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  • 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

Songwriters, musicians, and music enthusiasts trust American Songwriter (founded in 1984) to be their authentic home for the latest news, information, and coaching from the music industry. Dedicated to the Craft of Music and supporting the songwriter community for the past 35 years, American Songwriter is an international website, magazine, and podcast network.

American Songwriter explores all genres of music—Distributed internationally with a heavy USA subscriber base, the readership of American Songwriter is just as diverse as its contents—aspiring to professional songwriters, musicians, music publishers, studio owners, copyright lawyers, record label A&R, and music enthusiasts.

American Songwriter magazine is published bi-monthly. The magazine offers in-depth Q&A’s with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters and artists, covers recording technology, including the latest gadgets and gear every songwriter should know about, and reports on the business of music with interviews and insight from publishers, record label executives, producers and other industry professionals. provides much of the same ethos plus daily news reporting, new album reviews, video interviews, in-office video recording sessions, live photos, livestream concerts, business insight, blogs and online exclusive content for aspiring or professional songwriters and serious music enthusiasts. Opinions expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect the views of American Songwriter.

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

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  1. COPYRIGHT-If You Wrote it-If You Created it-COPYRIGHT IT! Don’t wind up like I did. Read my story>>> You know, I agree that Chuck Cannon is one mighty fine songwriter, but, one thing is for sure, he & Toby Keith did not write my song “How Do You Like Me Now” I wrote the song in 1978 and gave it to Toby Keith in a bar in Victorville, California back in 1993 when Toby had just completed recording with Mercury Records his Should’ve Been A Cowboy album. I played the song for Toby on his own guitar while the band was on break and waited till after the next set and break at Toby’s request to play it for him again so I did and I wrote the lyrics on a bar napkin and told Toby it should have a sort of Doobie Brothers Listen to the Music sort of arrangement which I am sure that Chuck probably supplied that arrangement and licks. It is my opinion that Toby Keith probably brought my song “How Do You Like Me Now” to Chuck to help Toby get the song ready for recording and so the two of them polished up my song and Toby never told Chuck the actual origin of the song. I am in no way trying to defame Chuck, I believe in the beginning he was innocent especially since he was once the president of the NSAI which I am a former member, the Nashville Songwriters Association is a multi purpose org and one of it’s missions is to help songwriters protect their songs, right Chuck. I did not have copyright protection on my song when I gave it to Toby Keith that night so Toby slapped his own copyright on it but that still does not set aside the truth and the fact that I wrote the original song “How Do You Like Me Now” I have contacted Toby’s label and they shine me on knowing I don’t have that copyright. You know, integrity is one thing that is set aside by some in the music business and there are a few who think honesty doesn’t mean anything once you pockets are full enough to walk all over those little people who are actually the real creators of a lot of the material we all listen to today. I hope and pray that none of you songwriters out there ever get dooped like this, remember, always copyright, just go to the Library of Congress site on the internet for details in case you don’t know how to copyright. Oh yea, just in case anyone wants to go to court over this, I’d love to get Toby’s word under oath that he wrote my song, then we can see just how that goes. Peace, CBW

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