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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:

Matthew Francis Andersen, Former Lyric Contest Winner, Set to Release Third Album

When Matthew Francis Andersen won the 2012 American Songwriter Lyric Contest the prize of co-writing with Hayes Carll may have seemed – at least at the time – a dream come true. Now, closing in on a...

Bob Dylan Song Contest Winner Announced: Rod Abernethy “Oxford Town”

Abernethy turned the relatively obscure early Dylan song about racial injustice into a tour-de-force, complete with a focused vocal delivery, tight and percussive rhythm, fiery guitar licks and solid harmonica playing.

Enter the January/February High Five Contest

Guitar: DX Johnny Cash In the early 1970s, Martin Guitar was commissioned to design an all-black lacquered D-35 for country star Johnny Cash. Though Martin...

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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Today’s ASCAP SPF Online Series Showcases Ed Sheeran collaborator Amy Wadge plus EZI and ROE

ASCAP shines its spotlight on several of its talented songwriters in a new online series, the ASCAP...
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