Align your message with our 35-year-old trusted brand and highly engaged audiences


  • 1,000,000+ Monthly Visitors
  • 4,000,000+ Monthly Page views
  • 115,000+ Newsletter Subscribers
  • 1,000,000+ Social Followers
  • 30,000+ Registered Members


 Median Age: 44

Gender: 60% Male, 40% Female

Median HHI: $87,500

Over 80% play music and/or write songs.

62.5% describe themselves as professional, aspiring or hobbyist songwriters.

77% play guitar, 33% play piano or keyboard. Over 60% play publicly. Our audience spends an average of $1407 per year on musical equipment.

18% attend 20+ musical performances per year and over 33% attend 10+

66% have a free account with a music subscription service.

46% have a paid subscription to a streaming service. On average our audience spends almost $40 on CD’s or vinyl, $9 per month on digital downloads and $8 per month on streaming services.


American Songwriter maintains relationships with a network of internationally renowned singer-songwriters, bands, recording artists and professional songwriters. Our influencers offer valuable distribution channels for our advertising partners. We can create a completely tailored, optimized distribution plan to deliver branded content to key audiences.


Our team of social and content strategists expertly combine written editorial, video, and engagement tools content with our advertiser’s goals to create compelling, on-brand content.



We build original and powerful stories to align your brand with your target audience, showcase your brand’s personality and effectively extend the reach of your marketing efforts.


We elevate your brand with high-quality, custom video content that engages audiences and promotes social sharing for maximum exposure and brand recognition.


We work with partners to develop custom giveaways and/or promotions that tap into our robust user datasets and activate around customer acquisition and social engagement. 


Place your digital and print ads in front of your targeted audiences with a direct display or print ad campaign targeted by custom demographics, geography, and content. Our high impact ad units are perfectly positioned for maximum impact across every device.

Musical Instruments, Technology, Music Services, Demo Services
Robert Dye
Gear, Technology & Music Services Advertising

Record Labels, Independent Artists, Books & DVDs,
Festivals, Conferences, Publishers
Doug Waterman

American Songwriter was founded in 1984. The publication and site offers in-depth Q&As with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters, covers recording technology, including the latest gadgets and gear every songwriter should know about, and reports on the business of music publishing with interviews and insight from publishers, producers and other industry professionals.

American Songwriter explores all genres of music – from country to hip-hop, folk to classical, rock to pop, blues to electronica and soul to r&b. Distributed internationally with a heavy domestic subscriber base, the readership of American Songwriter is just as diverse as its contents—professional to aspiring songwriters, music fans to music publishers, studio owners, copyright lawyers, record label presidents to music consumers.

Advertisers include national instrument manufacturers, record companies who want to gain exposure for their artists, publishers who honor writer achievements, demo studios, recording software companies and a select group of non-musical companies who position their product offerings to identify with music culture.