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The Pros and Cons of Songwriting Contests 

By Cliff Goldmacher

As a songwriter starting out, the allure of the songwriting contest is clear. It’s an opportunity for the industry recognition we all desire. And while on some levels this may be true, I think it’s valuable to take a long, clear-eyed look at the advantages and disadvantages of submitting your songs to be judged. 

Pros 

Some of the undeniable benefits of entering songwriting contests might not be the ones you think. Sometimes, as they say, it’s the journey. 

1. THE MOTIVATION TO

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