14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

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Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere.

During this special one-week promotion, all Sonicbids members that submit will receive a written critique of their song from USA Songwriting Competition.

This year's prizes include:

  • Radio Airplay!
  • Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise
  • 15 different categories
  • Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros

The USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event honors songwriters, composers, bands and recording artists everywhere. Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony/BMG Music and other distinguished professionals.

This is a chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business and a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists and bands everywhere. The USA Songwriting Competition is a contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. This is not American Idol, this is a songwriting competition that gives you the clout it takes to make it!

Entries for the 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition are currently being accepted. Selected songs will receive airplay on a nationally syndicated radio program serving over 60 cities in North America and Canada (Acoustic Cafe) and XM Radio. This airplay gives deserving bands and songwriters the recognition and exposure they deserve.

The Grand Prize is over US$50,000 in cash, merchandise and more. Judges include A&R from Sony/BMG Music, Warner, EMI and Universal Music.

Overall Second prize: $9,000 worth of merchandise

Overall Third prize: $6,500 worth of merchandise

15 Category First Prizes: $2,200 worth of merchandise

20 Honorable Mentions: $350 worth of merchandise

Sponsors of the 2009 Competition are: New Music Weekly, Sony, Cakewalk, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Sam Ash Music Stores, Audio-Technica, The Intellitouch Tuner, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, LivewireMusician.com, Loggins Promotion, Mi7.com, Indie Bible,Superdups, Singer& Musician Magazine, Sonoma Wireworks, Tanager Audioworks and Over Loud Audio Tools.

Many of last year's winners submitted using Sonicbids, including:

Stars Go Dim: 1st Prize - ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

Lucy Wainwright Roche: 1st Prize - FOLK

NevaLukeWarm: 1st Prize - HIP-HOP/RAP

Sixpin, Rose Polenzani, Jack Sundrud & Randy Handley, Bill DiLuigi, Laura McGreevey, Heather Combs and Rogerio Maudonnet all won "Honorable Mention" prizes, as well.

2009 EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entrants will each receive a FREE annual magazine subscription to Singer & Musician magazine worth US$19.95 and another Free online Subscription to Acoustic Guitar magazine. (that's
two FREE super bonuses for you worth $28.90 just for entering early.)

Winners will be announced at http://www.songwriting.net on November 26, 2009.