CONTEST: John Lennon Songwriting Contest x Grammy Week

Posted by:  John Lennon Songwriting Contest

$30.00  Apply now


The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and GRAMMY Music Education Coalition present GRAMMY WEEK!

A special contest for Singers, Songwriters and Bands. Win over $3K worth of gear + perform live during GRAMMY Week!

Contest Deadline: January 20, 2020
Winner Announcement: January 21, 2020

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.

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


  • Perform live at Artist For Artist Night @ GRAMMY Week - Hex Brand DTLA on 1/23 at 7pm
  • VIP Tour of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at The Staples Center
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones
  • Audio-Technica System 10 Mic
  • Copperpeace “Imagine” Strap
  • Dinner for 2 courtesy of Ace Hotel
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Genelec pairs of 8010 monitors with carry case
  • Hex Brand Backpack
  • K&M E-Guitar Stand 17540
  • K&M Microphone Stand 26010-300-55 
  • Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus cable and connectors
  • OWC Mercury On-the-go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
  • OWC USB-C Travel Dock
  • Reason courtesy of Reason Studios  
  • Sonicbids Gig Seeker Pro membership 
  • Yamaha PAC012DLX OVS Electric Guitar & PSRE263 Keyboard 
  • Yamaha SKD2 Survival Kit


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $20,000.00

Privacy policy

"Lennon" and "John Lennon" are trademarks of Yoko Ono Lennon. All artwork Yoko Ono Lennon. Licensed exclusively through Bag One Arts, Inc.


Apply by Jan 20, 2020

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This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.