Enter “The Pub Deal” Contest, Win a Publishing Contract

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UPDATE: Deadline is this Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm (CST) 

American Songwriter has hosted songwriting contests for over 28 years and now we present our biggest opportunity yet– “The Pub Deal.” In partnership with Martin Guitar and powered by American Songspace, The Pub Deal Contest will provide the winning songwriter with a year-long $20,000 publishing contract from HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc.

PRIZES: 25 Finalists will be announced and featured on AmericanSongwriter.com. From the 25 the “Top 5” will be selected to participate in an exclusive audition process that includes a series of interviews with the publishing company’s staff and co-writing sessions with some of Music Row’s top songwriters.

Opportunity: The 2nd Annual Pub Deal. Win a $20,000, one-year Contract from Secret Road


  • An exclusive songwriting agreement with HoriPro for 1 year.
  • A $20,000 / year salary, which is non-recoupable (meaning the salary won’t reduce any royalties you can earn).
  • Featured article in American Songwriter Magazine.
  • HoriPro will be responsible for marketing your songs to artists, setting you up with co-writes, administering your copyrights and doing whatever it takes to help you grow as a songwriter.

2012 CMA New Artist of the Year winner Hunter Hayes, Third Day frontman Mac Powell, former Mercury Nashville Recording Artist Holly Williams along with the American Songwriter and Martin Guitars staff will serve on a panel of judges who will decide all the Finalists.









Butch Baker (Senior Vice President of Creative Services) and Lee Krabel (Creative Manager) both of HoriPro Entertainment Group with be the final decision makers on the contest.  To find more info on HoriPro, see a list of recent cuts and hits from the company’s catalog here.




“We could find the next Harlan Howard out there somewhere through this process.” said Butch Baker. “And we’re excited to do the work to help develop a great songwriter.”


Songwriters of all levels are eligible -to enter simply submit your 3 best songs for consideration. Make songwriting a career with “The Pub Deal.” Enter Today!

ATTN SONGWRITERS: If you have further questions about the rules on “The Pub Deal” -visit our “Pub Deal Frequently Asked Questions Page” here.  


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