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.
One Thousand Cuts
Due: Wednesday, 12/01/21 9:59am PSToptional challenge: Use first, second, _and_ third person perspective
yourbandname_otc.mp3 sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org (full instructions)
Do You Have A Plan?
winner: Brisbane Social Scene
winner: The John Benjamin Band
It Belongs To Me
winner: Jolly Roger
winner: Emergency Pizza Party
winner: Banjo V
Indie Rock Bottom
winner: Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff
New Phlub album
Phlub (aka Phlebia, etc.) has released an experimental EP made entirely with FM synths and samples. "It's neato!" says Phlub. Check out "Other Planets Have Culture"
The Pannacotta Army release self titled album
The Pannacotta Army have an album imaginatively titled "The Pannacotta Army". 13 songs to like, hate or ignore, many of which started life as Song Fight! entries. It's out on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and all other reputable services that pay a pittance. Cheers (editor: And Pandora!)
New Sockpuppet album
The fourth Song Fight!-focused Sockpuppet album, entitled Songs of Substance, is on track for an October release, with a bunch of fight and sidefight entries reworked and maybe even improved. Preorder it on Bandcamp
. Or don’t.
Rest in peace, Blue Lang
Blue Lang, a pillar of the Song Fight community in the '00s, passed away recently. Share your memories here
, pay tribute here
, and check out the songs for the inaugural "sonofgearfight"
. We'll miss you, Blue!
Pigfarmer Jr releases new album "Uncharted Waters"
Pigfarmer Jr new album "Uncharted Waters" is available now on BandCamp
, featuring Song Fight entries that have been polished up and made ready for prime time. Check it!
Balance Lost release new album "Inaction"
Balance Lost's new album "Inaction" is available now on BandCamp
. It features songs from Song Fight, Nur Ein, and more. Check it out!
Nur Ein XVI is over and Crown Shy won!
The sixteenth iteration of Nur Ein has finished! Head to Nur Ein
site. Congrats to Crown Shy!
Glenn Case releases another new album!
Glenn Case's latest release is "On A Roll"
! No, it's not an album of Rick Astley covers, but, it is
an album of songs titled using lyrics from "Never Gonna Give You Up". Check it!
Berkeley Social Scene releases a new album!
Check out the release of a new album from prolific Song Fight! stalwarts Berkeley Social Scene, called "Secret Places Hidden Spaces"
, out now on BandCamp and streaming services! Includes Song Fight winners "Skeleton Key", "Two Hits", "You'll Know When It When You See It", and more!
Jon Eric releases new album "Stages"
Check out the latest release from long time fighter Jon Eric, "Stages"
, featuring Song Fight entries, songs from his winning run of Nur Ein XV this year, and more!
Final Seth Gibbs (aka "Brother Machine") Album
The final works of the incredible Seth Gibbs, old school Song Fighter under the name "Brother Machine" among many others, has been released
and you can find "We Are All Connected" on BandCamp. Rest in peace, Seth, you are sorely missed.
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. Song love!
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