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SONGDOOR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED

Please check here for announcements of the finalists, winners and Honorable Mentions!

Finalists: Jan. 8, 2021

Winners and Honorable Mentions: Jan. 22, 2021

All entrants will receive an email containing instructions for accessing your free songwriting tools by Jan. 25, 2021.

Please notify us if your email changes or you may not receive your free songwriting tools!

If you requested an evaluation with your entry, please allow 12-15 business days - we received twice the normal number of requests this year. Thank you for your patience.

Good luck to everyone!

SONGDOOR 2021 OPENS APRIL 15


We're always here to support you, answer questions and give advice. Just ask.

Why Songwriters Love SongDoor

At the heart of it, it's because we care. We're here to help make you a better songwriter by giving you free opportunities and tools toward that goal.

Right behind that, it's because what we offer is a tremendous value. We're not here to make money; the entry fees and evaluation service cover our expenses, which we try to keep very low. That's why, year after year, people come back to SongDoor.

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GOT A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF YOUR ORIGINAL SONG?

We're looking for original music videos to consider for broadcast on SongDoor TV. New videos are broadcast each Tuesday and Friday.

A few simple rules, please:

  • The song must be original; no covers or re-interpretations of public domain music/poetry.
  • Live performance videos must have decent audio and a short (<5 sec.) or no spoken intro.
  • Weaccept live, acted or animated (moving) videos vs. a static slide.  Lyric videos are fine.
  • No hate speech or slurs, explicit lyrics or lyrics that glorify violence, death or destruction.

NEWS & UPDATES

Instrux for accessing your free songwriting tools will be emailed by January 25. Check back here on Jan. 8 to see who made the finals and on Jan. 22 to see the winners and Honorable Mentions.

ENTRY TIP

Make sure your song is in the right category! Ballads usually belong in Soft Rock vs. Pop unless it's Country. All Country songs belong in the Country category.

See Category Examples

ENTER YOUR ORIGINAL SONG

Every year, new songwriters seem to come out of nowhere and rise to the top. It's so exciting to discover great new talent...maybe this is your year!

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