Congratulations! You are a winner in the Great
American Song Contest!
Last year's level of competition was very strong, so it's truly a notable
achievement to be selected as one of the top songwriters.
As stated on our Prizes &
Benefits page, the Top
5 category winners in all categories each
an Outstanding Achievement
In Songwriting award and these prizes:
Top 5 Winner prizes
winners will receive these prizes: First-Place
The Grand Prize winner receives all
of the above prizes, plus $1,000 in cash and $100 Gift
Certificate from Musician's Friend.
are some answers to common questions we receive from winning songwriters:
When will I receive my award & prizes?
A: All awards and prizes are mailed approximately 3 weeks after the
winners are announced.
Q: Are there other advantages to winning?
A: Sure! Winning the Great American Song Contest can help you advance
your reputation as a songwriter and open doors in the music business.
past winners have used the achievement to generate publicity and media
for their music. Some use their accomplishment to build their reputations
or find collaborators. Some have gone on to score recording and publishing
contracts. (See GASC Success Stories.)
are some suggestions:
1.) First, use the experience of winning to reinforce your self-confidence.
After all, your songwriting talent was good enough emerge a winner from
more than 1500 other songwriters. Use this as a psychological boost
to motivate your songwriting ambitions!
2.) As a winner of a prestigious International song contest, you now
have an impressive credit in your songwriting resume. This can help
you open doors to music publishers, producers, collaborators and other
3.) Promote yourself! Let people know of your achievement. Use it to
advance your professional reputation and promote your work. Post your
achievement on your website and include it in cover letters to publishers.
NOTE: If you are an Award
Winner you are invited
to display the GASC Winner Banner on your website. (See below).
I realize that it's up to me to market my songs, but is there any way
you can help?
A: Sure. If you're trying to promote your music with the music media,
we will send a press announcement on your behalf. Just email us with
contact numbers of the specific publication. Many GASC winners have
earned important publicity for their songs in music publications, music-related
websites, industry newsletters, and their hometown newspapers.
Q: I've heard about the Great American
Song Hall of Fame. Will
I be asked to join?
If you are a Grand Prize winner or a First Place winner in any category,
you will be invited to be in the Hall of Fame.
What are some advantages?
Your winning song will be featured on the site, free of charge, along
with your photo, bio, and contact numbers. It's a great way to publicize
your songs, and attract interest from publishers, recording artists
and potential collaborators.
Do winning songwriters ever get contacted by Great American Song Contest
A: Our judges are music-industry professionals. They are publishers,
producers and recording artists, and they are always looking for songs.
If they hear a song that's right for their purposes, they can request
the songwriter's contact information. (We will of course get permission
from songwriters before we share the contact information.)
May I use quotes from the judges' evaluations in my publicity materials
to promote my music?
Absolutely! You are welcome to use the quotes in your publicity materials,
on your recordings, and on your website.
May I link to the Great
American Song website?
Yes, please do. If you're
listed as an Award
you are invited to
display the appropriate award graphic on your website
or promo materials. See below or go to: Award
Note: If you use these graphics, please link
to our website at:
Note: If you use our banners, please link
to our website at: http://www.greatamericansong.com
no mystery about what it takes to succeed as a songwriter.
you've got to have talent. Then you've got to let people know you've
the music business. Learn to market your songs. And network, network,
a winner in the Great American Song Contest, you've earned impressive
credibility as a songwriter. Now it's up to you to make the most of
more about how to market your songs. See Songwriters
Resource Network article 'Getting
Your Songs Heard' by John Braheny
Hall Of Fame!