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The MASC is open! Visit our contest pages for info and to enter.

Welcome song writers, song lovers, song singers and other casual misfits of the creative rodeo that is modern music. SAW hopes to be your best resource for tools, tips, ideas and relationships. If you seek opporTUNEities to share your gift, come and join us as we make the solitary suffering that is songwriting an enriching community-based experience (or at least try real hard). Roam our pages and social media outposts, ask questions, attend functions and otherwise make yourself heard and seen. If we help you find rhyme, that is our reason. SAW is a community of volunteers, so we need you to participate. Make yourself at home and get to work on your next song.    

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For Make Music Day, we asked for every musician within the region to post a video of themselves playing to a virtual video wall. This was our second project on a new website called StreamCatcher.org. The first was a Covideo contest held in April and May, when we awarded $2000 in prizes. See the winning videos HERE and all the videos entered HERE. We will keep the Make Music Wall up for a while, so be sure to visit the wall and watch videos. If you click on the artist name, you can visit their website (if provided). Watch for more projects on the StreamCatcher site soon! 


SAW's video contest is over but the videos remain: Streamcatcher
An attempt to create and encourage community from isolation. While we promised $1500 in prizes you awarded $2000 and untold rewards in building a stronger, better music community.

Visit our contest pages for info about the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.  The contest opens each year in early summer and the deadline to enter is around the end of September.

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and the latest news. 

Did you miss the MASC Awards Show? Watch it on YouTube.


The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) is a community of aspiring and professional songwriters dedicated to cultivating excellence in song craft.  Established as a non-profit organization in 1979, SAW continues to develop, promote, and encourage songwriters through education, networking, and performance opportunities throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.

People of all ages and musical backgrounds join SAW to become better songwriters, find collaborators, learn about the business and craft of songwriting, showcase and strengthen their performance and musical skills, and make lifelong friends. 

Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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