2019 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (SESSION - II)

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Once again, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC) will be awarding over $300,000 in cash and prizes for a total of 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners, and 1 $20,000 Song of the Year.

The Opportunity

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. Entry fees help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

2019 Executive Committee of Judges Includes: George Clinton, Natasha Bedingfield, 311, Switchfoot, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, Sheila E., Bob Weir, Bootsy Collins, American Authors

Past Sonicbids Winners Include Megan Trainor, American Authors, Gaby Moreno, Olivia Millerschin, Red Letter Day, Linney, Command Sisters, The Royal Foundry, Emergency Tiara, Stone & Snow and many more.

The Band

  • • Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable)
    • Your songs may be entered in any of the following categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk and Children's

The Gig

Professional recording is not required for submitting (see above judging criteria) 
Prize Details:

(1) $20,000 Song of the Year Winner Receives:

•       $20,000 Cash
•       OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 20TB  (MSRP $1029.99)
•       Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Interface (MSRP $1249.99)
•       Mackie FreePlay LIVE Personal PA with Bluetooth (MSRP $559.99)
•       König & Meyer Stand Package – 26140 Microphone stand w/ Pop Killer + 19791 iPad/Tablet Holder (MSRP 264.97)

*in addition to Lennon Award Winner package & Grand Prize Winner package

**12 Lennon Award Winners, 24 Grand Prize Winners, and 72 Finalists. Full list of prizes available here


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $20,000.00

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