Nashville, TN, April 18, 2015 –(PR.com)– The SongDoor 2015 International Songwriting Competition is now open for submissions. Awards will be given to entrants in six categories. Complete information is available at http://songdoor.com.
“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. No special membership is required and anyone 16 or older may enter. The entry fee remains at $10 per song, which is what it was in 2006 when SongDoor launched.
This year’s competition is in partnership with SongU.com, 16 Ton Studio, Hard Twist Music-BMI, MasterWriter, Authentic Guitars, Broadjam, Steve Avedis and author Robin Frederick, and runs through November 15, 2015. Last year’s Grand Award winner Hudson Henry (from CA) won with this alternative rock hit about Internet obsession, “Addicted.”
SongDoor judges are back again this year: Nancy Moran, Joe Beck, Bill Shore, Jason Blume, Dennis Winters and Steve Avedis. Two Grammy® nominations, a #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.
Entrants are eligible to win the Grand Award, which includes a single-song publishing contract with Hard Twist Music-BMI (owned by mega-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 best-selling songwriting book for film and TV. Six Category Winners each receive a valuable package of awards, including a top-shelf guitar-vocal or keyboard-vocal studio demo produced by Grammy®-winner Steve Avedis, and memberships to both SongU.com and Broadjam.
Songs may be entered in six different categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Hard Rock/Alt-Rock, Soft Rock/Alt-Folk and Instrumental. Entries are accepted online through November 15, 2015.
The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event, open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Entries are accepted online from April 15 through November 15. The entry fee is $10. Judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with such artists as Britney Spears, Neil Young, Keith Urban, Cheap Trick, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, The Fray, Train, Vince Gill and a host of others. For complete information, visit: songdoor.com.