Song Writing Contest


We Are Listening has assembled the finest music industry professionals to serve as song writing contest judges for The Singer/Songwriter Awards, We Are Listening’s flagship international song writing contest.  Since 2005, winners have gone on to sign licensing and publishing deals, secure representation, work with published songwriters and producers, and experience significant uplifts in record sales and radio airplay.

Song writing contest prizes include a weekend stay in a plush London hotel and a two-day recording session at the acclaimed Sphere Studios in the UK; seven nights at the Phrased Differently Music Publishing Songwriter’s Retreat in Stockholm, Sweden; network television and film placement in the US; radio promotion and press coverage; record mixing and mastering; and CD duplication with Discmakers.

The Singer/Songwriter Awards’ song writing contest panel, comprising of 26 esteemed judges, include Bahar Tozman, VP A&R at EMI Music Publishing, Germany; Charlie Mole, songwriter credited by Chaka Khan, Angie Stone, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few; KK, producer credited by Bjork, Dido, and Nelly Furtado, among other A-list artists; Scott Gunter, Creative Director at Universal Music Publishing Nashville; and Jack Perricone, Song Writing Department Chair at Berklee College of Music.

Drawing aspiring and established song writers from over fifty countries, The Singer/Songwriter Awards is the first and foremost international song writing contest and artist development opportunity for independent artists.



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