Berklee Songwriting Contest

Noteflight and Berklee are excited to collaborate on a songwriting contest! We invite anyone over the age of 13 to submit their best melody, lyrics, and chords for a chance to win a lesson with a Berklee faculty member, enrollment in any Berklee Online Songwriting Course, and have their song digitally published by Hal Leonard Corporation. Good luck!

Contest Rules:

Song Instrumentation and Length: The song may be up to 5 minutes long and must include melody, lyrics, and chords. The piano part is optional, and you may also include guitar and/or bass notation, tab, drums, or other instruments. Any profane or explicit lyrics will automatically disqualify the submission.

Copyright: Your song must be original and cannot use any copyrighted material.

Audio Recording: We highly recommend recording a demo using Noteflight Premium’s live audio recording feature! Not a Premium member? We will give you 2 free months of Noteflight Premium. (You will need to enter your credit card info, but you will not be charged for the first two months and can cancel anytime.)


Due Date: June 30, 2017, by 11:59PM Eastern Time. Winners will be announced by July 31, 2017.

Judging: Winner will be chosen by a committee consisting of Berklee faculty and the Noteflight team.

Prizes: The grand prize winner will have their song digitally published through Hal Leonard and also receive free enrollment in any Berklee Online Songwriting Course!

The top five songs will receive a 30-minute online private lesson with a Berklee songwriting faculty member.

Ownership: The composer retains all copyright and rights ownership to their work. However, by submitting for this competition you agree to allow Noteflight to promote your work as part of this contest.

Resources: Check out our Berklee Songwriting Online Masterclass! Also, take a look at Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric, Form, and Structure, and other great titles from Berklee Press.

Submission Form

All submissions must be a Noteflight score URL. Please set your score sharing privileges in the connect panel to “All site members” and “Anyone with a link can view”.

First Name:
Last Name
Contest Score URL:
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