SongwriterUniverse's Best Song of the Month Competition - November 2023

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Deadline: Nov 30, 2023



SongwriterUniverse's Best Song of the Month Competition - November 2023

The "Best Song Of The Month Contest" honors and publicizes the top songs which are submitted each month to the popular SongwriterUniverse online magazine/website, which now attracts 50,000 visitors per month.This contest not only spotlights the winning song and songwriter, but also showcases the Top Five songs of the month. Many pro songwriters, A&R execs, publishers and producers check out the winning songs each month. Notably, the SongwriterUniverse Advisory Board consists of five, hit songwriters: Billy Steinberg, Brenda Russell, Allan Rich, Jud Friedman and Jeff Silbar.

SongwriterUniverse is headed by veteran music publisher/A&R exec Dale Kawashima, who previously was President of Michael Jackson's ATV Music and Irving Azoff's Giant Music, and a creative exec at Sony/ATV Music, Motown Records and Mercury Records. From 2006-2012 was Executive Consultant for HoriPro Entertainment Group, and he currently runs his own publishing company and is an A&R Consultant.

The writer(s) of the winning song will be interviewed for a very positive, feature article in SongwriterUniverse. The article will remain online indefinitely, so many people can view this article over an extended period. The article will include a photo of the winner, streaming audio of the winning song, a YouTube embedded video of the song (if available), plus a link to the writer's website and email address. The winning song & writer (plus their photo) will be spotlighted on the front, home page of the SongwriterUniverse site for a full month. In addition, the four other finalist songs will be spotlighted on the same article page, with the names of the finalists and their winning songs, their photos, streaming audio of their songs, a YouTube embedded video of the song (if available), plus their website and e-mail links. The winning songwriter & four finalists will also receive prizes.

All genres of music will be accepted for this contest. Each song will be judged on its artistic merit, originality, craft and market potential. Demos do not have to be elaborately produced, but they need to be presented in a professional manner.

Notably, the winning songwriter will also be publicized on the SongwriterUniverse Facebook page, with an attractive, large photo of the songwriter posted atop this page for one month.

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1st place prize package includes

    In addition to the publicity and exposure, the four additional prizes for the Contest Winner are:
  • A free One-Year Primo Membership from
  • A free copy of "The Film & Television Music Guide"
  • A free copy of the highly respected, valuable "A&R Registry" directory book.
  • A copy of the "Music Publishers Registry" directory (value $80; now in PDF form)
  • A copy of the "Indie Bible" resource for independent artists (value $35; now in PDF form)

4 finalists will receive

  • A free One-Year Primo Membership from