Songwriting Competition


We Are Listening has gathered some of the music industry’s most prominent professionals to create the most distinguished panel of judges for the finest international songwriting competition: The Singer/Songwriter Awards!

Comprising of 26 judges, including A&R executives, publishers, renowned producers, and multi-platinum selling songwriters, The Singer/Songwriter Awards has raised the bar and set the standard as the most influential international songwriting competition for independent performing artists, bands, songwriters and lyricists.

Songwriting competition winners have gone on to sign publishing, licensing and recording deals, secure professional representation, co-write with published songwriters, and achieve significant uplifts in music sales and radio airplay. The prizes are tailored to the winners’ needs and circumstances, with a current choice of six artist development opportunities including a recording session with record producer, Steve Williams (Sting, Seal, Eric Clapton) at Sphere Studios in London, England, during a weekend stay in the plush myHotel Bloomsbury, all travel and local expenses included. In 2008, We Are Listening added a week-long songwriter’s retreat in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the songwriting competition prize package, courtesy of Phrased Differently Music Publishing. Past winners have elected to receive radio promotion, public relations representation, creative services such as record mixing and mastering, and CD duplication as their songwriting competition prizes, all under the We Are Listening artist development banner.

Attracting performing artists, bands, songwriters, and lyricists from over 50 nations, The Singer/Songwriter Awards is the first international songwriting competition with a 360-degree artist development solution for aspiring and established musicians.


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