“Last year was our biggest ever,” said SongDoor president, Tony Zotta. “We want to continue growing, so we always add something new each year. This year, it’s ‘uVote.’ From January 8-20, 2015, anyone can listen to and vote for their favorite finalist song. The writer of the winning song will receive $500 cash. You can vote for your own song, so you, your friends and family will also have a chance to win that money for you if you enter a song that makes it to the finals.“
All entrants will receive $120 worth of free songwriting tools, which includes a full-access 45-day trial from SongU.com (valued at $49.95), plus music editing software which is valued at $79.95. 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, Broadjam, Herringbone Studio and author Robin Frederick, and runs through November 15, 2014. Last year's Grand Award winners Justin Froese and Nancy Montgomery (both from WA) won with their crossover Christian hit, “Finally Here.”
Our 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 copy of MasterWriter 3.0 songwriting software, a full membership to Broadjam 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 or vocal studio demo produced at Herringbone Studio, and memberships to both SongU.com and Broadjam.
Songs may be entered in six different categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Hard Rock/Alternative Rock, Soft Rock/Singer-
The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event, open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Entries are accepted online or by mail 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: http://songdoor.com.