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May 3rd Event with Bandzoogle

Presented by the San Diego Songwriters Guild in association with Bandzoogle.

When: Sunday, May 3 6:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm)


Mainstream Bar and Grill
13385 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064

Cost: $5

To purchase advanced admission click on the Buy Now button to reserve your spot at this event

Listening Session with Mark Spiro

Mark Spiro is an iconic American Songwriter. He is an established award winning Producer, Recording Artist, and accomplished Musician, with a career that spans over two decades. Among his many accomplishments are 45 Gold and Platinum Records, and six solo albums. His songs and his productions have been represented on records that have sold over 100 Million units worldwide.

Guest: Mark Spiro


Date: Monday, April 6th, 2015

Location: Wine Steals, Cardiff by the Sea

Submit Your Songs

SDSG Listening Session Sunday February 8th, 2015

Guest: Josquin des Pres of Trackstar Entertainment


Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015 Sunday Evening

Location: Mainstream Bar and Grill in Poway

Submit Your Songs

When you turn on MTV, VH1, CW Network, CNN, NBC, TLC, TMZ, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, History, Oprah Winfrey Network, Ellen deGeneres, Tyra Banks, Lopez Tonight, Extra, and numerous others, chances are you will hear some of Track Star Entertainment’s music. Led by prolific composer / songwriter / publisher Josquin des Pres, this creative writing team has consistently maintained the respect of their peers throughout
the music industry. Trackstar credits also include CBS, Viacom, ABC, BET, TBS, Bravo, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Beach Body, Discovery Channel, EMI, Sony, Time Warner, Warner Chappell, Warner Bros., Universal Music, and many more.

SDSG Winter Jam – Open Mic

Come out Monday December 15th for the SDSG Winter Jam Open Mic.  Come out for a chance to perform your songs or come and listen to some of San DIego’s songwriters. Sign-up starts at 6:30 pm and the live performances…

23rd Annual Song Contest Results

San Diego Songwriter’s Guild 23nd Annual Song Contest was held Monday, November 3, 2014 at the La Jolla Brewing Company. The contest is a popular tradition for San Diego writers, and offers a unique opportunity to hear a tremendous cross…

23rd Annual Song Contest – November 3rd, 2014

For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page.

SDSG’s 23nd Annual Song Contest will be held Monday, November 3, 2013. For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page. The contest is a popular tradition for San Diego writers, and offers a unique opportunity to hear a tremendous cross section of local work. Prize winners are to be selected by a panel of industry professionals in this exciting event on November 3, during which song entries recorded on CD are played for both judges and audience to hear. Songs will be heard, winners will be announced, and prizes awarded on this jam packed night, an exciting prospect indeed. If you are a songwriter, or a producer or artist looking for some new material, please join us on November 3rd!

Larry Beaird – Arranging the Hit – September 21st, 2014 – Deadline Extended

Larry Beaird, owner and operator of the Beaird Music Group Studios in Nashville is taking his songwriter workshop, Arranging the Hit, on the road! He’s headed to San Diego, CA to talk with songwriters about how to make their songs more commercial. The date for the workshop is September 21st, 2014 from 6-9pm. This will be a co-op event with SDSG and the NSAI San Diego chapter.

SDSG Event: Speed Dating For Writers, Performers and Engineers

This is a MEMBERS only event. Admission is Free to current SDSG members. Please note you must RSVP, as openings are limited.

Note: If you would like to participate in this event and your membership has expired you will need to renew your membership. To join or renew your annual membership dues please go to the If you need to know your membership status please contact us.

Jim Attebery of Durango Songwriters Expo Listening Session

SDSG begins our 32nd year with a chance to meet with and have your songs heard and critiqued by Jim Attebery, the co-founder and President of The Durango Songwriter’s Expo, a premier national singer-songwriter event since it was founded in 1996. The meeting will be held at one of San Diego’s finest recording facilities, Studio West, thanks to the studio’s support for SDSG.

Submit Your Songs
Online Submission Extended to Sunday January 12th, 2014 at 3:00PM

22nd Annual Song Contest Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 22th annual song contest. All the songs entered were amazing. San Diego definitely has a lot of talent. Here is a review of the song contest..Thanks and appreciation to the judges for their time and willingness to be a part of this event. They did an excellent job. Thank You for the contest sponsors for their generosity and support. great appreciation for the volunteers who gave their time and effort to make this event happen. Get your songs ready for next years song contest.