Music Competition


We Are Listening has gathered the music industry’s most sought-after professionals, from multi-platinum selling songwriters to label executives, to form the most prominent panel of judges for We Are Listening’s flagship music competition: The Singer/Songwriter Awards.

Music competition panelists include Don Grierson, former Senior Vice President of A&R, Epic Records; Natalia Nastaskin, Head of Business Affairs for The Agency Group; Kevin Kerrigan, music producer (Dido, Bjork, Santana); Charlie Mole, professional songwriter (Chaka Khan, Lenny Kravitz, Angie Stone); and 22 other illustrious music industry names.

Drawing songwriters and performing artists from over 50 nations, The Singer/Songwriter Awards from We Are Listening has played a major part in the careers of numerous up and coming artists and produced several remarkable commercial success stories to this day. Since 2005, music competition winners have gone on to sign recording and publishing deals, license their music for television and film, achieve consistent radio rotation, and enjoy significant press coverage, not to mention uplifts in record sales and gig bookings.

2009 has brought a new addition to the music competition prize package. Along with the weekend stay in a plush London hotel and two day recording session at the renowned Sphere Studios, plus radio promotion, digital distribution, public relations, CD manufacturing, and sync licensing prize offering, We Are Listening now caters to music competition winners with a week-long songwriter’s retreat in Stockholm Sweden, courtesy of Phrased Differently Music Publishing.

Providing the only career-oriented international music competition, The Singer/Songwriter Awards is the music industry benchmark in independent artist development and music marketing.


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