The Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious, offering more than $30,000 in prizes. It has been run annually for over 35 years, a claim that can be made by no other competition in Australia. Success in this contest assists songwriters along the difficult pathway to acquiring industry aclaim and public recognition.
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
A valued sponsor of the ASA’s Songwriter of the Year Award in the Australian Songwriting Contest is APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association). This organisation provides composers and publishers with the invalable service of collecting their copyright fees and ensuring the money gets passed on to them. This is why APRA membership is essential for all
The ASA’s National Awards Night which honours the Australian Songwriting Contest’s successful songwriters, is held in Sydney each year. This gala industry event not only unveils the ASA Songwriter of the Year, but also features the induction of the country’s finest songwriters into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame! Limited seating is available for this
The ASA in recent years went through a very exciting transformation, from a committee setup to a more professional structure of a Board and a formal executive. We still operate as a non-profit organisation, but now have part-time office staff to help raise the level of service available to all members. The Board, consisting of
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Welcome to the new Australian Songwriters Association Web Site. Please bookmark this URL and be sure to check back here on a regular basis to be kept up to date with everything that is happening. Regards, Alan Gilmour