MSA'S Annual Songwriting Competition 


Join us at South Main Sounds on April 7, 2018

to watch the Top 8 Finalists compete

for Memphis's Best Songwriter 2018 


MSA's 2nd Annual Songwriting Competition & Showdown Showcase is going down on April 7, 2018This is no regular Songwriting Competition:    

  •     Grand Prize includes: Free Recording Time and a $200 cash reward!  
  •     Anybody that enters will get discounted recording rates to record their song submissions at participating reputable Memphis studios.
  •     The Top 8 Finalists will have their songs featured on the MSA Website until the next competition!
  •     Songs will be judged solely on lyrics, melody, composition, and originality. 

There are two rounds of judging. Submit your hit song with an entry form and fee, and it will go straight to our first round of judging by Committee I which includes MSA Board Members as well as other Memphis music professionals. This round will determine the Top 8 Finalists who will all perform their song on stage during our Showdown Showcase on April 7th.

The Showdown Showcase is where the second round of judging will happen. The Committee II includes Cindy Cogbill (Director of Programming at Levitt Shell), Josh Cosby (Lead Singer for the Hit Memphis band Star & Micey), and Ben Yonas (Professor of Music Business at University of Memphis). The winner will be awarded that night with free studio time and the choice of participating recording studios.

Entry fee is $25. Enter as many songs as you want! Each additional entry requires additional entry forms as well as fee.

The deadline for entry forms ends on March 17, 2018, which the Top 8 Finalists will be announced by March 21, 2018