The San Diego Songwriters Guild’s (SDSG) goal is to stimulate both the craft and business of writing songs. SDSG was chartered in 1989 and is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that offers:

Networking meet publishers, guild members, and other people in the music industry. Share information on what works and what doesn’t. Trade skills with other musicians.
Pitch sessions publishers, artists, or Artists and Repertoire (A&R) reps listen to your songs for possible inclusion in their projects. Cost is $10/tape, maximum of 2 tapes per session.
Education Songwriting improvement with pitch sessions and in-house critique sessions provide invaluable feedback on improving your songwriting.
Industry speakers industry personnel provide information and answer questions.
Live showcases for those that perform, shows at coffeehouses and other events help hone your performing skills.
Contest yearly songwriting contest with thousands of dollars in prizes.
Collaborators advertise in our newsletter for a collaborator. Talk to other members and find those you wish to work with.
Tax-deduction We’re non-profit, so you can deduct any fees paid to the guild at tax time. Save those receipts!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:

San Diego Songwriters Guild

Revenues are used to conduct seminars, rent meeting facilities, cover travel expenses for industry guests, maintain the web site, and publish and distribute the SDSG newsletter. The information gathered in this application (including names, addresses, e-mail, etc.) will not be sold to anyone and you will not be spammed.

17 comments for “Membership

  1. Michael Stone
    December 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I’m interested in becoming a member. Please keep in informed on our next event.
    Thank you.

  2. Tom Stuetzer
    October 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I have been a local musician for many years. Played in a number of local Country Rock, blues etc bands. I have been writing for 35 years and haven’t done anything with the tunes but am being urged to do so by those that have heard the songs. I have 4 or 5 in demo status and one I co-wrote with Gary Puckett.

    I would like to join.

  3. Tom Stuetzer
    November 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    See note from October 31st.

    Once again, what do I do to join?


  4. Vince Sherrod
    December 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    If I join this late in the year will my fee be applied toward 2015. When and where is your next scheduled meeting and are the meeting well attended.

  5. January 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Membership are annual. Each member’s anniversary date is the date they signed up. To keep up to date on events join our email list or follow us on Facebook. Link are in the sidebar

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