The USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's largest international songwriting event, and the Garritan Orchestration Competition have joined forces to promote and sponsor each others competitions.

Garritan Orchestral Libraries is sponsoring the 10th Annual USA Songwriting Competition 10th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Winning songs of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition will receive airplay on a nationally syndicated radio program serving over 60 cities in North America and Canada. This is the first Songwriting Competition that gives airplay to the winning songs, giving deserving bands, songwriters the recognition and exposure they deserve.

Entrants in the USA Songwriting Contest stand to win a grand prize of over US$50,000 in cash, cool gear (such as Garritan Personal Orchestra) and exposure, making this the largest prize package for any annual songwriting competition. Other sponsors include: Sony, Roland, Steinberg, IK Multimedia, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Audio-Technica, Electronic Muscian, etc. Many USA Songwriting Competition winners in the past have received recording and publishing contracts, as well as having their songs placed on film and television. Judges include record labels such as Warner, Universal, BMG, EMI and SONY Music. Get entry form at:

"This is the first time two major competitions in the music world have joined forces to benefit the music community", says Gary Garritan, creator or Garritan Personal Orchestra. "The respective competitions lead to excellence in music and encourages creative talent."

USA Songwriting Competition is also a sponsor or the Garritan Personal Orchestra Orchestration Competition. The Grand Prize Winner will have their work performed live by a Full Symphony Orchestra and broadcast live worldwide on the internet! There are many runner-up prizes as well. Garritan Personal Orchestra is an excellent and affordable way for songwriters to add the sounds of an orchestra to their music.

For information on the The USA Songwriting Competition®, check out or call toll free, 1-877-USA-SONG. (Outside the U.S., call 954-776-1577). And for information on the GPO Orchestration Competition visit