Hit Makers Dominate USA Songwriting Competition
For the first time, the all top 3 winners of USA Songwriting Competition have all hit the Billboard Charts.
For the first time, the all top 3 winners of USA Songwriting Competition have all hit the Billboard Charts. The curent top winner is currently #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.
American Authors (songwriters: Dave Rublin, Shepherd Goodman, Aaron Accetta, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez and Zachary Barnett) is now #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, won the Top Award: Overall Grand Prize with their song “Believer”. They have been signed to Island Records. Their song has just broken into the top 40 of the Bilboard Hot 100 Charts at #35.
Tony DeSare (Overall Second Prize Winner), hit #5 on the Billboard Charts. He is signed to Telarc/Concord records.
Auburn Williams (Overall Third Prize Winner), hit #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. She is signed to Beluga Heights/Warner Brothers.
MORE HIT SONGWRITERS IN USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION
In addition, the first prize winner of the Country Category, John Bulford, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts.
Hit songwriter Gary Burr, a finalist in the Country category with “Not Ready To Lose” with co-writer Dianna Corcoran.
Hit songwriter Mary Danna, a finalist in the Country category with “If I Have To Explain” with co-writers Mark Thalacker and Alan Holstrom.
Here is the list of Winners:
OVERALL GRAND PRIZE:
“Believer” By Dave Rublin, Shepherd Goodman, Aaron Accetta, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez & Zachary Barnett; New York, NY
OVERALL 2nd PRIZE: “Chemistry” by Tony DeSare; New York, NY
OVERALL 3rd PRIZE: “Rather Go Blind” by Auburn Williams; Saint Paul, MN
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY
LYRICS ONLY: “Go Away” by Jen Chapin; New York, NY
DANCE/ELECTRONICA: “Phoenix” by Robert Dedier; Toronto, CANADA
LATIN: “Amor de fin de Semana” by Pedro Cordero; Miami Beach, FL
WORLD: “Pega no Coco” by Badi Assad; BRAZIL
HIP-HOP/RAP: “Lost in the Moment” by J Logik; Chicago, IL
R&B: “Rather Go Blind” by Auburn Williams; Saint Paul, MN
NOVELTY/COMEDY: “Twisted Sexual Assault” by Henry Dillard; Houston, TX
CHILDREN: “Family Tree (with Jonatha Brooke)” by Joanie Leeds; New York, NY
JAZZ: “Chemistry” by Tony DeSare; New York, NY
INSTRUMENTAL: “Desperation” by Roman Miroshnichenko; Moscow, RUSSIA
GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL: “Chasing Me” by Joseph Pfeifer & Jimmy Robeson; San Diego, CA
FOLK: “Broken Glass” by David Francey; Ontario, CANADA
COUNTRY: “How Could I Not” by John Bulford; Nashville, TN
ROCK/ALTERNATIVE: “Believer” by Dave Rublin & American Authors; New York, NY
POP: “Me” by Nicky Barot; Los Alamitos, CA
Public Poll Winner “Best Song on Facebook”:
“When He Comes My Way” by Trina Belamide, PHILIPPINES
20 HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS
“Trampoline” by Byron Kuntz; Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
“Moving Away” by Benjamin Davis, Ulf Anneken & Nitanee Paris Lawson; Burbank, CA
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by Helle Hansen; Copenhagen. DENAMRK
“Roman’s Lullaby” by Gharah Degeddingseze; Van Nuys, CA
“We’re All Going Straight To Hell” by D.B. Rielly; New York, NY
“Space Cabbage” by Perspective; Waterville, ME
“Puedo Prometerte” by Rosario; Carolina, Puerto Rico
“Hurt” by Lauren Silva; Austin, TX
“You Own The Game” by Sonic Cult; New York, NY
“Hurricane” by Philip Creamer (Dovetail); Dallas, TX
“Diamond Light” by Paul Luftenegger; Ontario, CANADA
“Mizu no Utsuwa” by Hiromi Suda; JAPAN
“Espiitu de Amor” by George Uhrich; British Columbia, CANADA
“How it Feels” by Nick Gill; Nashville, TN
“Edge Of Goodbye” by Dan Yessian & David Barrett; Farmington Hills, MI
“Soldier’s Memoir” by Joe Bachman Nashville, TN
“Just Haven’t Found Him Yet “ by Lauren Lucas; Nashville, TN
“All For You” by Christian Porter; Stroudsburg, PA
“Time To Shine” by Luka Mihajlovic & Mark Zubek; Ontario, CANADA
SUCCESS AFTER WINNING
USA Songwriting Competition has a long history of having winners getting recording and publishing contracts, have their songs placed on the charts as well as having their songs placed on film and television. The top two winners of 2011: Nenna Yvonne and Alexander Cardinale have been signed to Interscope Records after their win.
2009 First Prize winner (country) was signed to Universal Records. 2005 First Prize winner (Pop) Kate Voegele was signed to Interscope Records the year after she won and had her winning song hit top 40 on the Billboard Charts, her latest album hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album charts this summer. 2007 Overall Grand Prize Winner Ari Gold had his winning song “Where The Music Takes You” hit #10 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Darrell Scott, winner of the country category of the 2005 USA Song writing Competition had his winning song cut by award winning country singer Faith Hill. The 2010 winner in the instrumental category, Christopher Tinn won two Grammy awards in 2011. Judges include A&R managers from record labels such as Warner, Capitol Records, Universal, BMG/SONY Music.
ACCEPTING SONG ENTRIES NOW
The 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting entries. Sponsors include: Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D’Addario Strings, BerkleeOnline, Presonus, iZotope, Notion Software, Sonoma Wireworks, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Songwriters Pad, M+ New Release, Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio and Sonicbids.
Songs may be entered in 15 different categories including Pop, Rock/Alternative, R&B and Country. Entries are accepted from now through May 30, 2014. For more information, visit: