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Nashville • December 7-8

Priority Applications close November 1

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Songathon is the only in-person songwriting competition that brings together talented songwriters for weekends of collaboration, mentorship, and competition.

The best song written at Songathon wins the Grand Prize.

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Push Your Creative Limits

At Songathon, you’ll have 24 hours to write a brand new song to a prompt with collaborators you’ve likely never met before.

Are you up for the challenge?

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Meet The Right People

Every songwriter who attends Songathon is hand-selected. You’ll meet collaborators you’ll want to write with for years to come.

Mentors at Songathon are the best in the industry, and they are all excited to meet you and help you take your writing and career to the next level.

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Win Prizes That Matter To Your Career

Past prizes at Songathon have included:

  • A meeting with the SVP of A&R at Sony/ATV

  • Gift-cards to music stores like Sam Ash and Sweetwater

  • Free software from companies like Splice and FL Studio

  • Free recording studio and rehearsal studio time

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Attendance at Songathon is through application only.
If you are selected to attend, a participation fee of $195 is required to secure your spot at the event.

Applications close at 11:59pm CST on November 8.

For Priority Application consideration, apply by November 1.

There is no fee to apply.

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  1. YOU'LL BE ASSIGNED TO A GROUP WITH 2 OTHER TALENTED SONGWRITERS - We curate each co-writing group based on experience and writing style, and you’ll have a room at the venue to write in all weekend.

  2. YOU'LL BE GIVEN A WRITING PROMPT - Every co-writing group at Songathon will be writing a song based on the same prompt. Be creative with it, and make sure your song stands out!

  3. 24-HOURS LATER, YOU'LL PRESENT YOUR SONG TO A LIVE AUDIENCE - A preliminary judging panel will determine which of the groups will be invited to perform their song at the Songathon Finale, where a live audience will vote on their favorite.

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Songathon will take place at Industrious, an exclusive co-working space at Cummins Station.


Your Own Room To Write
Each group of songwriters will have access to a writing room throughout the entirety of Songathon.


Centrally Located
Located near The Gulch, Songathon is easily accessible via car or ride-share.


Inspiring Gathering Spaces
Gather to attend workshops led by music industry mentors and to create meaningful connections with your fellow songwriters.


Coffee and Snacks For Days
Enjoy coffee to keep your creative juices flowing as well as some good food when you need a break from writing.



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Attend The Finale

Join us to vote on your favorite song written at Songathon.

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Saturday, December 7

9:30 AM - Check In + Breakfast

10:00 AM - Kickoff

10:30 AM - Groups + Prompt Announced

3:00 PM - Workshop TBA

6:00 PM - Workshop TBA

9:00 PM - End of Day 1

Sunday, December 8

9:30 AM - Breakfast

10:00 AM - Kickoff Day 2

10:30 AM - Workshop TBA

3:00 PM - Songs Submissions Due +
Preliminary Judging Round

6:30 PM - Songathon Finale + Award Ceremony


*Check back for schedule changes as event date approaches.

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 Have questions?

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