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.
That said, we seriously question the value
of large commercial competitions — those so-called
"song lotteries" that collect 20,000 to 30,000
entries each year. They boast a lot of hype, but allow
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 professionals who make
thousands of dollars in royalties (see Rules
& Entry). Most other competitions
have no such limit, so their winners might be established
pros with lucrative publishing contracts.
Chances To Win: Unlike "Big Cash
Prize" events that take in 20,000 to 30,000
entries, the Great American Song Contest limits
annual entries to 5,000. This not only increases
the odds of winning for entrants, it also ensures
that the judges have adequate time to review each
- 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 —
by Mail or Online
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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
As a trusted educational resource for
Resource Network in 1998 set out to create a
better songwriting contest, one that would offer real
advantages to songwriters and serve as a practical alternative
to the Big-Cash-Prize competitions.
In 1999 the Great American Song Contest
was announced, quickly gaining a reputation as a "genuinely
rewarding song contest that provides opportunities for
songwriters to develop and promote their songs."
In the 15 years that followed the Great
American Song Contest 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 ...