Listen to Past ASA Winners
No Bridge Unburned by Michael McGee and Jeff OxfordWinner: 2011 International
Try To Understand by Katie HardymanWinner: 2011 Rudy Brandsma Awards
The Hopping Mouse by The LamplightsWinner: 2011 Songs For Children
Three Little Words by Madeline PerroneWinner: 2011 Youth
Decent People by James HamptonWinner: 2011 Contemporary Pop & Dance
Beautiful by Carly Van and Steve LymburnWinner: 2011 Rock/Indie
Hot Kinda Love by Craig MorrisonWinner: 2011 Country
Good Month, Bad Month by ArabeskCoWinner: 2011 Instrumental
No Bridge Unburned by Michael McGeeCoWinner: 2011 Instrumental
Practise by The LamplightsCoWinner: 2011 Folk/Acoustic
She Kept On Swimming by Tony King And Kris RalphCoWinner: 2011 Folk/Acoustic
Across The Line by Brian ChapmanWinner: 2011 Open
Gold by Kylie KainWinner: 2011 Spiritual
Real People by Christopher PyeWinner: 2011 Australia
My Fire by Dani KarisWinner: 2011 Ballad
News and Events
Judging is now underway for the 2014 Australian Songwriting Contest!
But while awaiting the preliminary results, due in early October, check out the special things on offer in relation to the Awards Night:
The National Songwriting Awards 2014 will feature Kate Ceberano, performing live as the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient, and the inimitable Ross Ryan (I Am Pegasus) will be the Special Guest Arist! In addition, all the Top 10 songwriters from this year's Contest will be honoured on stage, and all the winners will perform. There are now Early Bird tickets available for this veritable feast of original music (with dinner and drinks included), at $110/hd, down from $130, or $90 for Members.
Described by Michael Smith, from The Music, as 'a glittering music industry event', this is a fantastic networking night for songwriters. A celebrity-studded team of Presenters, and a fascinating array of performers, along with a special Guest Interview, will be served up with a sumptuous 3 course meal and drinks all night. As an established fixture on the music industry calendar, epic moments and a huge amount of fun are guaranteed, so don't miss your share of the action on this night of nights!!!
Please book by emailing the ASA at email@example.com . Please include guest names, any special dietary requirements or seating preferences, plus your intended method of payment: credit card or cheque/money order.
TIME: 6.30pm for 7pm start
DATE: Wed 26 November 2014
WHERE: Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, 115 Liverpool Rd, Liverpool NSW 2131
DRESS CODE: Individual Best
Australian Songwriting Contest:
The Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious, offering more than $30,000 in prizes. It is run annually, and is now in its 34th year. Success in this contest assists songwriters along the difficult pathway to acquiring industry aclaim and public recognition.
(Photos of the recent Awards have been posted on the facebook pages...see links at the bottom of this page.)
The Australian Songwriters Association has a lot to offer people who create original music in Australia, from the grass roots amateur to experienced and published songwriters.
Our services extend from personal assistance,to professional feedback on new material, and live performance opportunities for all original performers across Australia, via our network of Wax Lyrical events.
The ASA's annual Australian Songwriting Contest is the largest competition in the country, providing great prizes and industry exposure to all finalists.