Musiker im Studio
11. – 14. April 2018 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

European Songwriting Awards

Première of the new competition


Yamaha, Messe Frankfurt and the organisers of the German Songwriting Award have initiated a new award for the songwriter and producer community: the European Songwriting Award.

The jury will be made up of top personalities with internationally networked A&Rs deciding who wins the singer-songwriter competition.

First prize

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.

With Yamaha, the winner can also rely on a potent partner: the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer will accompany them on their way to becoming a Singer/Songwriter


Songs for the European Songwriting Award can be submitted from Thursday, 1 March 2018! Full details are on the internet at The deadline is 10 April 2018. The five best singer-songwriters will be invited to play live for the award at the finale on 13 April 2018. Seats for the A&R pitch will be allocated at

Live decision on 13 April 2018

The final round of the European Song Writers Award will be held at the Yamaha stand in the ‘Portalhaus’ building of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on Friday, 13 April 2018, and the presentation made at the fair.

The five finalists must perform their song for the jury. The ESA final will be supplemented by more great offers for songwriters and producers.

In planning are a panel discussion with A&Rs from labels and publishers followed by a question and answer session, an A&R pitch during which songwriters can play recordings of their songs and receive direct feedback, a songwriting masterclass in which successful professionals will pass on tips and tricks, and a demonstration stage that songwriters can use spontaneously to perform their songs live to the A&Rs.

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