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“SG:SW I Write The Songs” is a Nationwide Mandarin-Pop Song Writing Festival, providing a platform to uncover local music talents and cultivate the next generation of original music talents.

Since 2017, Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and Ocean Butterflies Music (OB Music) embarked on a journey to uncover local music talents and cultivate the next generation of original music talents. In 2018, the organising committee welcomed Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) as one of the organisers for annual SG:SW I Write The Songs.

“SG:SW I Write The Songs” is not about competition, but to build a supportive community of homegrown talents and provide a prominent and iconic platform to discover outstanding original songs written by our locals. As seen from the previous two instalments of SG:SW, winning songs get to be professionally produced and released, with music videos specially recorded for these winning entries.

The fourth instalment of SGSW makes a strong return with online edition. ‘SG:SW 2020 I Write The Songs’ brings the entire experience online, where the selection, masterclasses and performances will be fully digitalised. Live-streaming of pre-recorded performances on Facebook and interaction through video conferencing platforms would be replacing the live performances at usual performance venues. The festival continues to aim to provide a platform for new and emerging songwriters to showcase their original work and opportunities to network with fellow songwriters and industry professionals. It also fosters camaraderie among the songwriters, encouraging the spirit of songwriting in the next generation.

With the new presentation of SG:SW 2020, we hope to invite aspiring songwriters to be part of this exciting journey! Come and take part in this Festival and you may be the next hitmaker in the region!

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Open Call Submission
27 July 2020 ~ 30 August 2020

Online Live Showcases
17 ~ 18 October 2020

Online Masterclasses
24 ~ 25 October 2020

Online Finale Concert
27 November 2020

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