CONTEST: Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition

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Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition is your chance to win an exclusive publishing contract with Universal Music Group! This competition is a powerhouse partnership between the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Universal Music Publishing Group, along with exclusive contest partners Sonicbids and Epiphone

Other prizes include a mentoring session with a legendary songwriter, an Epiphone guitar, and more!

The Opportunity

The professional development programs of the Songwriters Hall of Fame have enabled many talented young writers to break through and establish themselves in the industry, including John Legend and Kat Edmondson. 

Songwriters Hall of Fame has enlisted a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry professionals including well-known songwriters, producers and publishers to review songwriting submissions. All finalists will then be chosen by three legendary Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees who are the celebrity judges; Mac Davis, Charles Fox and Lamont Dozier.

The Band

  • The Competition is open to all amateur and professional
    songwriters, to SHOF members and non-members alike.
  • SHOF members will be given a discount, and joining/renewing is
    easy at!

The Gig

All songs are judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.

Additional Compensation Details:

1 Overall Grand Prize Winner Receives:

  • Exclusive Universal Music Publishing Group contract
  • 2 tickets to 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala, and recognition from the stage in front of the industry's most powerful star makers
  • Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar

4 Second Place Winners Receive:

  • 1-hour creative and career mentoring session with a legendary songwriter who has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 2 spectator tickets to the 2015 Annual Induction and Awards Gala
  • Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar
  • Featured in an article in the 2015 Gala Dinner Journal
  • Music and bio profiled on a page of the website, visited by thousands of industry professionals each month