Held at Arlyn Studios from March 10-13, SXSW Songs is a unique songwriting camp experience for established pop producers and writers from around the world. And now — for the first time — we’re inviting select songwriters through an application process.
As a songwriter, you know how important it is to have fresh eyes and ears on your material. Maybe you have some old tracks sitting on the back burner, sections of songs you just aren’t satisfied with when they come together, or ideas you’re simply itching to get out into the world. Collaborating at SXSW will help you achieve your musical goals, connecting you with highly talented and creative individuals within in the global music scene.
Additionally, some SXSW Music Festival performing artists are expected to drop by for sessions at the camp. Not only will you make valuable connections and friendships (and get a complimentary Platinum Badge), but you’ll also leave the camp with newfound inspiration and creative influences.
How SXSW Songs Works:
Participants are selected by an international advisory board drawn from management companies, music publishers, and performing rights societies. Invited participants will take part in three full days of songwriting sessions with a peer group of established international producers and songwriters.
Producers, writers, and artists receive daily team assignments from SXSW Songs advisors. Each team will complete one finished song per day. Then, at the end of the camp, all songs will be played at the Official SXSW Playback Party Event on March 13.
We’re looking for producers and songwriters with:
- 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
Whether you’re looking to break a rut or just have fun making music with new friends, SXSW Songs is the perfect place to find inspiration. Applying early will save you hard-earned cash, so don’t wait to jump on it! Check out more details in the SXSW Songs Application.
- Early: Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Late: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Photo by Chloe Bertrand