Music Competitions


We Are Listening, a music industry leader in artist development, music promotion, and online music marketing, was founded in 2004 to provide professional prospects for performing artists, songwriters, and lyricists. In 2005, We Are Listening established a series of international music competitions which have since become the most influential music competitions for independent talent.

Armed with a 38-member panel of competition judges, including multi-platinum selling songwriters and major label executives, We Are Listening has set an industry benchmark in artist discovery. Winners of We Are Listening’s music competitions have gone on to sign recording deals, publishing deals, license music for film and television, achieve cross-border press coverage, and enjoy consistent radio airplay, not to mention significant uplifts in music sales.

With a selection of five career-building international music competitions, each catering to a specialized division of the music business, We Are Listening has leveled the playing field for up and coming performing artists, songwriters, and lyricists.

Selection of music competitions include, “The Singer/Songwriter Awards”, We Are Listening’s flagship competition, “Lyric Writer Awards”, a lyrics-only competition, “World of Music Awards”, for world-music genre artists, “New Music Video Awards”, a music video competition, and “Breaking the Band”, the first all-encompassing music competition for performing artists.


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