Let the Challenge Begin!

Welcome to SongwriterChallenge.org!

I created this site as a home base for the #SongwriterChallenge, which exists to highlight the talent of singer-songwriters everywhere by creating a platform for original music to be heard.

Here’s How it Works

Singer-songwriters record videos of themselves performing an original song. They post it to Facebook with the hashtag #SongwriterChallenge. They tag songwriter friends and challenge them to do the same. The world is then filled with original music. Tada!

A lot of singer-songwriters already do this, which is great! But some musicians need a little something to push them to put their creativity out there. Songwriter, consider this your gentle shove. The world needs to hear what you’ve written!

My name is Amy Burritt and I play the guitar. I happen to be a singer-songwriter, but I also happen to like original music created by others.

I believe artists should be compensated for their creative work, and I would encourage every musician who participates in the challenge to head over to Paypal and set up a digital tip jar. It’s really easy to do, and whether that money is used for new guitar strings, piano tuning, dog food, human food or any other good cause, I would love to see local artists around the world being rewarded for putting their musical talents on display. It’s not always easy to do that, so if you’re a music lover, be sure to tip your favorite musicians — even if it’s just a dollar!

Ready to participate?!

Are you a musician?

Stop being a perfectionist, grab your phone and start recording. It doesn’t have to be amazing. It doesn’t even have to be your best song. Just record it and post it, add the #SongwriterChallenge hashtag, and tag a few singer-songwriter friends so they can play too. If you want to take it to the next level, set up a digital tip jar, or ask people to donate to a cause you care about. It’s gonna be great! Go to the Songwriter page to learn more!

Are you a lover of music?

Search the #SongwriterChallenge hashtag on Facebook and see what you find! If you find something you love, leave a tip or make a donation, visit the songwriter’s website if they have one, maybe even download an MP3 if they have them for sale! Go to the Music Lover page to learn more!

Do you know a songwriter?

Tag them in the comments of one of the #SongwriterChallenge videos and ask them to post a video of their own! Sometimes songwriters need a little coaxing to come out of their writer shells and share their work with the world — you might be just the person to encourage them!

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