SXSW Songs 2019 - Photo by Nic Swift

SXSW Songs 2019 - Photo by Nic Swift

presented by: ASCAP

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.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for the 2020 participants announcement later in the season.

About SXSW Songs


Join forces with creators from around the world in a three-day collaborative experience to build and perfect the ultimate song.

SXSW Songs 2020 will take place at Arlyn Studios from Sunday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 17. The lineup of participating producers, songwriters and artists will be invited via an application process.

2020 Program Info


Invited participants will receive:

  • All day co-writing sessions with a peer group of established international producers and songwriters will be scheduled Sunday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 17
  • Participation in the Official Playback Party Event on Wednesday, March 18
  • 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 the 2020 SXSW Music Festival 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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