Musiker im Studio
1 – 4 April 2020 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

European Songwriting Awards

Première of the new competition


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! To all singer and sonwriter: Make the decision makers from the music industry hear your music! The jury will be made up of top personalities with internationally networked A&Rs deciding who wins the competition!

New in 2019: You can choose between two categories - ‘Singer-Songwriter’ (typical Singer-Songwriter style) and ‘Open’ (of course you/your band members have to be the songwriters & artists, but here we are open for all kinds of genres and styles)!

First prize

The winner will go straight to the studio to record the winning song and mix it perfectly with a professional producer. Then, via a specially founded singer-songwriter label, the ESA song will be released worldwide and pushed with professional radio and online promotional activities.


Submit your entry here

The entry deadline is 22 March 2019

The winner of the ESA will be chosen and announced live on Friday 5 April 2019 in Hall 3.1.

The five finalists will perform their songs for the jury and an international audience. The ESA finale will be accompanied by a variety of great offers for songwriters and producers.

In planning are, for example, a panel discussion and Q&A session with international A&Rs from labels and publishing companies, an A&R pitch at which songwriters can play recordings of their songs and obtain immediate feedback, a song writing masterclass at which successful professionals give tips and a demo stage on which songwriters can spontaneously perform for A&Rs.

For exhibitors

Are you interested in exhibiting at the next Musikmesse? From the end of May 2019 you can register here.

Planning & preparation

For visitors

From October 2019 you can buy your online ticket for the next Musikmesse here.

Planning & preparation

For journalists

Download the press texts and photos, forge contacts and obtain your accreditation online.

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