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Transatlantic Songwriting Contest

Songwriting Knows No Borders!

Open to U.S., Canadian, U.K., and Australian residents

No internal selection processes - No unclear rules - No worthless prize

Most contests judge songs internally or by a judging panel. However, the opinion of a few judges doesn't always reflect the opinion of the general public, especially when it comes to music. We think, when it comes on to a songwriting contest, the best judges are the listening public. That's why we allow random people to decide who wins the Transatlantic Songwriting Competition through clearly defined online voting methods. Voters will include regular music fans who appreciate good music, fellow musicians and industry insiders.

We also ensure access to your entry is easy; once the deadline for submission is reached, every selected participant will receive a personal profile with their song, photo, and short biography, along with a Facebook like and Twitter share button. Throughout September, SongCat will drive traffic to the profiles of entrants, allowing people to like and/or share their favorite entries. You can help drive even more traffic to your own profile to enhance the number of likes and shares you receive by encouraging your friends and family to visit the website and check out your entry.

At the end of the voting period, the top three profiles with the most Facebook likes, Facebook shares, and Twitter shares combined win the cash and prizes on offer – it's that simple!

This voting and selection format allows the Transatlantic Songwriting Contest to be more transparent, honest and fun than many other popular songwriting contests.

So, what are you waiting for? Submit your songs now. You just might be in line to win a cash prize plus other benefits! Good luck!

What's in it for you?


$1,000 cash 

One Free Pro Production (value $499)

 One Year Master Writer (value $99.95) 

Media exposure

First Runner Up

$500 cash

One Free Demo Production (value $299)

One Year Master Writer (value $99.95)

Media exposure

Second Runner Up

One Free Demo Production (value $299)

One Year Master Writer (value $99.95)

Media exposure

Here is how to enter:

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Enter our new and exciting Songwriting Contest for a chance to win cash and great prizes! It’s simple! 

  • Fill out the entry form and submit your completed song, including song title, words and music, through our online portal.
  • Your entry must be an original song written or co-written by you (proof of permission to use the song may be required).
  • SongCat will provide you with a personal profile after the deadline. Your competition profile will include your song entry, your picture, a short bio, a Facebook ‘Like’ button, and a Twitter ‘Share’ button.
  • Invite your friends to visit your profile to like and share your entry. You can also share your entry on your social pages to encourage more of your friends and fans to view, like and share it.
  • The entry with the highest combined total of Facebook likes and Twitter shares wins the contest.
  • Results will be determined solely by the actions of the general public. One like/share = 1 vote.
  • Your participation in this contest confirms that you have read and agreed to both the rules and terms of the competition outlined below.


  • Only one entry is allowed per contestant.
  • Entries open: June 14th, 2016, 8 am ET
  • Deadline for entries: August 25th, 2016, 8 pm ET
  • Voting Period: September 1st, 2016, 8 am ET – September 30th, 2016, 8 pm ET
  • Announcement of Winners: October 15th, 2016
  • Profile administration fee: $15
  • Must be legal resident of the US, Canada, UK or Australia
  • Cash price in USD – winner will receive a US Dollar check
  • Winner will be notified by email (and phone if phone number provided) and announced on http://songcat.biz/contest
  • All participants agree to receive a public profile with their name, bio and song on a SongCat controlled URL
  • All prices including cash prices are provided and sponsored by SongCat Music Inc.
  • Winner and runner ups agree to have their name appear in media through press releases, etc. 
  • Contest organizer is Premium Sound Ltd. - a U.K. Limited Liability Company.


  • We are only accepting 300 entries – hurry, don't miss your spot!
  • All genres and styles of music are welcome but entry must be an original piece.
  • Songs must not exceed 5 minutes in length or they will be disregarded.
  • Only 1 song is allowed per person. Any additional entry will be disregarded, so choose your best work.
  • All required fields of entry form must be completed for song to be entered into contest.
  • You must have permission to submit a song as an entry if you are not the original or sole author/composer.
  • You must submit a complete, recorded song (words + music) to be entered into the contest.
  • Profile administration fee of $15 must be paid during submission.
  • Employees of SongCat and their immediate families, business associates or partners are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Void where prohibited by law