Songwriting Contests


We Are Listening was founded in 2004 to provide professional prospects for performing artists, songwriters and lyricists, initiating exclusive music marketing campaigns in the form of songwriting contests, including: The Singer/Songwriter Awards, Lyric Writer Awards, New Music Video Awards, World of Music Awards, and Breaking the Band.

Our professional music industry network, marketing savvy, and attractive career-oriented prizes for our songwriting contests – studio recording sessions in various international locations, network television placements in the US, college radio promotion, tour support and venue booking, public relations management, and major festival appearances – draw independent artists from over fifty countries.

We have gathered the music industry’s most influential professionals, from multi-platinum selling songwriters to major label executives, to serve as judges for our songwriting contests. In many cases, our songwriting contests have produced note-worthy success stories where winners were awarded with lucrative recording and publishing contracts, and offered prominent radio promotion and professional music management. In addition, We Are Listening undertakes to non-exclusively represent all of our contest winners and provide services such as digital music distribution, music licensing procurement, and online music marketing support.

Setting a new music industry benchmark, We Are Listening’s songwriting contests are the first and foremost career-developing opportunities for performing artists, songwriters, and lyricists.


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