The deadline to enter this years' USA Songwriting Competition is this Friday May 30th. Entrants vie for a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D'Addario Strings, PreSonus and Audio-Technica. Songwriters can enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, Lyrics Only categories.
Last Year's Winners Hit The Charts
American Authors, the winner of last year's Annual USA Songwriting Competition hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Platinum, selling over 1 million copies. The song was also featured in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". The song is written by Zac Barnett, Dave Rublin, Matt Sanchez, James Adam Shelley, Aaron Accetta and Shep Goodman.
They entered the USA Songwriting Competition as unsigned and independent, but came out winning the top prize, getting signed to signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group and hitting the charts. They won overall grand prize and first prize (Rock/Alternative). Their debut album debut at #15 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts.
Songrwiters can enter here.