Deadline Looms – the 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition
is fast approaching for the 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition.
May 31st is the deadline. Songwriters and Composers vie for a chance to
win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as music
gear. Winning songs will be receiving radio airplay. Songwriters can
enter in 15 different song categories such as: Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk,
R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.
Songwriting Competition is sponsored by: Sony, D’Addario Strings,
Recording Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access,
Audio-Technica, Presonus, Sonoma Wireworks, SongTrust.com, KJug
Guitars, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, Discmakers, CDBaby, KJug Guitars,
Storyblocks and Berklee College of Music.
Renea Hairston of Los Angeles, California has won the Overall Grand
Prize and First Prize in the Pop category in the 22nd Annual USA
Songwriting Competition with her song “Family Tree” along with
songwriters Boots Ottstad and Ben Burgess. This is her first win in any
Songwriting Competition. Her winning song “Family Tree” is a touching
mid-tempo song based on a true story on Priscilla’s turbulent early
she co-wrote a song “Love So Soft”, which was recorded by Kelly
Clarkson, received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance at the
60th Annual Grammy Awards. The song hit #47 on the Billboard Hot 100
was signed to Capitol Records in 2009. She is also a professional
songwriter, her songs she has written reads like who-who’s in Pop music.
Her songs were recorded by Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Demi
Lovato, Rihanna, Madonna, Selena Gomez and Chris Brown. Several of her
songs have hit the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.
hits she wrote include co-writing the song “Timber”, recorded by
Pitbull, the song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2013,
certified six times Platinum, making it the biggest hit she has
co-written so far in her career. Her other notable hits that she wrote
or co-wrote include “Worth It”, recorded by Fifth Harmony (#12 on the
Billboard Hot 100 Charts), “California King Bed” recorded by Pop
superstar Rihanna (#37 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts).
Overall Second Prize went to Folk songwriters Hope Schneir and Justin
Schneir of Camarillo, CA with their song “Lay You Down”.
Overall Third Prize went to Aubrey Logan and Lisa Cole Bass of
Bellevue, WA with her song “Pity Party”. This is the fifth consecutive
year that all top 3 winning songs are written by more than one
ABOUT USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Songwriting Competition has been honoring songwriters from all over the
world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil,
South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have gotten recording contracts,
getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major
artists. The 2013 Top winner rock band “American Authors” hit #1 on the
Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million
copies. The 2007 winner Air Gold hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with
his winning song 6 months after his win. 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
its landmark year, the 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition is
currently accepting entries. This is a great opportunity for
songwriters. Deadline to enter is May 31st. For more information, visit: