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Write a Song..change the world

the German Songwriting Awards ARE an annual song contest whose mission is
to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters from all over the world to have their
songs heard by the German Music industry and various German Media companies.

 

The Winning Song in Each category will be released on the connected Songlabels!

 

Deadline: october 25, 2017!

 

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE AWARD SHOW HERE: 

http://www.ticketmaster.de/artist/german-songwriting-awards-songscon-tickets/975454

 

 

 

                                                                 funded by Musicboard Berlin GmbH

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ENTER THE CONTEST

The entry fee (ticket) per Song is 25 EUR. If you enter the same song in another category it is 15 EUR each. 

 
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The winning 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 are open for songwriters from all over the world! We want to discover new 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 2018! NAMM, the „National Association of Music Merchants“ was founded in 1901 and is one of the largest music product trade shows in the world! The winner(s) of the 'open' category will be awarded with an additional price from SENNHEISER: top new equipment!!

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 films, TV shows, advertisement. You also get a platinum membership on Songmonk including song plugging, tutorials, A&R-feedback, Co-writing tools, songwriting camps and much more (1.200 EUR)!

 

 

 
 

 

categories

To keep the contest open for all kinds of music and talent we offer various categories! the main sections: 'Artist' and 'Special'

 

 

Artist: 

Here you will write for artists from different genres ( AC, EDM, music for children) or you yourself are the artist as 'singer-songwriter' or you are part of a band!

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. In this category the performance and vocals are judged along with the songwriting.
POP
— pop music at its best! Our act is Lunascope!

SONG BRIEFING LUNASCOPE:

For our Pop-Duo Lunascope we are looking for a fresh pop-sound, guitar-based and with a unique beat! Lyrics in english! 

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EDM
— for all styles and sub-genres of Electronic and Dance and Ambient music. The artist you write for is 'FUJU'!

SONG BRIEFING FUJU:

We are looking for catchy Dance-tracks with lyrics in English oder German! With his first release last year, a Remix of Glasperlenspiels Hit-Single 'Nie vergessen' feat. Joel Brandenstein, FUJU entered the German Single Charts!

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Adult Contemporary  -  AC
— artists that are often described as AC include Coldplay, Sting, Bryan Adams - it is a huge list and a very popular genre. 
In this category our artist is Finn Martin!

SONG BRIEFING FINN MARTIN:

For Finn we are looking for acoustic based, catchy melody and vocal hooklines. Different musical influences are welcome. Especially the singer/songwriter-style of the 60s and 70s with strong lyrics!

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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. The artist you write for is 'My best friend Nadja'!

SONG BRIEFING 'MY BEST FRIEND NADJA':

For Nadja we are looking for fresh pop songs with a happy and positive vibe, catchy melody and vocal hooklines for her third album (Spring 2018). Nadja's first Album 'Tanz durch den Tag' will be released in September, her second album 'Winterwunderland' in November. With her music, Nadja wants to bring a smile to the kids and their families! Help her with that by sending in your song!

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Special:

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

Ballad
— you know....the ones that make you cry!
Remix
— please contact us for the files
lyrics only
— this is a very popular category with specialist lyricists who don't have to be composers as well
Comedy / Fun
— Make us laugh!
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Prizes

 

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! 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 films, TV shows, advertisement. You also get a platinum membership on Songmonk including song plugging, tutorials, A&R-feedback, Co-writing tools, songwriting camps and much more (1.200 EUR)!

 

 

 

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Silke Super                                                             

Silke Super                                                             

 

 

 

judgeS
 

Tom Bohne, President Music Universal Music

Tom Bohne, President Music Universal Music

 

 

 

Christian Prommer Songwriter/DJ/Musician

Christian Prommer
Songwriter/DJ/Musician

Mousse T Songwriter/DJ/Producer

Mousse T
Songwriter/DJ/Producer

Errol Rennalls Songwriter/DJ/Producer

Errol Rennalls
Songwriter/DJ/Producer

 
 
Jochen Schuster Schuster Management and Publishing  

Jochen Schuster

Schuster Management and Publishing
 

 
Natascha Augustin Creative Director Warner/Chappell Germany

Natascha Augustin

Creative Director Warner/Chappell Germany

 
Martin Lanzerath, A&R Manager Vertigo/Capitol AND Polydor/Island

Martin Lanzerath, A&R Manager Vertigo/Capitol AND Polydor/Island

Benjamin Budde, Rolf Budde Musikverlage

Benjamin Budde, Rolf Budde Musikverlage

Alexandra Ziem A&R Universal

Alexandra Ziem
A&R Universal

 
 
Rudi Schedler Owner Schedler Musikverlage

Rudi Schedler
Owner Schedler Musikverlage

 
 
Stefan Harder Senior A&R Warner Music

Stefan Harder
Senior A&R Warner Music

Daniel Grunenberg Songwriter/Producer/Owner Electro Duo "Glasperlenspiel"

Daniel Grunenberg
Songwriter/Producer/Owner Electro Duo "Glasperlenspiel"

 
 
Maximilian Kolb A&R BMG Rights Management

Maximilian Kolb
A&R BMG Rights Management

Stefan Friedrich Head of Service & Solutions at Energy Radio

Stefan Friedrich
Head of Service & Solutions at Energy Radio

Michael Bisping Owner&Managing Director a.s.s.concert&porotim

Michael Bisping

Owner&Managing Director a.s.s.concert&porotim

 
 
Robin Shaw, A&R Four Music/Sony 

Robin Shaw, A&R Four Music/Sony 

Markus Kühn Managing Director Flux FM Radio

Markus Kühn
Managing Director Flux FM Radio

 
 
Timo Holstein, Timo Holstein, H&K mangagement

Timo Holstein, Timo Holstein, H&K mangagement

 
 
Joerg Hackelbörger, A&R Universal

Joerg Hackelbörger, A&R Universal

 
 
 
Michael Stockum

Michael Stockum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Paproth

Max Paproth

 
Johannes Cordes, A&R Warner 

Johannes Cordes, A&R Warner 

 
 
 




DATES 2017

Monday, May 15
contest opens for entries

Wednesday, October 25
submission deadline

Friday, November 3
Award Show, Networking Party

We are very happy to give you the winners of the first german songwriting awards! Congratulations to all of you:

 

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"

 

Success Stories from 2016 

 

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…we`re looking for songs. 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!