About “SG:SW2021 I Write The Songs”

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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.

Having successfully transitioned to an online edition in 2020, the new format of SG:SW I Write The Songs festival has not only paved the way for international producers such as Rachel Ding from Taiwan to be a part of this festival, but also draws attention and awareness to local music through the increased accessibility afforded by digital platforms.

We hope to invite aspiring songwriters to be part of this exciting journey – SG:SW 2021! Come and take part in this Festival and you may be the next hitmaker in the region!

Steering Committee

Advisor
Ms Sim Ann (Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of National Development)
Chairperson
Dr. Edmund Lam (COMPASS CEO & Director)
Vice-Chairperson
Dr. Liang Wern Fook (COMPASS Director)
Organisers
Composers and Authors Society of Singapore
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Ocean Butterflies Music