Contest Songwriting


We Are Listening’s song contest songwriting critique service and lyrics-only competition have attracted unsigned songwriters from over 50 nations to our internationally recognized artist development program.

Our contest songwriting participants have been heard and reviewed by the music industry’s foremost decision makers, including executives at EMI, Sony/BMG, Warner, Nettwerk, The Agency Group, Comcast and Yahoo! Music.

Contest songwriting prizes and bespoke career-advancing opportunities include a weekend recording session with producer, Steve Williams, at Sphere Studios (London, England), a seven night songwriter’s retreat (Stockholm, Sweden), US television and film placement, radio promotion (US & Cananda), album mixing and mastering; and CD duplication/replication.

Past contest songwriting winners have placed their songs on MTV, Oxygen, and E!, headlined at some of the largest and most renowned venues and festival stages in the US, and received lucrative publishing offers within months of placing first in one of our contests.

Since 2005, We Are Listening has distinguished itself as the first online song contest songwriting resource with a string of commercial success stories and a loyal following of independent artists, industry leaders and music fans.

We invite you to learn more about our organization and submit your songs and lyrics for our contests and assessment services.


Jag Star
"Your contests are a wonderful
resource for artists and we can't
thank you guys enough!"
-Jag Star