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!
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!
Sunday, September 1
contest opens for entries
Saturday, November 30
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
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 :-)!
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