Songwriters Contest

starts September 15!

Productive - Unorthodocks

Benefiting Survivors of Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

In the State of Arizona



Songwriters submit songs (music & Lyrics) online to our nonprofit contest. Please Click Here To Register:

(If you are a band or duet, just register one name and add all credits when submitting you song.)

All genres of music welcome. attention paid to songs with a socially conscious message, but that can be very broad when it comes to music. Upon Registration and Payment, you will receive An Email from us. Please respond with a Link to your song/Songs (Sound Cloud, You tube, etc) and the lyrics in an attachment.


Each week we will pick winners to play on two different radio shows: the number 1 spot both locally and nationally to stay current on the unsigned, unsung artists making major moves on the scene And on Radio Phoenix's The Venus Vault™, a weekly, one-hour talk radio program covering current events, pop culture, relationships, and independent music.  Simulcast on KWSS 93.9FM in Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ and KFXY 99.1FM in Mesa/Apache Junction, AZ.

We will be taking tax-deductible submissions online starting Sept 15:


Entry Begins~ Oct 15 $10/song, $5 each add. A

Entry Deadline ~ April 15 

10 contestants will be chosen to perform in our concert at the AZ Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, Date to be determined soon!

We are proud to announce our exceptional judges:

Anthony Krizan Anthony Krizan first rose to fame in 1994 as lead guitarist for the commercially successful Spin Doctors. He co-wrote the band’s third album, including the theme song for Michael J. Fox’s hit TV show “Spin City.” Five of Krizan’s songs made the Spin Doctors’ greatest hits collection including "Miss America" for Howard Sterns book release under the same title.  Anthony followed up on his initial success with two major songs, first the Lenny Kravitz classic “Stand By My Woman,” which was also selected for Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits and second, the title track for John Waite’s "When You Were Mine", which is on Waite’s greatest hits album, as well. In fact, Krizan’s rock roots run deep having performed as a guitarist with Noel Redding (bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) for 10 years. Noel Redding and Anthony became great friends, as well as, musical partners.The years to follow included a long list of song writing credits on numerous artists albums, movie sound tracks and television show themes. Currently Anthony co-wrote  “Dust and Bone” for Gretchen Wilson’s "Right On Time", which was also recorded by Blues Rock legend Pat Travers & also picked for the second track on Universal Country Artist Tim Hicks album, which opened at #1 on the Sound Scan Country album charts. Dust & Bone will be the title track for Anthony’s upcoming album.

This will be Anthony’s debut solo album and the musicians that accompany him are world class.  Including Chad Cromwell on drums (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and a long list of others), Kevin Grant on bass (Lee Brice, Garth Brooks and many more), Jim Hoke on horns (Zac Brown, Bozz Scaggs, Sheryl Crow and many others), John Ginty on B3 Organ (Robert Randolph, Dixie Chicks and Jewel), Rob Clores on Keys (Black Crowes), John Korba on Keys (Hall & Oates, Roseanne Cash and others), Tom Marshall on vocals and co-writer (Phish lyricist), Kim Ince on back up vocals (Rihanna), CC Coletti on back up vocals (Meatloaf) and the list goes on.


Hans Olsen ~ Hans is the  Vice President of the AMEHOF and has accomplished more than we can possibly list here. Just to name a few, he has toured, performed, been an opening act for, and/or recorded with the following musicians:

Michelle Shocked,Tom Waits,Brownie McGhee,Al Kooper,Boz Scaggs,Dave Mason,Allman Brothers Band,Arlo Guthrie,Bonnie Raitt,John Hammond,Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,Elvin Bishop,Joe Cocker,Paul Butterfield,Canned Heat,John Fogerty,Johnny Winter,Edgar Winter,Stevie Ray Vaughan,John Lee Hooker,B.B. King,Muddy Waters

Ray Herndon ~ Kenny Chesney, Aaron Tippin, Lee Greenwood, Linda Davis, Sonya Isaacs, McBride & the Ride have all cut Herndon material. Ray released his debut solo album, Livin' the Dream, in 2004, featuring guest spots from Lyle Lovett, Clint Black, and Jessi Colter. Ray regularly tours with his good friend, Lyle Lovett. when not playing with his own band The Herndon Brothers at his ledgendary bar/restaurant/music venue, featured prominently in our first film..

Chuck E. Baby ~ His CD of original tunes, “NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS”, is featured on several seasons of the MTV show: "The Real World". Chuck has opened the show or shared the big stage with many headliners over the years: Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Dave Mason, Wall of Voodoo, Delbert Mc Clinton, Flock of Seagulls, Chuck Berry, The Fixx, Jerry Riopelle, The Gin Blossoms, and many, many others

Llory McDonald ~  The Llory McDonald Band has opened for Paul Butterfield, Deep Purple, Iggy Pop, Jerry Riopelle and others and in Jerry Riopelle’s band as a sideman. She was signed to Arista Records recording a single which appeared on the “1988 Summer Olympics” album, along with various other artist including Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston. She  also sang background vocals on Lita Ford’s  release “Lita”.

David Grossman ~ David has played at NYC's The Duplex, 88s, Don't Tell Mama, The Village Gate, The Bitter End and more edgy venues like CBGB's Gallery and The Knitting Factory. David has appeared on TV (most notably, an episode of "Kate and Allie") and sang on an album cut of the legendary band, New Order. He's shared bills with jazz greats such as Jim Hall and Joe Puma, recorded with legendary rock guitarist Page Hamilton of Helmet and is wrote the score for our film thriller "Cathedral Canyon,". 

Rod DiGiovanni ~ Rod was a regular at the famous "The Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville and has opened for Clarence Clemens, Beaver Brown and Steve Forbert. Rod played here in Tempe at the "Kerr Arts & Cultural Center" among other popular venues and of course in our award winning feature film "Cathedral Canyon".