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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), Ocean Butterflies Music

“SG:SW 2021 I Write The Songs” Songwriting Festival

“SG:SW 2021 I Write The Songs” Songwriting Festival

The popular ‘SG:SW I Write The Songs’ returns in 2021!

The Mandopop songwriting festival seeks to discover and develop the next generation of local music talents, by providing a platform to showcase their talents and giving access to mentorship from experienced and acclaimed songwriters and producers.

There are 4 parts to this Songwriting Festival — Open Call Submission, Online Live Showcases, Online Masterclasses, Online Finale Concert.

Renowned Taiwanese Producer-songwriter Rachel Ding and local singer-songwriter and producer Roy Li will be the mentors for Online Masterclasses. Rachel Ding has written over 400 songs and worked with the likes of Sandy Lam, Jacky Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Wang Leehom, Selina Jen, and Na Ying. Roy Li has collaborated with A-listers such as Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Eric Moo, Jason Zhang, Jeff Chang, and Elva Hsiao. Both mentors would be tapping on their broad expertise to critique the entries and provide tips to the participants in various masterclasses.

Ling Kai is the Online Ambassador of SG:SW 2021. She is a pop bilingual local singer-songwriter, who dropped her first single ‘Dumbfounded’ 《目瞪口呆》 in 2017 that topped the iTunes chart at No.1 on its day of release. Ling Kai would be heavily involved in all promotional activities of the festival. This includes hosting a weekly Facebook Live programme titled ‘SG:SW LIVE!’ for the month of June and July, as she chats with other local singer-songwriters on the show.

The entire festival would be held online, including the selection, masterclasses, showcases, and performances. The top 10 songs would be given the stage to perform in the Online Finale Concert, and a panel of judges will be selecting seven winners for the night. Six of the winning songs would also be professionally recorded and produced as an EP, with an accompanying music video.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or foreigners living in Singapore with a valid student, work visa, or long-term visiting pass, aged 15 years old and above, are eligible to participate in this festival.

All entries must be original songs written by individuals or as a group (with consent from all songwriters involved). Entrants may submit multiple songs, with a maximum of three sets of lyrics and three sets of melody composition associated with each songwriter, regardless if the songs were submitted by themselves or other entrants.

The Open Call for submissions will start on 7 June 2021 and ends on 18 July 2021, 11:59PM. Submission link:

Event Date & Time

Jun 07, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021



Livestream/Video Conference/Pre-Recording

Event Language

English and Mandarin

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