Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.
Entrants to go into the running for a career-changing $50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.
The competition welcomes entries of all genres from songwriters at any stage in their career. Runners-up prizes on offer: second place $10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association), $5,000 third place and the $5,000 ‘unpublished’ prize.
Judges include acclaimed songwriter Lior, previous Vanda & Young first-place winner Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures, triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe, producer Franc Tetaz and reps from Spotify, Amazon Music, Universal Music and Sony/ATV.
Past winners and top finishers include Amy Shark, Gretta Ray, Mallrat, David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths), Kimbra, and Gotye.
All entry fees go to supporting the transformative work of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
Entries for the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition have been extended til Thursday 2 May!
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