The Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition is one of those opportunities that definitely doesn't come around often. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, in partnership with Universal Music Publishing, launched an amazing opportunity that's open to all amateur and professional songwriters, boasting a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry professionals, including well-known songwriters, producers, and publishers reviewing your song submissions.
The grand prize includes an exclusive Universal Music Publishing Group contract, two tickets to the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala, and an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar. Not bad, right? Oh, and also the chance to be the first winner of this songwriting contest. Ever.
Four second place winners will receive a one-hour creative and career mentoring session with a legendary songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, two spectator tickets to the 2015 Annual Induction and Awards Gala, an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar, a feature in the 2015 Gala Dinner Journal, and a profile page on the songhall.org website, visited by thousands of industry professionals each month. This really puts that whole "second place is the first loser" thing to shame.
So what does it take to win a contest like this? "Put your best melody forward," says Evan Lamberg, President of Universal Music Publishing Group. "It has to be incredible. If the melody is not great and special, you’re gonna be a step behind."
Songwriting luminaries Desmond Child and Don Schlitz, inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, also shared some inspiring revelations on their own music careers and how to approach this competition.
Don't miss out on this game-changing opportunity! Your last chance to enter is quickly approaching. Apply to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition by October 31, 2014.