Songwriting Contest


The Singer/Songwriter Awards from We Are Listening is the premier international songwriting contest for independent artists.  Providing break-through music industry opportunities, The Singer/Songwriter Awards songwriting contest has attracted aspiring and established songwriters from every imaginable musical background.

Songwriting contest prizes include a weekend recording session with producer, Steve Williams, at Sphere Studios in London, England; a seven night songwriter’s retreat in Stockholm, Sweden; US television and film sync placement; US radio promotion; album mixing and mastering; and CD replication. 

We Are Listening’s esteemed songwriting contest Judges represent every branch of the music business, including; producer, KK (Bjork, Dido, Nelly Furtado); Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Department Chair, Jack Perricone; Bahar Tozman, VP A&R, EMI Music Publishing, Germany; and songwriter/filmscorer, Charlie Mole (Chaka Khan, Angie Stone, Lenny Kravitz), to name but a few.  Songwriting contest partners include Phrased Differently Music Publishing, Tinderbox Music, Freeplay Music, Songlines Magazine, YouLicense.com, and The New York Songwriters Circle.

Since 2005, songwriting contest winners have gone on to sign licensing deals with MTV, secure artist management, co-write with published songwriters, and receive prominent radio rotation and uplifts in record sales.

We Are Listening has distinguished itself as the first online artist development company with a proven track record, commercial success stories, and the foremost international songwriting contest for songwriters, lyricists, solo performing artists, and bands.



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