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Congratulations to MEG PFEIFFER & LUCA STRICAGNOLI / ESA WINNERS 2018!

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The European Songwriting Award (ESA) is a songwriting competition that focuses on the craft and the talent of Singer-Songwriters from all over the world!

Yamaha, Musikmesse Frankfurt and Terminal 5 are teaming up to create this new chance for all the Singer-Songwriters out there!

Make the decision makers (A&R's) from the music industry in our jury hear your music and enter our contest! 

On 13 April 2018 at Musikmesse Frankfurt, we'll all come together to award and honor the best song of our competition!

Prize: after the fair, the winner will go straight into the studio to 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 promo!

 

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The entry fee (ticket) per song ist 25 Euro! Of course you can participate with more than one song!

Dates

 

entry deadline ESA 2018
10 April 2018

Award Show with ‚live‘ final ESA 2018
13 April 2018

entry deadline ESA 2019

April 2019

 

 
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Label

For the ESA-competition we founded a Singer-Songwriter label, specialized in developing and releasing great Singer-Songwriter music!

About

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.

 

 

RULES

Please read the following rules carefully before entering the contest:

01. We are looking for great songwriters, not great producers. A simple home or live recording of a song has the same chance as a professional recording.

02. Entrants retain full song ownership rights and all copyrights to all songs submitted. Entering the contest does not in any way affect the writers' ownership of their songs.

03. Each song must be an original, unreleased musical composition of which the contestant owns the copyright and authority to submit the composition in the contest. Payment for each composition entered in the contest must be made at the time of submission.

04. International entries from all over the world are welcome. There are no limitations on age or nationality.

05. Contestants can of course enter more than one song into competition. The entry fee is non-refundable.

06. The entry fee for one song is 25 EURO.

07. Songs may have multiple co-writers. All co-writers' names should be entered on the entry form. Co-writers names should be seperated by a slash and space (eg: first writer / second writer / third writer) to ensure that names appear correctly on the certificates.

08. The judges decisions are final and binding and entrants agree by entering the contest to accept it.

 

JURY

 
 LEO CHANTZARAS, SENIOR A&R UNIVERSAL MUSIC POLYDOR/ISLAND

LEO CHANTZARAS, SENIOR A&R UNIVERSAL MUSIC POLYDOR/ISLAND

 JEAN-SEBASTIEN PERMAL, DIRECTOR @ WOLKEN GROUP & A&R CONSULTANT @ FOUR MUSIC/SONY MUSIC GERMANY

JEAN-SEBASTIEN PERMAL, DIRECTOR @ WOLKEN GROUP & A&R CONSULTANT @ FOUR MUSIC/SONY MUSIC GERMANY

 ROBIN SHAW, A&R MANAGER FOUR MUSIC/SONY MUSIC

ROBIN SHAW, A&R MANAGER FOUR MUSIC/SONY MUSIC

 DARIO ROIDER, A&R BMG

DARIO ROIDER, A&R BMG

 PATRICK LIEGL, A&R GUESSTIMATE

PATRICK LIEGL, A&R GUESSTIMATE