Jamie Alimorad

Deadline looms for 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Jamie Alimorad

Jamie Alimorad: “To anyone going through a dark time, know there are brighter days ahead.”

The long-standing songwriter contest with a $50,000 top prize is back for 2020 but only accepting entries until 29 May

The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now open for entry, giving songwriters and composers a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as music gear, as well as radio airplay for the winning songs. Entrants can submit compositions in 15 different categories, including Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Instrumental.

In last year’s contest, Jamie Alimorad [pictured] won the Overall Grand Prize as well as the Best Pop Song award. Alimorad teamed up with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli and Grammy-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter-producer Gino Vannelli who is known for his Billboard Hot 100 hits I Just Wanna Stop and Living Inside Myself.

Alimorad commented: “It’s an incredible honor to win the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition! I’m so proud of Brighter Days, and its message. To anyone going through a dark time, know there are brighter days ahead.”

“Hopefulness in the middle of troubled times is easy to imagine in song form but difficult to write about convincingly,” says Gino Vannelli. “Word by word, line by line, like coaxing someone from the precipice of a high tower.”

The Overall Second Prize of the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition went to Jeff Roe, Ryan Griffin, Jason Duke and Selby Copeland with their song We Made It, which also won Best Country Song. The Overall Third Prize was won by Dave Pettigrew & Scotty Wilbanks with their song Why Won’t You Love Me.

USA Songwriting Competition has a long history of its winners getting recording and publishing contracts, winning awards, having their songs hit the charts and their music placed on film and television.

In its landmark year, the 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is accepting entries until the deadline of 29 May 2020. For more information and enter, visit: songwriting.net/sm



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