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Contest FAQ ... Songwriting Contest FAQ ... Lyric
Contest FAQ ... Music Contest FAQ ... Songwriting
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Song & Lyric Contest FAQ... Songwriting Contest
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Great American Song Contest
Q: What makes the Great American
Song Contest different than other songwriting contests?
Songwriters and lyricists who have participated in the event
say they prefer the Great American Song Contest for the following
songwriters they prefer a supportive songwriting contest
that's more rewarding and supportive than the Big-Cash-Prize
want an honest chance to get heard by industry pros.
want specific and helpful feedback on their songs.
want to find opportunities in the music business.
Most song and lyric contests reward only a few winners.
The Great American Song Contest rewards many winners.
And let's face it, publishers, producers and the music
media are impressed by awards. So songwriters with awards
have a better chance of being taken seriously when they
market their songs.
What if I have a song that doesn't seem to fit a specific
choose whichever category seems closest. An outstanding song
will not be passed over simply because it doesn't seem to
fit a particular category. And remember, the same song can
be entered in more than one category.
Aren't some songwriting contests more about performance
& production than songwriting?
Unfortunately, that's often true. But it's NOT true
with the Great American Song Contest. Judges are instructed
to evaluate songs NOT on the quality of the recording but
on the creative hallmarks of songwriting excellence: Lyrics,
melody and effective songwriting technique.
Only category) entries will be judged using the
same lyrical criteria. Lyric contest judges will additionally
consider how successfully the lyrics can be adapted to music.
What if a judge likes my song and wants to contact
Judges who are publishers, producers or recording
artists are always looking for great songs and lyrics. If
they hear material they're interested in, they can request
the writer's name. When the song contest is over, Songwriters
Resource Network will contact the writer for permission to
pass along his/her telephone number to interested parties.
What if I don't win? How will I know the results of
After the judging process is completed, the winners
will be announced on the GreatAmericanSong.com website. Also,
everyone who enters receives a summary of the song contest.
about copyright protection?
All songs and lyrics are considered to be copyright-protected.
retain all rights to their work. (See A
Practical View of Copyrights)
I live outside the U.S. and Canada, can I enter?
song and lyric contest is open to songwriters everywhere.
If you live outside the U.S. & Canada, please use this
Links & Information:
this contest is best
& Lyric Contest Prizes
& Entry Form
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