award-show with Live-final

at musexpo 2020

March 22th, Los Angeles

HERE ARE THE NOMINEES & winners of 2019:

❗️category OPEN❗️

Sophia Crüsemann - Tear down the walls

Susan Stemm - Something (winner)

❗️Category Music for Motion Picture❗️

White Night - Fade (winner)

Katie Wellenberg - Mountain

❗️Category Singer-Songwriter: finalists ❗️

Here are the finalists for our Live-battle at MUSEXPO on March 24th:

Aden Jaron (Winner)

Jenny Nam



The US Songwriting Awards (USSA) is a songwriting competition that focuses on the craft and the talent of music creators from all over the world! You’re a songwriter, producer, artist, band-member? Then this is your chance: Make the decision makers from the music industry hear your music! The judges are internationally networked A&R’s - they will be deciding who wins the competition! 

Prize: Worldwide release including promotion and marketing package + additional prizes from our brand partners. The two finalists of the Singer-Songwriter category will get an invite to perform live in front of music industry professionals at MUSEXPO 2020 where we all come together for our Award Ceremony on March 22th to award and honor the best songs of our competition! All USSA-participants will get an exclusive discount on MUSEXPO tickets as well (e-mail with code after submission).

Categories: You can choose between three categories - ‘Singer-Songwriter’ (you write and perform your own songs), ‘Open’ (you write and perform your own songs, but here we are open for all kinds of genres and styles) and Music for Motion-Pictures (Film, Advertisement etc.)


how to enter

Songwriters, producers, singer-songwriters, or bands - our competition might open the right doors and allow you to present your music to our committee of top music industry pros! You can enter the contest by buying a ‘USSA SONG SUBMISSION TICKET’ and uploading your song (upload-link in the confirmation e-mail)




— you perform your own song
— you are in a band or on your own? Hardrock, Pop, Classical Music, Experimental, Alternative or whatever? There are no limitations!
Music for Motion Picture
— Film, Advertisement...



Leo Chantzaras



Sat Bisla

Founder A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO, Worldwide Radio Summit, Passport Approved broadcasts

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Nadja Paul



Uli Kuppel

b612 / Songmonk


Robin Shaw

A&R Sony Music


Marian Alexander Wolf

Director International Writer Services at BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT


Preston Rodie

A&R Manager at Sire / Warner Bros. Records



submission deadline 2020: March 15th

Award Ceremony with live-finale 2020: March 22th, MUSEXPO L.A.



Please read the following rules carefully before entering the contest:

01. We are looking for great songwriters, not great producers. A simple home or live recording of a song has the same chance as a professional recording.

02. Entrants retain full song ownership rights and all copyrights to all songs submitted. Entering the contest does not in any way affect the writers' ownership of their songs.

03. Each song must be an original, unreleased musical composition of which the contestant owns the copyright and authority to submit the composition in the contest. Payment for each composition entered in the contest must be made at the time of submission.

04. Entries from all over the world are welcome. There are no limitations on age or nationality.

05. Contestants can enter more than one song into the competition. Also, the same song can be submitted in more than one category.

06. The entry fee for one song is 25 Dollars. The entry fee is non-refundable.

07. Songs may have multiple co-writers. All co-writers' names should be entered on the entry form. Co-writers names should be seperated by a slash and space (eg: first writer / second writer / third writer) to ensure that names appear correctly on the certificates.

08. The judges decisions are final and binding and entrants agree by entering the contest to accept it.



Worldwide release for the winner songs in the three categories including promotion and marketing package + additional prizes from our brand partners. The two finalists in the Singer-Songwriter category will get the chance to perform live in front of top personalities from the music industry at MUSEXPO!


 Award Show

The award show of the first USSA will take place at the opening night of MUSEXPO 2019, March 24th, where the top personalities of the international music industry come together to interact and do business with their global counterparts. With top A&Rs, music supervisors, publishers and PR-experts there, MUSEXPO is the ideal setting for both aspiring and established songwriters to take the chance, submit their songs to the US Songwriting Awards and get the possibility to win an award in front of music business insiders from all over the world! The two finalists of the Singer-Songwriter category will even get the chance to play a ‘Live-battle’ in front of our jury and the audience on March 24th!


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to write us!