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14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries! Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000.

Sponsors of the 14th Annual Competition are: Acoustic Guitar Magazine, New Music Weekly, Sony, Audio-Technica, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Cakewalk, Sam Ash Music Stores, Singer & Musician magazine, Mi7.com, Overloud, Sonoma Wireworks, Intellitouch Tuners, SongFrame Software, Indie Bible, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Livewire Contacts, AirplayAccess.com,
Loggins Promotion, Superdups.com and XM Radio.

FREE EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entrants will each receive a FREE annual magazine subscription to Singer & Musician magazine worth US $19.95 and another Free online Subscription to Acoustic Guitar magazine! (that's two FREE super bonuses for you worth $28.90 just for entering early!!) So Hurry, while stocks last. Please obtain the entry form at:

Or enter online here with your MP3: http://online.songwriting.net

You may also enter using Sonicbids here: http://www.sonicbids.com/usasong


*Jordan Zevon (Overall Grand Prize of the 2008 USA Songwriting Competition) along with co-writers Jordan Summers & Morty Coyle will have his winning song "Home" on the USA Songwriting Competition's compilation CD this year. Jordan is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles won 1st Prize in the 2006 USA Songwriting Competition but was not placed in the Overall Grand Prize, Overall 2nd Prize and Overall 3rd Prize at that time. This year Jordan improved to the Top position. He is signed to New West Records. His 2006 winning song "The Joke's On Me" is the first track on his debut album "Insides Out" with New West Records. He has also
appeared on TV's "Late Night with David Letterman". Jordan will also perform at USA Songwriting Competition's showcase during SXSW (see details below).

*Ari Gold (2007 USA Songwriting Competition Grand Prize Winner) had his Music Video "Human" aired on Logo TV. Ari also has had his winning song "Where The Music Takes You" hit at #10 (on Billboard's HOT DANCE/CLUB PLAY Charts). The song hit #1 on Sirius OutQ and #1 video on Logo TV channel and won Overall Grand Prize as well as 1st Prize, Pop at the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. The song received airplay after his win at the USA Songwriting Competition. The song is written by Ari Gold and Joe Hogue JOJOHO' & Sean Petersen. The song is sung by Ari Gold, featuring Ari Gold Featuring Sasha Allen. Ari Gold has written songs with superstar songwriter Desmond Child. Ari's new CD also features a duet with multi-platinum selling Capitol Records artist Dave Koz. Ari was also a back-up singer for superstar diva Diana Ross. You can listen to his winning song here: http://www.myspace.com/usasongcomp

*Sylvia Tosun (2001 USA Songwriting Competition finalist) has her song "Underlying Feeling" on the Billboard Dance Charts at peak at #12.

*Randy Kohrs & the Lites, 4th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) 1st Prize winner (Country/Bluegrass) had their song "Rockwell's Gold" aired on Acoustic Cafe radio program on the Week of 10/13/08 - 10/19/08.

*Charlie Dore, 4th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) Overall Grand Prize winner had her song "Looking For My Own Lone Ranger" aired this week on Acoustic Cafe Radio show (9/29/08 10/5/08). Charlie is known for her Top 10 Billboard hit "Pilot of the Airwaves" in 1979/1980. She has since reinvented herself as a Folk Singer-Songwriter. Hear winners of IAMA in the entire month of October. Click here on details on how you can listen to Acoustic Cafe radio program: http://www.acafe.com

*Kate Voegele's winning song (2005 USA Songwriting Competition, 1st Prize, Pop) "Only Fooling Myself" was featured in CBS' dramas Clubhouse and Ghost Whisperer. Her winning song is on her album "Don't Look Away" which hit #27 on the Billboard Album charts this year. Her song "Hallelujah" hit #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts this year. Kate Voegele performed several songs from her debut album Don't Look Away on the The Early Show, Saturday, February 2, 2008 on CBS television network nationally. Kate's band member Sam provided backup vocals and beat box support while Mark played the bass guitar. Click here to watch her video of her wining song of USA Songwriting Competition (1st Prize Pop, 2005): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_VFvRZmtxI

~Were you a past winner or finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition and have some interesting news on yourself? If so, please e-mail us at: info@songwriting.net

To see the complete list of winners of the past competition, please here: http://www.songwriting.net/winners.html

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