The SongDoor 2015 International Songwriting Competition is now open for submissions, with awards being given to entrants across six categories
nnual songwriting contest, SongDoor has opened for entry from amateur and professional songwriters worldwide, with submissions accepted online from until 15 November 2015. The entry fee remains at $10 per song, which is what it was in 2006 when SongDoor launched, and judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with such artists as Britney Spears, Neil Young, Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks, The Fray, Train, Vince Gill and a host of others.
“Last year was our biggest ever – again,” said SongDoor president, Tony Zotta. “We hope to top last year by offering an Alvarez acoustic guitar and bringing back a song-evaluation option for all entrants. We’ve found a way to do it without raising the entry fee.” Entrants will have the chance to order a song evaluation at entry time for an additional $10 fee.
All entrants will receive $220 worth of free songwriting tools, which includes a full-access 45-day trial from SongU.com (valued at $50), a Broadjam Film & TV membership (worth $100) plus music editing software which is valued at $70.
Entrants are eligible to win the Grand Award, which includes a single-song publishing contract with Hard Twist Music-BMI (owned by hit songwriter Bill Shore), a full-band private session demo at 16 Ton Studio, a one-year full-access membership to SongU.com, a two-year subscription to MasterWriter 3.0 songwriting software, a Broadjam Film & TV membership, a satin blond Alvarez acoustic guitar and an autographed copy of Robin Frederick’s songwriting book for film and TV. Six category winners each receive a package of awards, including a guitar-vocal or keyboard-vocal studio demo produced by Grammy-winner Steve Avedis, and memberships to both SongU.com and Broadjam.
SongDoor judges are back again this year: Nancy Moran, Joe Beck, Bill Shore, Jason Blume, Dennis Winters and Steve Avedis. Two Grammy nominations, a No.1 Europe chart hit, a wildly successful national tour and a Top 10 Billboard Country hit are among just a few accomplishments of the SongDoor judges last year alone.
Songs may be entered in six different categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Hard Rock/Alt-Rock, Soft Rock/Alt-Folk and Instrumental. No special membership is required and anyone 16 or older may enter. For more details, visit SongDoor