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Write a Song..change the world

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 German Music industry and various German Media companies.

 

The Winner Song in Each category gets a release incl. production & promo-package

 

Application phase: 1 august - 3 december 2018!

 

 

 

 

                                                    

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ENTER THE CONTEST/ Tickets

The entry fee (ticket) per Song is 25 EUR. The Award Show ticket is 10 EUR for GSA-participants (standard price 25 EUR). If you don’t have a credit card, please write an E-Mail to ulikuppel@icloud.com / nadja@songmonk.com, we’ll send you the bank account details. Industry / VIP-Tickets on request.

On top: Our partners from AVID give out working tools for GSA-participants for free: Composing-Tool, Recording-Software and Video Editing Software! You'll get the link right after your Song-upload :-)!

 
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The winner Songs will be released on the connected Songlabels!
 

About 


 

The GSA's encourage and support the art of songwriting!
They`re connected to Germany's music industry and to gatekeepers worldwide and are open for songwriters/producers from all over the world! We want to discover talented songwriters and their songs. The GSA's are based in Berlin, a creative place and starting point for music to travel throughout the world. 

We are searching for great songs in different categories! 

A jury of successful songwriters, artists and A&R's as well as music industry pros decides on the winner song in each category.

Each winner song in the category 'ARTIST' gets a release including production and promotion campaign! And we have a great special price from GEWA MUSIC for the winner of the singer-songwriter category:  GEWA INVITES the winner to join them and their team from OVATION GUITARS at NAMM IN LOS ANGELES in January 2019! NAMM, the „National Association of Music Merchants“ was founded in 1901 and is one of the largest music product trade shows in the world!

Winner songs in the category 'SPECIAL' get an exclusive deal with our partners from SONGMONK! With their expertise, they bring your song to the right artist and the people that license music for films, TV shows, advertisement. You also get a platinum membership on Songmonk (1.200 EUR)!

 

 

 
 

 

categories

To keep the contest open for all kinds of music and talent we offer various categories!

 

 

Artist: 

Here you will write for artists from different genres ( AC, EDM, music for children, pop, schlager) that we will present to you within the next couple of days. in the categories 'singer-songwriter', 'open' and 'hip hop' you are the artist and the songwriter - so we need a great song And a great performer!

open
— you are in a band or on your own? Hardrock, Pop, Classical Music, Experimental, Alternative or whatever? There are no limitations - we are happy to hear your songs!
singer/songwriter 
— songs can be in any style or genre. The only rule is that the songwriter sings his/her own song.
POP
— pop music at its best!

POP: Songbriefing Carlotta Truman

For Carlotta we are looking for songs that make her unique voice (Amy Winehouse meets Joss Stone) shine and that are great for live performances! Sound should be Electro-Pop meets Rock/Punk-vibe with a touch of Soul. Reference: Icona Pop/ I love it! For Inspiration, listen to Carlottas great voice: https://youtu.be/BVCpOdZzNww

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HIP HOP
— !!!
EDM
— for all styles and sub-genres of Electronic, Dance and Ambient music.

EDM : Songbriefing Leon Niederberger / Universal Music

Leon is signed with Universal Music. With his first single ‘What I’m missing’ together with producer Bjorn Olson he made it directly to the ITunes-Top 25! We are looking for the next single and songs with a fresh pop-sound, creative drops and toplines. Check Leon’s Single ‘What I’m missing’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aFth9MQfOJA

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music for children
— songs just for kids!! This includes lullabies, pre-school songs, sing-a-longs 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.

Special:

Here we are looking for songs with a certain 'theme'!

Ballads / Wedding Songs
— you know....the ones that make you cry!
lyrics only
— for the great lyricists out there!
Comedy / Fun
— Make us laugh!
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Prizes

 

A jury of successful songwriters, artists, A&R's and music industry insiders picks the winner song in each category. Each winner song in the category 'ARTIST' gets a release including production and promotion campaign! Winner songs in the category 'SPECIAL' get an exclusive deal with our partners from SONGMONK! With their expertise, songmonk brings your song to the right artist and to the people that license music for films, TV shows, advertisement! Plus we have great extra prices from our partners & Sponsors: for example gewa music invites the winner of the singer-songwriter category to namm 2019 in los angeles; sennheiser gives equipment to the winner of the edm category (1000 EUR); I'm Sound gives a 1.500 EUR-Deal to the winner of the open category, yamaha pays for a pro-video-production for the Pop-winner song!

the award ceremony will take place:

at songscon,10 december ‘18: Ballads / Comedy / Lyrics Only / german Schlager / Hip Hop / music for Children

At the GSA-Award Show,11 December ‘18: Pop / open / singer-songwriter / edm / best song songwritercamp /

best song A&R

 

 

 

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

 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

 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

 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

 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 2018

Wednesday, August 1
contest opens for entries

Monday, December 3
submission deadline

Thursday, December 6
announcement of the nominees

Monday, December 10
Songs Con

Tuesday, December 11
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

 

Success Stories from 2016 / 2017

 

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 show /Networking PArty

The GSA-Award Show with Networking Party will take place at the nhow Hotel, Stralauer Allee 3 on 11 December 2018. 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 10 EUR (usually 25 EUR, check 'enter the contest')!

The Award Show is highlight of the 'BERLIN SONG WEEK 2018', 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 of our Convention SongsCon on 10 December 2018 at the nhow Hotel! Info: www.bsfestival.com

Please also check the info on our Songwritercamp on  8 / 9 December 2018 at SAE Institute Berlin with two days of songwriting, briefings from Labels/Publishers, accompanied and supported by A&R's! Info on FB/Berlin Songweek Songwritercamp!