SG:SW2017 short for Singapore Song Writing Festival, is a nationwide Mandarin-Pop song writing festival, providing a platform for new and emerging songwriters to showcase and network with fellow songwriters and industry professionals.

    Taking reference from an iconic event, Xinyao Festival (新谣节) from the late 80s-1990, SG:SW2017 我写我的歌 is designed to meet the current youth mentality and social media age, yet not forgetting the key messaging and objectives of the original festival which has groomed several local talents and which has contributed to the rise of a music community that has become an important aspect in Singapore heritage and which paved way for the development of local talents overseas.


    Provide a prominent and iconic platform to discover outstanding original songs written by young Singaporeans.

    Provide networking opportunities for songwriters and professionals from the music industry.

    Promote local music and songwriters, thereby creating a sense of national identity.

    Provide opportunities for potential songwriters to improve their skills through masterclasses by industry experts.


    All-inclusive, aimed at all locals, students, working adults, foreign students and workers

    An event focused on Music Composition instead of a singing competition

    This is not a competition but a platform to present outstanding local music compositions

    10-12 songs songwriters will go thru Masterclasses (local and foreign renowned songwriters) to learn how to improve on their song, which is a rare chance for them to interact and learn from top professionals.

    Best Song Award, Lyrics (Merit) Award and Melody (Merit) Award will be recorded and released commercially for promotions.

    Best Song Award songwriters will also get to go to Taiwan and be exposed to the overseas industry and gain experience.

    We hope to uncover young and talented new songwriters, promote their works overseas, collaborate with foreign renowned music talents and pitch for their songs to be picked up by regional singers.

    Ages 15 and above

    Young People with a keen interest in song and music

    Aspiring songwriters and existing songwriters

    Foreigners with valid student pass or work pass