Why should I sign up?

SAS Song Competitions are the perfect place to meet other songwriters, create meaningful music, learn from professionals, become educated about important topics. and be acknowledged for your skills. Plus, you can win cool prizes. What’s not to love?

Do I have to partner with someone?

While you are not required to partner with someone, we at SAS strongly recommend to opt for a partnership. Songwriters in the music business have to write music with new people all the time, so this is a great skill to develop early on.

Can I choose my own partner?

In our sign up form, we have an option where you can write the name of your preferred partner. If you and your partner write each others’ names, you will be matched with one another.

If I have little to no musical/songwriting experience can I still sign up?

Of course! Anyone has the capacity to write songs, no matter their musical capabilities. In fact, SAS is a great place to develop these skills because we offer classes taught by experienced songwriters and musicians.

Do I need to sing the song or can I just write the lyrics?

We recommend to sing the lyrics, however this is not required. As long as you submit lyrics and a melody, your song will be judged.

When will I get results about the competition?

You will get an email 1-2 weeks after the end of the competition regarding your results. Your certificate and prize will be mailed to you around that time.

How do judges score my song?

The judges score your song based on a list of criteria that you can read on our judges page. Each judge rates a song out of a total of 45 points based on said criteria. The songs with the highest scores win first, second, and third place.

Does a song have to be a specific genre?

No! All types of music are welcome and encouraged.

Does a song have to be a specific length?

The song must be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 5 minutes. If for whatever reason your song does not fit the requirements, you must contact an SAS team member before you submit your song or else it may not be judged.

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