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The deadline to enter MASC has been extended to October 15, 11:59 EST!
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.    

Watch livestreams from the Sept 13 TPFF Fundraiser at Strathmore:
Jill Koshiol, Rowan Corbett and Rob Hinkal
Jenn and Dave Hawley
Sol Roots
Tom Prasado-Rao

And from our March Strathmore SAW Showcase:
Jules Bland
Emily Mitchell
Conor and the Wild Hunt

We call them "Freedom Songs", a category acknowledging the long overdue attention to more reform, better justice and civil harmony. And the need to hear the many voices of this time. There are also "Covid19" and a "Video" category, new this year, in the Mid-Atlantic Song ContestSAW is calling upon the baby-boom of songs that the isolation has inspired to shape this year's contest. Enter now and keep writing.

Visit our contest pages for info about the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and to enter.   

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

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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! 


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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