SongDoor 2014 entries must be submitted online by 11:59pm CST, November 15. All entrants receive a free all-access trial to, a free Broadjam membership and free song-editing software.

“Our giveaway package is worth more than $170 this year,” says SongDoor president Tony Zotta. “Every single person who enters benefits from a 45-day all-access pass to, a free Broadjam membership and song-editing sofware for Mac or Windows. There are no strings, and no obligation to join anything. We just want songwriters to have access to these great learning tools and get exposure for their music, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide it.”

SongDoor also gives songwriters a place to showcase videos of their original songs, or they can request a tweet out of a local performance or CD release. There is no charge for this publicity.

“This year, we’re also letting the public vote for their favorite finalist. The songwriter with the most votes will win $500 cash,” says COO Susan Carroll.

SongDoor 2014 is presented in association with, 16 Ton Studios, Broadjam, Hard Twist Music-BMI, MasterWriter, Herringbone Studio and author Robin Frederick. The total prize purse is valued at more than $40,000. Entrants are eligible to win the Grand Award, valued at approximately USD $7,950 in music merchandise and services, including 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 Studios, Music Row’s favored recording facility, a one-year full-access membership to, MasterWriter songwriting software, a Primo MoB membership to Broadjam and an autographed copy of Robin Frederick’s best-selling songwriting book. Six Category Winners each receive a valuable package of awards valued at almost $5,500, including a first-rate guitar/vocal or keyboard/vocal demo produced by Tim Shean of Herringbone Studio and memberships to and Broadjam.

The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event, open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Entries are accepted online from April 15 through November 15. The entry fee is $10. An unlimited number of songs may be entered in any of six categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Hard Rock/Alternative Rock, Soft Rock/Singer-Songwriter and Instrumental. Our Dove® and Grammy®-winning 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, Vince Gill and a host of others. Judges: Joe Beck, Bill Shore, Jason Blume, Nancy Moran, Dennis Winters and Steve Avedis. For SongDoor rules, FAQs and entry form, please visit the website: or email

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