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We often get asked: "I'm not sure which category my song should be in. What does 'soft rock' mean?" If you're not sure about the category in which your song belongs, look over the lists below.

NOTE:  If you write folk, folk-rock or "singer/songwriter" material, Soft-Rock is your category. Most all ballads fall into this category except Country. If it's a Country song, choose Country for your category.

CHRISTIAN

Michael W. Smith

NEEDTOBREATHE

Casting Crowns

Jeremy Camp

Lauren Daigle

Passion

MercyMe

CeCe Winans

Mat Kearney

Third Day

Sidewalk Prophets

COUNTRY

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

The Avett Brothers

Old Dominion

Miranda Lambert

Dan + Shay

Alison Krauss

Chris Stapleton

Kacey Musgraves

George Strait

HARD ROCK/ALT-ROCK

Foo Fighters

AJR

Coldplay

Panic! at the Disco

Breaking Benjamin

Tame Impala

Linkin Park

Kid Rock

Springsteen

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aerosmith

INSTRUMENTAL

John Williams

Thomas Newman

Ramin Djawadi

Robert Rich

Ricky Scaggs

Larry Carlton

Danny Elfman

Chet Atkins

Brand X

Jim Brickman

Martin Denny

POP

Katy Perry

Bad Bunny

American Authors

Taylor Swift

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Justin Timberlake

twenty one pilots

Bruno Mars

BTS

Kelly Clarkson

SOFT ROCK/ALT-FOLK

Oliver Tree

Elton John

The Lumineers

Loggins & Messina

James Taylor

5 Seconds of Summer

Mumford & Sons

Harry Styles

The Script

Ed Sheeran

Gavin DeGraw