The ESA is all about the Singer-Songwriters out there!
For us songwriting is the heart of the music industry! Artists, companies and audience alike are profiting from his capabilities. Neither sales nor musical enjoyment without his/her ideas! That’s why we are focusing our competition on the style and the craft of Singer-Songwriters. You’re passionate about writing and performing your own songs? Then the European Songwriting Award is the perfect opportunity for you! A Singer-Songwriter label especially founded for the ESA guarantees the credibility and expertise to make a singer-songwriter career successful!
After our deadline on 10 April 2018, we'll invite the best 5 Singer-Songwriters to perform during our final on 13 April 2018 in a 'Live battle' in front of our jury and the audience. The jury will be made up of international A&R's from labels and publishers deciding who wins the competition!
And the prize is in a class of its own: after the fair, the winner will go straight into the studio to work on and record the song with a professional producer. Then, via a specially founded singer-songwriter label, the ESA song will be distributed worldwide and pushed with professional radio and online promotional activities.
Our competiton is all about discovering great songs and performers from all over the world! That's why Musikmesse Frankfurt is an ideal place for the ESA as one of the worlds premier meeting points of the MI sector! On Board is Yamaha as a strong and highly connected partner for musicians around the world! With Yamaha, the winner can also rely on a potent partner: the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer will accompany them on their way, help them, connect them and promote them whenever possible.
Behind ESA: A strong partnership!
- the entertainment company Terminal 5 is experienced and successful in working with songwriters and artists around the world for more than 10 years! It’s the home of multi-platinum selling artists like Glasperlenspiel. Terminal 5 is also responsible for the Berlin Song Week with the Songs Con, a convention specialized in the craft of songwriters and producers, and the German Songwriting Awards, a competition for songwriters and producers with various categories and the support of all the big players in the music industry (Universal, Warner, Sony, BMG etc.).
- Musikmesse Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers! Musikmesse brings together companies with retailers, professionals from the musical-instrument sector and musicians from all over the world. It’s the perfect place for building new business contacts and strengthen existing ones. Songwriters and artists can build up their network and meet an international audience.
- Yamaha as the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer is a strong partner for artists and songwriters around the world, always interested in supporting new talents and bringing together artists and songwriters with the best instrument.