Song Competition


We Are Listening has gathered distinguished music industry professionals to serve as song competition judges for The Singer/Songwriter Awards, We Are Listening’s flagship international song competition.  Since 2005, winners of The Singer/Songwriter Awards have gone on to secure publishing, licensing and recording deals, sign on to professional management, co-write with published songwriters, and enjoy significant uplifts in music sales and radio rotation.

Song competition prizes include a weekend stay in the plush myHotel Bloomsbury in London and a two-day recording session at the renowned Sphere Studios in the UK; a week-long songwriter’s retreat in Stockholm, Sweden, courtesy of Phrased Differently Music Publishing; film and network television music placement in the US; press coverage and college radio promotion; record mixing and mastering; and CD duplication.

Comprising of 26 judges, We Are Listening’s esteemed song competition panel includes Kevin Kerrigan (a.k.a. “KK”), producer credited by Santana, Dido, Bjork, Nelly Furtado, and Natalie Imbruglia, among other international stars; Charlie Mole, songwriter credited by Lenny Kravitz, Chaka Khan, Kylie Minogue, and Angie Stone, to name but a few; Scott Gunter, Creative Director at Universal Music Publishing in Nashville, Bahar Tozman, VP of A&R at EMI Music Publishing in Germany; and Jack Perricone, Songwriting Department Chair at Berklee College of Music.

Drawing independent artists of every caliber, genre and musical background, The Singer/Songwriter Awards song competition is the break-through artist development opportunity for performing artists, bands, songwriters, and lyricists.



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