And another one bites the dust,
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TIME SENSITIVE - Enter the world's TOP songwriting competition. 15 award categories you can enter. 23 Billboard top 10 artists have ALREADY been discovered! Past winners hit #1 on the charts and went Double Platinum - Will YOU be next? Enter Online here
The deadline of the 2016 USA Songwriting Competition is fast approaching. We are proud to say that 2016 is our landmark 21st consecutive year that we have been honoring songwriters like you. Your talent is what weighs the odds in someones favor. We've had winners come from Australia, Japan, UK, Germany, Brazil, Africa--of course the USA and Canada. In addition to collecting a cool top prize of $50,000 in wonderful music gear and cash from Sony, D'Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica, PRS Guitars and more, past winners have received publishing, recording contracts, representation, songs used on films and TV--as well as getting cuts with major artists! Check the record. We discover stars. Just entering boosts your confidence and oftentimes has a surprisingly positive effect on your fate and fortune. I'm sharing what thousands of past entrants reported! Enter Online here
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Now we are THE world's biggest, most respected songwriting discovery organization--with countless now-famous and prosperous artists tracing THEIR success and discovery to entering our Songwriting Competition. Whether it's American Authors, Distant Cousins, Justine & Kerris Dorsey, Meghan Tainor, Darrell Scott, Kate Voegele, The Waifs, Ari Gold or many, many more--they all burst to fame and their careers quickly hurtled upward--once they entered and won one of our contests. Looking back now--I probably always sensed a powerful truth. If you gain distinction in a competitive arena--you achieve a different status in the eyes of record companies, producers and the listening audience. Stations court you. Radio DJs play your music. Clubs start calling. Buzz starts spreading. Enter Online here
Past winners have gotten recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2015 winning song was placed on American Idol as well as the box office hit movie, This Is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. The 2014 winner got signed to Walt Disney Music, and the winning song appeared in the hit movie Alexander the Terrible..., starring Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner. The 2013 winner hit #1 on the Billboard charts, went Double Platinum, selling over two million copies! The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed to a record label! Enter Online here
Bottom line: we get you both artistically--and emotionally, and we love and believe in you because of your passion and desire!
Our winners all got enormous boost from their careers from entering. They weren't successful and acknowledged before they entered. Now they are, and they can attribute their success and enormous shift from entering USA Songwriting Competition. It doesn't matter which genre you write in....
If you've written songs you're proud of, enter them in our 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition--help us and our industry partners "discover you."
We also want to invest in your success and help fuel even more creative inspiration. We have crystallized and pieced together our approach and put our expertise to help songwriters gain exposure. This approach is what caused USA Songwriting Competition to rise in prominence to become the preeminent songwriting competition in the world. USA Songwriting Competition has been seen in music industry trades such as Billboard Magazine, Keyboard Magazine, Music Connection and many more.
*DEADLINE APPROACHING: Enter by May 27th or earlier! Hurry, enter online here:
or print out a mail in entry form here:
Why enter? Hear some of what people are saying:
"We are so excited to win this competition. We entered this competition as unsigned acts, came out as top winner, signed to Island Records and we hit #1 on the Billboard charts!" -Dave Rublin (American Authors), winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013), hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over two million copies. (See pictured: USA Songwriting Competition winner on TV - Live! with Kelly and Michael) Enter Online here
"Iím still in shock! And it's extra meaningful to me because the winning song was the first real song I wrote with my sister. The journey of this song has been absolutely amazing!" -Justine Dorsey, winner of the 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2014), along with her sister Kerris, their song appeared in the Box Office Hit Movie Alexander and the Terrible..., starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner
"I encourage all songwriters, regardless of experience and regardless of production to enter. To have my song's quality validated by those I respect means so much. Winning has inspired me to work even harder at my craft. Enter!! Do it!!!" -Robert Jason, winner of the Gospel/Inspirational category, 2015 USA Songwriting Competition.
"I realized that most songwriters I know enter USA Songwriting Competition. It is wonderful what they are doing and helping songwriters like us." -Rich A. Miller, songwriter
"This is a great place for talent to be found." -Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Records
Dedicated to the art & excellence of songwriting,
USA Songwriting Competition
P.S.: Hurry, time is running out, this is very important and time sensitive for you and your music as the Deadline is fast approaching, Enter online now
P.P.S.: We are proud of having PRS Guitars as our sponsor, this means cool PRS guitars for our winners, how cool is that? Enter Online here
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Originally posted by tomic on Fri 20 May, 2016