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2019 Lyric Contest Winner Mike Guiney Has “Dream Co-Write” With Brent Cobb, Records Demo at OmniSound Studios

In January, Gananoque, Ontario's Mike Guiney scored the Grand Prize for the 2019 American Songwriter Lyric Contest. The winning lyric, “Changing (While Staying The Same),” won 1st place in the May/June bi-monthly contest....

Mike Guiney Scores 2019 Lyric Contest Grand Prize

Gananoque, Ontario-based songwriter Mike Guiney has scored the Grand Prize for the 2019 American Songwriter Lyric Contest. The winning lyric, "Changing (While Staying The Same)," won 1st place in the May/June bi-monthly contest. Each year, all six...

Annual Lyric Contest Winner Set To Be Announced Soon

American Songwriter has received countless submissions for each 2019 bi-monthly Lyric Contest in hopes of being awarded annual Grand prize -- and the time to make a final decision is fast approaching. The winner will receive:

Introducing the 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest Judges

The judges for the 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest have been announced, and this year’s crop of jurists includes some of the best singer-songwriters in the game today. Read about our High Court below, and be sure to enter the...
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