New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ ReverbNation)
ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, and the 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading songwriting competition, have partnered to find the best songs.
ReverbNation, is also the creator of 'My Band' the leading Facebook application for Bands and Musicians, registered the 1 millionth Artist to the platform in December 2010, making it the leading choice for musicians.
The 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting entries. Entrants can win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Sony, D'Addario Strings, Audio-Technica and more. Also, winning songs will be played on radio. Entrants may enter in 15 different categories such as: Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.
USA Songwriting Competition has a long history of having winners getting success, recording and publishing contracts, have their songs placed on the charts as well as having their songs placed on film and television. 2009 First Prize winner Klyer England (country) was signed to Universal Records. 2005 First Prize winner (Pop) Kate Voegele
was signed to Interscope Records the year after she won and had her winning song hit top 40 on the Billboard Charts, her latest album hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album charts this summer. 2007 Overall Grand Prize Winner Ari Gold
had his winning song "Where The Music
Takes You" hit No 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Judges include A&R managers from the "big 4" record companies: Universal, Warner, EMI and SONY Music. Past year's winner include Grammy winner Alannah Myles, hit songwriter Ken Hirsch and up-and-coming songwriter ASON.
The deadline to submit is May 31, 2011. However, first 1,000 entries entered will each receive free 6 issue subscription to Premier Guitar magazine & Recording magazine, super value of $34.99.
To submit through Reverbnation, please visit:
ReverbNation was launched in 2006 with a mission to provide Bands and solo Artists from any walk of life with the powerful business tools they need to be competitive in the social media age. Many of the tools are free, with premium tools offered under a software-as-a-service model. In recent years, the company has expanded its offering to include securing high quality opportunities for the Artists in the form of coveted licensing deals, lucrative brand sponsorship programs, and high-profile gigs.
Co-founder and Chief executive officer Mike Doernberg explains the key to the ReverbNation's success, "We have always focused on serving the needs of the Artist, sometimes to a fault. We align our success with theirs, both philosophically and literally within our products. Our software products are built from scratch for the Artists, not modified from some other purpose. And the opportunities we provide are carefully selected because of the real value they can deliver for the Artist."
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