Song Fight! is a free online songwriting competition.
We provide a title, you write a new song
for the title and email us an MP3 by the deadline. We post the songs, listeners vote for a winner.
There is no prize. See the FAQ
for full details.
Take It Outside
Due: Tuesday, 06/02/20 9:59am PDToptional challenge: Use at least three instruments
yourbandname_tio.mp3 sent to
email@example.com (full instructions)
In my expert opinion, as an expert on comparing two numbers, The Gross Tones
beat Vom by one vote. Better luck next time Vom!
I'm Not Impressed
Mean to Me
winner: Sell Crazy Smalltown Mike
COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Please stay safe and stay healthy and follow all your local/regional/national government guidelines and mandates. We'll be trying to offer shorter, more frequent fights for folks who want to spend more time making music. Also check the boards as the community has already started organizing side fights. For now we're going to hope Song Fight Live 2020 will still happen but we'll keep monitoring the situation and announce if there are any developments. Song love!
Song Fight! Live 2020 Berkeley Aug 28-29!
We've secured a great venue in Berkeley CA for Song Fight! Live #20 on August 28th and 29th! We'll be returning to The Starry Plough, site of Song Fight! Live 2017. Start making your plans to come rock out with us and celebrate 20 years of Song Fight!
Submission Email Auto Reply Disabled For Now
We have temporarily disabled the automatic confirmation email. You should receive a manual confirmation of receipt of your submission for now.
Nur Ein XV
The annual 8-week elimination tournament Nur Ein is underway! A record 41 participants threw their hats into the ring for Round Zero. 25 earned spots in the competition and are moving on to Round One. This year's judging panel consists of all four members of last year's two finalists, Vom Vorton and Owl of winners Vowl Sounds, and Glenn Case and Mo of runners-up Agony Sauce, as well as Ben from The New Ugly podcast. Follow along on the boards
Original Flava Coverfight COVID-19 Special Edition
Mike Lamb managed to squeak in one more side fight before the start of Nur Ein. It's an "Original Flava" Coverfight in which fighters cover each others' songs. More details on the boards!
New Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost Album!
Long time fighter Niveous's current band Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost
have a brand new album out called "New Ways to Make Mistakes". Check it out on their bandcamp page here!
New Rachael Layne Album
Long time fighter Rachael Layne's debut album is out now on bandcamp
and includes many great songs from Song Fight and more. Go get it!
Gift of Music
For some quarantine fun Mike Lamb organized another round of Gift of Music
in which Song Fighters cover songs selected by other Song Fighters. Check it out!
Rest In Peace, John Prine
COVID-19 took another songwriter today.
Rest In Peace, Adam Schlesinger
Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the New Jersey power-pop group Fountains of Wayne and Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter for film, television, and theater, died Wednesday from complications related to COVID-19
. He was 52.
Rest In Peace, Brother Machine
In some very sad news, Seth Gibbs, aka Brother Machine, super talented Song Fighter of "old times" 2003-2004 passed away recently. He was a great songwriter and musician who participated online as well as in real life at several live events including Song Fight! Live 2004 in Austin, TX. You can watch his set from that show on Glenn Case's YouTube channel
and see Seth invite folks up to accompany him spontaneously to great effect. We'll be covering some of his songs in a tribute, check the boards
for more details.
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