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Million Dollar Riff Competition

For songwriters worldwide

Free Pilot Competition

We are inviting songwriters worldwide to enter the Million Dollar Riff Pilot Competition for free.
You take the judge’s seat, where your vote determines the winner of the $1000 AUD prize up for grabs.
We have launched this free event in the lead up to our peer-funded competition, which will take place next year.
Enter now and see how the platform can benefit you and your music community!

Whether it’s to win the cash prize, expand your career, build your audience, get stats or test a song (globally), or simply expose a gem of song you’ve had hidden... this is your opportunity.

Anyone can vote (Listeners, Artists, Studios and the like). You simply need to be MDR Registered (as an Artist). You judge and total number of votes determine the winner.

Your votes are based on a song’s value, without identity interfering. It’s an equal opportunity – it’s not about age, gender, location, background, identity, status, whether you’re professional or emerging, it’s about the song.

When all votes are in and tallied, the final artists will be revealed. You’ll be able to hear and download your favourite tracks in full length and follow the artists who made them.


Entry opens 8am AEST Mon, 1 Aug / closes midnight AEST on Fri, 30 Sep
Public voting opens 8am AEST Sat, 1 Oct / closes midnight AEST Fri, 28 Oct
Top ten finalists announcement (for a final round of voting) no later than Fri, 11 Nov
Winner announcement no later than Fri, 18 Nov


Free entry for up to two songs per entrant.
A single prize of $1000 AUD will be awarded to the winner.
We welcome expressions of interest to offer any additional prizes to support the music community.


It’s easy to apply. You just need to:

  • Make sure you’re MDR Registered (as an Artist).
  • Upload a copy of your song to your profile, in MP3 format (12mb max) – you can enter as many tracks as you’d like
  • If you’re under the age of 18, you will need to provide a scanned letter of authority from your parent or guardian and email it to [email protected].
  • If shortlisted we may request additional material or information (to be used in print or online).


When you’re ready, hit Enter Now to get started.