

 

What are the Prizes & Benefits for the top winners?

 Grand Prize Winner — Receives $1000 in cash
and a free membership to TAXI Independent A&R Company
a $300 Value!

 

Plus a $200 Gift Certificate from Musician's Friend!

 

 

The Grand Prize winner also receives a free one-year Platinum Membership to SongU.com. Enjoy all the great educational benefits from this outstanding online learning center — a $300 value!

The Grand Prize winner also receives a special $100 discount on a year of service from the
CD Baby
webhosting company Hostbaby!

 

The Grand Prize winner receives 5 free Music Xray Diagnostics from MusicXray.com, a multifunctional platform for promoting your songs to the music industry and audiences around the world.

 

 

The Grand Prize winner also receives a 2-year license of MasterWriter 3.0, the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program –  a $149.95 Value!

The Grand Prize winner also receives an album's worth of mastering services from Nashville's
Sage Audio
a $400 value!

The Grand Prize winner also receives a one-year membership from Broadjam, a great company dedicated to providing great services for songwriters and independent musicians — a $250 value!

First-time Grand Prize winners also receive a free membership to MusicSubmit, a publicity and promotion service designed to promote songwriters, artists and musicians — a $130 value!

The Grand Prize winner also receives a free six-month membership to Sonicbids, the online avenue to great opportunities in the music business!

The Grand Prize winner also receives a six-month membership from MusicClout.com, a great new company providing promotional services and music placement for songwriters — a $180 value!

 The Grand Prize winner also receives a copy of Chicken Soup For the Soul: The Story Behind the Song, the great new book by industry insiders about 101 stories behind famous songs. - a $14.95 value!

 The Grand Prize winner also receives a free download of The Songwriter's Handbook," the informative eBook from Cliff Goldmacher. Cliff is a veteran songwriter who knows the music business inside and out.

 

First-Place Winners in ALL SONG CATEGORIES receive the Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award AND a one-year membership to TAXI Independent A&R Companya $300 Value!

 

First-Place Winners in ALL SONG CATEGORIES also receive a free six-month Platinum Membership to SongU.com. Enjoy all the great educational benefits from this outstanding online learning center — a $150 value!

First-Place category winners also receive 5 free Music Xray Diagnostics from MusicXray.com, a multifunctional platform for promoting your songs to the music industry and audiences around the world.

 

First-Place category winners receive a one-year membership from Broadjam, a company dedicated to providing great services for songwriters and independent musicians everywhere — a $250 value!

First-time First-Place category winners also receive a free membership to MusicSubmit, a publicity and promotion service designed to promote songwriters, artists and musicians — a $130 value!

First-Place category winners receive a free six-month membership to Sonicbids, the online avenue to great opportunities in the music business!

First-Place category winners also receive a six-month membership from MusicClout.com, providing promotional services and music placement for songwriters and musicians — a $180 value!

First-Place winners also receive a free download of The Songwriter's Handbook," the informative eBook from Cliff Goldmacher. Cliff is a veteran songwriter who knows the music business inside and out.

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Top 5 winners in each category (a total of 45) receive the Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award to help promote their songs to music publishers, producers & the music media.

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All Top 5 winners receive 5 free Music Xray Diagnostics from MusicXray.com, a multifunctional platform for promoting your songs to the music industry and audiences around the world.

 

Top 5 winners also receive a free download of The Songwriter's Handbook," the informative eBook from Cliff Goldmacher. Cliff is a veteran songwriter who knows the music business inside and out.

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Also:

All Grand Prize and First-Place winners are automatically eligible for the Great American Song Hall Of Fame where they can connect with fans, music publishers, producers and the music media!

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NOTE: The quality of entered recordings is not important.
Judges focus on the song itself, NOT the performance or recording quality.

(Click here to see the
List of Judges)

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Lyric Writing category winner receives the First-Place Award for Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting, a $500 cash award, a six-month Platinum membership to SongU.com, a six-month membership to Sonicbids and "The Art of Writing Great Lyrics," the definitive guide for lyricists by Pamela Phillips Oland.

Lyrics Writing category info

See RULES & ENTRY for details.

NOTE: The Great American Song Contest™ guarantees payment of specifically stated cash prizes. Membership-based prizes from independent sponsors cannot be guaranteed. Terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such promotions, are the sole responsibility of the individual sponsors. However, if for any reason sponsorship prizes from the above listed companies cannot be delivered, the Great American Song Contest will make every effort to fairly substitute prizes of equal value.

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How to Enter

3 easy ways to submit your songs & lyrics...

Prizes & Benefits

50 awards in 10 genres, plus $10,000 in cash and prizes...

Song Categories

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 ...

 
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