About Song of the Year
Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest encouraging the art and discipline of songwriting. Our primary focus is to find great songwriters while helping them network with professionals in the music industry. For 17 years Song of the Year has continued to be a leader in offering songwriters great opportunities through the contest and by networking the top writers with music insiders. Songwriter's submissions are judged by a panel of music professionals. The preliminary-judging staff consists of individuals who have showed leadership in music related fields as well as notable songwriters.
Songwriting Contest Opportunities
In every contest, we select one winner and four finalists from each of the ten categories (50 songs total). Those songs are sent out to major/minor labels, publishers, entertainment attorneys, music managers and many other outlets who we have relationships with. These are resources who have agreed to review the top songwriters. As a category "winner" or "finalist", your information will be distributed accordingly for further consideration. Should there be interest in your material, our resources will contact you directly (all offers, deals and other agreements are conducted directly between you and the interested organization). All entries submitted into the contest will remain 100% the ownership of the songwriter. When it has been determined that you are a "category winner" in any of the ten categories, you will be awarded the prizes as listed here. It is possible to place as a winner in multiple categories. The Song of the Year songwriting contest offers ten categories so that everyone has a category that best fits their songwriting style. The ten categories are: Pop, Country, Lyric Only, Rock, Instrumental, Hip-Hop, Christian, Adult Contemporary, Folk and Dance. For more specific answers to your questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.