“Write a Song that Will Change the World”
and Bring Peace to this Place We Call Home
Country • Christian Country • Christian Hip Hop
and to Enter Your Song
Your song can make a difference.
Your song can change the world.
For as long as we can remember, music has been the soundtrack of society. Songs, of all kinds, have come to represent important cultural, political and social events. Talented songwriters like you, have reflected on the world and our place in it and changed the course of history. For years, some of the most talented artists and many newcomers have shared their visions of a better world through their music.
Joan Baez singing Pete Seeger’s “We Shall Overcome” was a popular anthem during the civil rights movement. Sam Cooke was turned away from a hotel in Louisiana because he was black. He was inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Cooke wrote “A Change is Gonna Come.”
Many causes, many movements and many dreams have been supported by songwriters sharing their music and lyrics.
“Alright,” by Kendrick Lamar, “Fortunate Son,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Ohio,” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” by U2, and “We Are the World,” by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie are all great examples of songs that made a difference.
We believe that music has the power to transform the world as it has so many times throughout the years. Never before have we been faced with so many challenges. Never before has the opportunity to impact the entire world been available to everyone.
What if you could write a song that will change the world? Would you hope and dream and fantasize about it or would you dive in and start writing up a storm?
The “Songs with Purpose” Songwriting Contest is a new, international songwriting contest. Our focus is on songs that change the world. You don’t need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition and lyrics (when applicable).
Your songs may be entered in any of the following categories: Country, Christian Country and Christian Hip Hop. Instrumental compositions are also encouraged.
First Prize for Each Genre – Country, Christian Country & Christian Hip Hop – Will Win a One-Year Publishing Contract with MC1/NASHVILLE Sony/Orchard Distribution
Second Prize for Each Genre – Country, Christian Country & Christian Hip Hop – will receive a free Consulting Session with Blessed On Purpose, an Interview with Blessed On Purpose and free advertising on HisHop Radio.
All Winners will be announced after March 20, 2020.
Songs with Purpose
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:59 pm Pacific
Each entry requires the following elements:
- One song five (5) minutes or less submitted in mp3 format (maximum file size 15MB)
- Lyrics of complete song in PDF format (maximum file size 1MB) (for instrumental submissions pleaase provide a brief description instead)
- Entry must be one of these three genres:
CHRISTIAN HIP HOP
- Payment of $50.00 per song entry required
- Acknowledgement that you’ve carefully read the Rules & Regulations for participating in the competition
Please have your song file, lyrics PDF and credit card information ready as they are required during the registration process.
Rules & Regulations Songs with Purpose
Songwriting Competition 2020
Each song submitted must be contestant’s original work. Songs may not exceed five (5) minutes in length. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but please designate one name only on the submission. Contestant may submit as many songs in as many categories as he/she wishes, but each entry requires a separate MP3 file, entry form, lyrics, and entry fee. All submissions must be made online using this website, https://songswithpurpose.com
(Entry fee is non-refundable. Songs with Purpose and its sponsors, staff and judges are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, stolen, or misappropriated entries. Songs with Purpose and its sponsors, staff and judges are not responsible for faulty file uploads accompanying online entries.)
Songs with Purpose International Songwriting Competition Entry Deadline is March 20, 2020 @ 11:59 pm Pacific
Competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters. Employees of Songs with Purpose, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible. Sponsors, staff and judges are not eligible.
Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges comprised of noted songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics (when applicable). The quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song; division of prizes is responsibility of winners. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Songs with Purpose reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
Winners will be notified by email and must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/recording rights/publicity release within 14 days of notification date. The affidavit will state that winner’s song is original work and he/she holds all rights to song. Failure to sign and return such affidavit within 14 days or provision of false/inaccurate information therein will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian. Affidavits subject to verification by Songs with Purpose and its agents. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s names, likenesses, and voices for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
MP3 files and lyrics will not be returned.
Winner Announcements will occur after March 20, 2020.
Announcements will be sent to the email address provided by each entrant and will also be posted on songswithpurpose.com. No other notification will be given. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org