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Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

Enter one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a member of APRA AMCOS or another Performing Right Organisation (PRO) to enter?

Songwriters who have no current PRO affiliation may apply. However we do suggest that if your original songs are being broadcast on TV/Radio, streamed or downloaded for sale online or performed live in a public venue, you should join a PRO to ensure that you collect your songwriting royalties.

How many songs can I enter?

Enter as many songs as you wish! All songs, irrespective of who submitted them, will be listened to and judged individually.

What if my song is co-written, can I still apply?

You need to have contributed to the songwriting of the entered song to apply. If you win, you would be deemed the sole winner and any eventuating prizes would be divided amongst your co-writers at your discretion. Please ensure your co-writers have agreed and authorised the submission of your song into this competition.

Will APRA AMCOS or Noro Music Therapy Australia own my song if I enter?

No, you'll retain all rights to your song. APRA AMCOS and Noro Music Therapy Australia may use your song for promotional purposes only, including on our website and social media.

Will my song be judged on recording quality?

All judges have been briefed to judge a song on its songwriting merits and not how it was recorded. However, you should ensure the song is recorded in good quality so that the melody and lyrics can be heard clearly.

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