Celebrity Judges Join The SHOF Song Competition

Breaking news: Celebrity Judges have signed on to choose the finalists for the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition!

This new panel of star judges includes legendary SHOF inductees Mac Davis (“A Little Less Conversation,” “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” “In the Ghetto”), Charles Fox (“Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Ready To Take A Chance Again,” “Happy Days”) and Lamont Dozier (“Baby Love,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Heat Wave”).

“By songwriters, for songwriters,” the premier professional Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition presented by the SHOF and Universal Music Publishing Group, along with exclusive contest partners Sonicbids and Epiphone, kicked off on March 24th and is going strong.

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Entries will be screened by a listening committee who will select the semi-finalists. Songwriters will be evaluated by a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry professionals including well-known songwriters, producers and publishers. Finalists will then be chosen by the Celebrity Judges, and all songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.

The overall Grand Prize winner will be given the opportunity to enter into an exclusive Universal Music Publishing Group contract, will receive an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar, two tickets to the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala, and recognition from the stage. Four Second Place Winners will receive a one-hour creative and career mentoring session with a legendary songwriter who has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, two spectator tickets to the 2015 Annual Induction and Awards Gala and the Epiphone guitar. All prize winners will be featured in an article in the 2015 Gala Dinner Journal, circulated to the music industry’s creative and business elite, and have their music and bio profiled on a page of the songhall.org website, visited by thousands of industry professionals each month.

So how do you get your music “out there?”

Don’t just sit….submit!