Cooch Music's 11th Annual Amateur Songwriting Contest

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Cooch Music has launched its 11th Amateur Songwriting Competition. The International songwriting contest began in 1999 giving songwriters, bands and musicians the ability to enter a contest that is aimed at amateurs (writers who make less then $5000 a year in royalties) only)!

Arinana Stewart, (Sonicbids Member!) R&B winner of the 8th Cooch Music Songwriting Competition, has been signed by a producer and her first assignment is to co-write 3 songs for Bad Boy Records new super group B5!

Songs are to be judged on originality, lyrics, melody and composition. Quality of performance and production will not be considered. All prizes are designed to help the amateur songwriter further their career. Complete prize list can be seen at

Judging will be done by the staff of J. Cooch Music (BMI) Music Publishing and special judges from within the music industry which will include Producers, Managers, Performers and Record Label A&R's

Cooch Music's categories include: Rock/Alternative, Country, Pop/Dance, Folk/World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop/ Rap, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Novelty/Comedy/Children's, and Lyrics Only. is a sponsor of the Cooch Music Amateur Songwriting Competition. They will be submitting the music and material of Cooch winners to genre-specific Internet Radio stations, music webzines, podcasts, and more! Additional sponsors include -, The Industry Yellow Pages, The A&R Directory, GVOX Music Software, Ars- Nova Software and more! Visit the official website for complete sponsors details and prizes as new sponsors are always being added throughout the contest!

Enter early! The First 5000 writers to enter will receive a 30 day FREE subscription to A $20 value for FREE!

Every entry will get a Free 30 day trial membership to The Song Seekers International Tip Sheet and Directory- A $12.50 Value. Get the leads from Music professionals that are seeking songs today! A great service for Sonicbids members as the directory has clickable links to websites and e-mail addresses so you can directly send your EPK's all from one site!