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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.    


What songs will you enter in the 
Mid Atlantic
 Song Contest?

Well, your best ones, of course.  But beyond that sage piece of advice, I can’t tell you what to enter but I can tell you why.  YOU will be heard by people that matter and who listen to your song, not how much money you dropped at the studio. We are doubling down on our commitment to judge the song and not the production because at SAW, it’s all about the song.

Grammy winning judges along with a bevy of respected writers, producers, musicians, bookers and recording luminaries, local and beyond mean your song will get a workout and exposure to your peers and music industry people.

The deadline is fast approaching.

Videos from Joel Pomerantz Memorial Gathering, July 30


What music production, in the studio and on stage, needs is "sound women." SAW presents two online workshops celebrating women in sound, that aim to give you good information about the unique advantages to a more feminine perspective. More She in the Monitor May 20 (Sound in Live Performance Workshop), at 7pm 


MASC winners Shawna Caspi & Becky Warren with Rick Udler in concert  

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

Songwriter Conversations: MASC Stories

While we really missed celebrating the MASC in person this year, the lockdown encouraged us to think outside the box and try a different format to celebrate. The result was a new video interview series called 
MASC Stories: Songwriter Conversations. Visit SAW Notes to watch the videos or watch on YouTube or Vimeo

Visit our contest pages for info about the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and to listen to the winning songs!

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

Have you Seen the

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. 

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


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