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honoring the music creator community

the German Songwriting Awards ARE an annual song contest with the mission to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters & Producers from all over the world to demonstrate their skills to the decision makers from the Music industry and various Media companies!

 

The Winner Song in Each category gets a release with promo-package plus we have great additional prizes from our partners for you!

The GSA Award show will be the highlight of this years Berlin Song Week, 5 - 11 December 2019! more info about the conventions & events for the music creator community on www.bsfestival.com

 

                                                    

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About 

GSA - the prize for the Music Creator Community!


The German Songwriting Awards encourage and support the art of songwriting & producing! They are connected to the music industry and to gatekeepers worldwide and are open for music creators from all over the world! We want to discover talented songwriters / producers and their songs. The GSA's are based in Berlin, the perfect place and starting point for your music to travel around the world. 

We are searching for great songs in different categories! 

A jury of successful songwriters, artists, A&R's and decision makers from the music industry decides on the winner song in each category. This year, we are happy to welcome for example Sat Bisla as one of our judges! Sat is the founder of A&R Worldwide and Musexpo Los Angeles, discovered Adele & Coldplay and many more in his famous radio show! Also, we are proud to welcome Billy Mann on board, a true legend & Hit-Songwriter with more than 110 Mio. album sales!

Each winner song gets a release including promotion & marketing package plus we have great additional prizes from our partners & friends for you - for example a trip to Los Angeles to perform at MUSEXPO, a participation in the legendary BLACK ROCK Songwriting Camp in Santorini/Greece and many more! You’ll find all the categories & prizes below!

The award ceremonies will take place during BERLIN SONG WEEK ( 5 December - 11 December 2019) with the GSA Award SHOW on 10 December 2019 at NHOW Hotel Berlin, Stralauer Allee 3.

 

 

 
 

 

ENTER THE CONTEST

Until 30 November 2019, you can submit your song(s) on www.we-create-music.com/shop . The entry fee (‘GSA Song Submission’) per Song is 25 EUR. For the second song and for each more song we offer a ‘GSA Song Submission + 1’ ticket for 17 EUR !! After buying a ticket, you'll get an E-Mail with further instruction and an upload-link for your song! You can submit one song in more than one category or more than one song in one category! After a pre-selection by the GSA-team, our judges pick their favorites & nominees and then honor the winners of the German Songwriting Awards 2019!

In case of problems with the upload or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team!

 
 

categories

To keep the contest open for all kinds of music and talent we offer various categories! Check out the great additional prizes from our partners & friends!

 

 

open
— you are in a band or on your own? Hardrock, Pop, Classical Music, Experimental, Instrumental, Alternative or whatever? There are no limitations - we are happy to hear your songs! And our friends rom I'M SOUND have a special gift for the winner: a 1.500 Euro-Collaboration-Deal!! And of course, the winner song will be released!!
Singer-Songwriter
— You write & perform your own songs? Then this is your category!! Together with our friends from GEWA MUSIC we want to provide you with the best possible setup for your career: besides a release with promo-package, the winner of this category will get the chance to perform live at MUSEXPO L.A. in Hollywood in March 2020! Check out the performance of GSA-winner Rene Miller at S.I.R. Studios, Sunset Blvd. and be the next GSA-winner in Hollywood:
POP
— Write a great pop tune, get a release with promo package and fly to Santorini!! Our friends from ISLA MED want to support the talented songwriters & producers out there and therefore they invite the winner in this category to participate in the legendary BLACK ROCK SONGWRITING CAMP in Santorini/Greece (Travel/Camp-fee included)!! Check out this amazing spot and take the chance:
Beats
— this is our category for the urban and HIP HOP community! You can send in both, songs and beats. And because this genre is so important, we've added a special convention to our BERLIN SONG WEEK - program: 'BEATS'! We'll bring all the important A&R'S, media partners, music tech brands, and of course artists & music creators together and right there during our semi-finale for this category, our experts will decide on who will be part of the finale during the GSA- Award Show.
EDM
— Electro Producer, this is for you! We are looking for great EDM-tracks and have one of the most successful A&R's of this genre as one of the main judges on board: Tom Keil, General Manager Ultra Music & Head of A&R Europe! Take the chance and play him your music!
Music for Motion Picture
— Music for Film / TV / Advertisement! As additional prize, a meeting-day in Berlin is waiting for you with a lot of great opportunities to connect yourself with music supervisors, publishers, pr agents etc.!!
Music for Children
— songs just for kids!! This includes lullabies, pre-school songs, sing-alongs and story songs for children.
German Schlager
— catchy instrumental accompaniment to vocal pieces of pop music with easy to understand, happy-go-lucky and often sentimental lyrics.
Ballads / Wedding Songs
— you know....the ones that make you cry! Great melody meets deep lyrics! And the winner of this category meets our partners from SONGMONK and their 500 Euro-membership-voucher!!
Lyrics only
— for the great lyricists out there! Our friends from SONGMONK are waiting with a 500 Euro-membership for the winner!
Chillout, Lounge & Ambient Music
— keep the relaxation coming !!

judgeS

 

Tom Bohne, President Music Universal Music

Tom Bohne, President Music Universal Music

Sat Bisla, Founder A&R Worldwide, Musexpo, Worldwide Radio Summit, Passport Approved broadcasts, legend

Sat Bisla, Founder A&R Worldwide, Musexpo, Worldwide Radio Summit, Passport Approved broadcasts, legend

Max Paproth, Senior Director A&R Central Europe Universal Music

Max Paproth, Senior Director A&R Central Europe Universal Music

Billy Mann, Hit-Songwriter

Billy Mann, Hit-Songwriter

Michael Stockum, Head of Four Music

Michael Stockum, Head of Four Music

Alexandra Ziem, Director Creative Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Alexandra Ziem, Director Creative Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Martin Lanzerath, Labelhead Vec, Director A&R

Martin Lanzerath, Labelhead Vec, Director A&R

Michelle Leonard, Hit-Songwriter / Music Publisher / Artist

Michelle Leonard, Hit-Songwriter / Music Publisher / Artist

Benjamin Budde, CEO Budde Musikverlage

Benjamin Budde, CEO Budde Musikverlage

Mona Rübsamen, Founder&CEO FluxFM / Flux Music

Mona Rübsamen, Founder&CEO FluxFM / Flux Music

Natascha Augustin, Creative Director Warner/Chappell Germany

Natascha Augustin, Creative Director Warner/Chappell Germany

Rudy Chung, Hollywood-Music Supervisor

Rudy Chung, Hollywood-Music Supervisor

Stefan Harder, Senior A&R Warner Music

Stefan Harder, Senior A&R Warner Music

Stefan Friedrich, Head of Service & Solutions at Energy Radio

Stefan Friedrich, Head of Service & Solutions at Energy Radio

Markus Kühn, Managing Director Flux FM Radio

Markus Kühn, Managing Director Flux FM Radio

Rudi Schedler Owner Schedler Musikverlage

Rudi Schedler
Owner Schedler Musikverlage

Maximilian Kolb, Director A&R Recorded Music BMG Rights Managemennt

Maximilian Kolb, Director A&R Recorded Music BMG Rights Managemennt

Robin Shaw, A&R Four Music

Robin Shaw, A&R Four Music

Daniel Grunenberg, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Glasperlenspiel

Daniel Grunenberg, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Glasperlenspiel

Michael Bisping, Owner & Managing Director a.s.s.concert&promotion

Michael Bisping, Owner & Managing Director a.s.s.concert&promotion

Marcel Messner, Head of Marketing GEWA Music

Marcel Messner, Head of Marketing GEWA Music

Jens-Markus Wegener, Senior Consultant Meisel Music

Jens-Markus Wegener, Senior Consultant Meisel Music

Jörg Hackelbörger, Senior Product Manager Universal Music

Jörg Hackelbörger, Senior Product Manager Universal Music

Timo Holstein, H&K mangagement

Timo Holstein, H&K mangagement

Johannes Cordes, A&R Warner

Johannes Cordes, A&R Warner

Mousse T., Artist/Songwriter/Producer

Mousse T., Artist/Songwriter/Producer

Volker Mietke, A&R Consultant Warner Music /Artist Management

Volker Mietke, A&R Consultant Warner Music /Artist Management

Tom Keil, GM Ultra Music

Tom Keil, GM Ultra Music

Jochen Schuster, Owner Schuster Management

Jochen Schuster, Owner Schuster Management

Christian Prommer, Songwriter/Producer/Musician

Christian Prommer, Songwriter/Producer/Musician

Nadja Paul, Founder German Songwriting Awards/GM Songmonk

Nadja Paul, Founder German Songwriting Awards/GM Songmonk

Matthias Noelte, Head of Booking RTL Radio Group

Matthias Noelte, Head of Booking RTL Radio Group

Florian Probst, Eins Live

Florian Probst, Eins Live

Errol Rennalls, Songwriter/DJ/Producer

Errol Rennalls, Songwriter/DJ/Producer

Uli Kuppel. Founder German Songwriting Awards/b612

Uli Kuppel. Founder German Songwriting Awards/b612

Simone Schiborr, Manager Editorial & Label Relations GSA Deezer

Simone Schiborr, Manager Editorial & Label Relations GSA Deezer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES 2019

Sunday, September 1
contest opens for entries

Saturday, November 30
submission deadline

Friday, December 6
Beats, semi final ‘beats’ category

Monday, December 9
Songs Con, semi final singer-songwriter category

Tuesday, December 10
Award Show GSA, Networking Party

winners of the german songwriting awards 2016

 

Alternative: Yannis  Constantinou, "Wherever it takes me"  

Pop: Jesse Ruben & Kyle Patrick, "Parallel Lines"

Music For Children: Bernhard Wittgruber & Katharina Löwel, "Drachenflieger"

Urban Classical: Jonathan Walter & Zippy Davids, "brave new day"

Singer/Songwriter: Lorelay, "Berlin"

Schlager: Björn Steiner & Joshua Gottmann, "Nur mit Dir"

EDM: Marie Drabant, "Butterfly"

Adult contemporary: Finn Martin & Björn Steiner, "Dancer's Soul"

Lyrics only: Jovanka von Wilsdorf

HIP HOP: Matthias Neumeyer, "Du gehst mir auf den Sack"

Remix: Manuel Weimann

SPECIAL: Philipp Leu & Maximilian König, "Young"

Urban: Katharina Löwel, Wim Teuner & basti becks‚"Love Right Now"

winners of the german songwriting awards 2017

Open: Hanni Schäfer

Pop: Mascha Raykmann

Music For Children: Jovanka von Wilsdorf

Singer/Songwriter: Florian Ben Unger

EDM: Lucas Steffens

Adult contemporary: Eliza

Lyrics only: Sabrina Buchinger

Comedy / Fun: Jonathan Reichling

Kreativer Remix: Onur Koc

Wedding Songs / Balladen: Florian Malewski/Marco Musca

Bester Songcamp Song: Finn Martin/Antonia/Ela Steinmetz

BUSINESS PREIS - Bester Song A&R Label: Robin Shaw, Four Music

winners of the German Songwriting Awards 2018

Open: Vasileios Tzikas   

Pop: Simon Raschen // Melanie Lokotsch & Alex Teschauer

Music For Children: Clou Simon

Singer/Songwriter: René Miller

EDM: Kris Kraus

HIP HOP: Sven Fiedler 

Adult contemporary: Finn Martin

Lyrics only: Rainer Thielmann

Comedy / Fun: Patrick Kronenberger

Schlager: Marc Smith

Wedding Songs / Balladen: René Miller

Bester Songcamp Song: Thomas Eifert/Aaron Fyfer/René Miller

BUSINESS PREIS - Bester Song A&R Label: Anni Barsoe, Son Music

 

Success Stories

 

Worldwide Record Deal for Aden Olson

German Songwriting Awards winner 2016 Björn Steiner and Aden Jaron just signed a worldwide Record Deal with Universal Music for their project AdenOlson. We are very happy for you guys !

 

Record Deal for 'My best friend Nadja'

Nadja Paul just signed a multi-album record deal with Universal Music for her project „Meine Grosse Freundin Nadja“ ! 
Her project is also part of the GSA`s children category 2017…Congratulations Nadja ! 

 

BMG- Release 'Calling for my mother' 

The Song 'Calling for my mother' from last years Berlin Song Week Songwritercamp just got a huge deal with BMG! Congratulations to all the Songwriters involved!

 

EDM-Winner Lucas Steffens with 2 Songs on the new Glasperlenspiel Record 'Licht&Schatten'

Our Winner of the EDM-Category Lucas Steffens is with his Winner-Song on the new record of multi-platinum selling German Electropop-Duo Glasperlenspiel! Copyright 100 percent :-)! Congratulations Lucas!

 

GSA-Songwriter Laura Kloos signed with Warner/Chappell

GSA-Songwriter and artist of the Band LUNASCOPE Laura Kloos just signed a huge publishing deal with Warner/Chappell! Happy for you, Congratulations Laura :-)!

Award ceremony

The GSA-Award Show with Networking Party will take place at the nhow Hotel, Stralauer Allee 3 on 10 December 2019. The 1,5 h-show starts at 8 pm and after that we'll celebrate all together. So it's your chance to meet the decision makers from the music industry, have a drink and network! GSA-participants get the Award Show-ticket for 17 EUR (usually 30 EUR)! Tickets on www.we-create-music.com

At the GSA- Award Show we’ll honor the winners of the categories: Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Open, Beats plus the Business Prize ‘Song A&R of the Year’ and ‘Best Song Songwritercamp’!

The Award Show is highlight of the 'BERLIN SONG WEEK 2019', Europe's premier meeting place for the music creator community of composers, producers, songwriters, A&R's, songpluggers and artists! A week to learn, connect, be creative and network.

Please check the program and the info about the events & conventions on www.bsfestival.com

At the Sync Music Conference we’'ll award the prize for Music for Motion Picture

At the Beats we’ll have the semi-finale of the category Beats

At the SongsCon we’ll have the semi-finale of the category Singer-Songwriter

At the SongsCon we’'ll award the prizes for Lyrics Only, Wedding Songs/Balladen, Music for Children, German Schlager