British producer Sky Adams at SXSW Songs 2018 — Photo by Chad Richardson

British producer Sky Adams at SXSW Songs 2018 — Photo by Chad Richardson

SXSW Songs

SXSW Songs Presented by ASCAP is a unique songwriting camp experience for established pop producers and writers from around the world. Co-writing at SXSW connects you with the energy and inspiration of a global creative community.



Early Deadline: October 25
Final Deadline: December 20



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About SXSW Songs

 

For the first time, SXSW Songs Presented by ASCAP will invite select songwriters through an application process.

Apply now for the opportunity to participate in the 2019 SXSW Songs camp, three days of pop songwriting sessions for producers and songwriters from around the world with previous co-writing credits.

2019 SXSW Songs Applications are open to producers, all-rounders, topliners, and artists with professional writing or co-writing credits in a pop genre.

2019 Application Fees and Deadlines:

  • Early Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($35 fee)
  • Final Deadline: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($55 fee)

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SXSW Songs Presented by ASCAP

ASCAP is a professional organization of 680,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.

SXSW Songs Presented by ASCAP

2019 Application Info

 

Producers and songwriters applying should demonstrate the following:

  • Commercial success within the past 2 years
  • Prior co-writing and/or song camp experience that shows you can perform well in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Genre compatibility

Invited participants will receive:

  • All day co-writing sessions with a peer group of established international producers and songwriters will be scheduled Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 12
  • Participation in the Official Playback Party Event on Wednesday, March 13
  • One (1) complimentary Platinum Badge per participant

How SXSW Songs works:

  • Participants are selected by an international advisory board drawn from management companies, music publishers, and performing rights societies.
  • Producers, writers and artists receive daily team assignments from SXSW Songs advisors.
  • Each team completes one finished song per day.
  • All songs are played at the Official SXSW Playback Party Event.

Additional information:

  • Artists applying for SXSW 2019 Music Festival showcases may also apply for SXSW Songs as a separate application.
  • Foreign, non-U.S. participants are responsible for securing their own visas for entry into the United States. See International FAQ for more details.
  • SXSW does not cover travel and accommodation expenses.
  • SXSW does not share in copyright. Song splits are as agreed to by participants at the camp.

Housing Information for SXSW Songs Participants

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2019 SXSW Songs Applications

2019 SXSW Songs Applications are now open. SXSW Songs is a unique songwriting camp experience for established pop producers and writers from around the world. Co-writing at SXSW connects you with the energy and inspiration of a global creative community.

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