Online songwriting contests have gradually emerged as a great opportunity with lot of prospects for the budding songwriters. Apart from providing the songwriters a solid recognition and cash awards, such contests have other prospective deals too. Participants can look forward to sign distribution contracts and submit albums free of cost, once they get short-listed in the top 10 entries group. These contests are generally conducted thrice a year and results are declared within 4 months.
Along with the first 3 winners, all the top 10 songs are made available on the organizer’s website and thus all have equal chance of being heard by everyone. Even professionals from the music industry constantly keep searching for the new talents and regularly visit the organizer’s website to listen new songs. This way you can easily make your songs to be heard by the music companies, record labels and millions of other people. Thus an online competition is much valuable and provides a good chance to aspiring songwriters.
To win a songwriting contest you need to be regular in practice of songwriting. Lyrics should be chosen very carefully and should constantly be improvised as it is the words only which appeal the listener and attracts him/her. The song should be melodious and phrases should be properly sequenced and poetic. You should always seek the opinion of your family and friends and try to improve on the criticized areas. And most important of all is that your song must be original to win the hearts of the judges and to avoid legal action according to copyright policies.
Participating in a songwriting contest is very easy. You just have to get your song recorded and upload it on the website of the organizer and complete some participation formalities. It is only the quality and originality of your song which can make you win and not the quality of the recording. So if you cannot get your song recorded professionally, there is nothing to worry. Now it is the time for you to prepare well and enter a songwriting contest.