Lyric Writer Awards Round 3 - 2009

Posted by:  We Are Listening


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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Lyric Writer Awards. Four writers will be selected by their expert panel of judges for an exclusive co-writing and recording project with the industry’s most prominent songwriters, producers, engineers, and session musicians./n/nWe Are Listening have teamed up with to provide an incredible, end-to-end solution for lyricists through a career launching lyric writing contest – The Lyric Writer Awards!

Each year, four writers will be selected by our expert panel of judges for an exclusive co-writing and recording project with some of the industry’s most prominent songwriters, producers, mix engineers, and session musicians.

We Are Listening will hire a professional staff writer to set music to the winners' lyrics and will provide their full music production service featuring some of LA's finest session players, producers and audio engineers. We Are Listening will then pitch the completed master to its network of music publishers and supervisors.

This is your opportunity to turn your words into recorded music and work with the industry's leading songwriters, session players, producers, and engineers.


1. A professional songwriter will write the melody and chord changes for the winning lyric and deliver a scratch demo and/or lead sheet to

2. will book a producer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, guitarist, bass player, drummer, vocalist and keyboard player to produce the song.

3. We Are Listening will pitch the mastered demo to its network of music publishers and music supervisors. We can’t guarantee a deal but we’ll give it a darn good try!

About brings the studio recording experience, production value, and LA’s finest session musicians and audio professionals to your home at a price you can afford. From quick songwriter demos to radio-ready masters, the entire tracking, mixing, and mastering schedule is managed by you, online and in real-time, from the comfort of your desktop. The team comprises of session players who have performed with Seal, Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Jesse McCartney, among others, and Grammy nominated mixing engineers credited by Wyclef Jean, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Beyonce, and more.


  • Andrea Stolpe, Songwriter, Universal Music Publishing (Faith Hill, Daniel Lee Martin, Josh Gracin)

  • Chris Farren, President, Combustion Music (1 Grammy, 2 Grammy Nominations, 11 ASCAP Awards)

  • Chris Van Belkom, Creative Director, Combustion Music

  • Henry Gaffney, Songwriter/Producer (Roberta Flack, The Four Tops, The Pointer Sisters)

  • Hiten Bharadia, Managing Director, Phrased Differently (Enrique Iglesias, Craig David, Lemar)

  • Pat Pattison, Professor at Berklee College of Music

  • Scott Gunter, Creative Director/Publisher, Universal Music Publishing

    Other Opportunities by We Are Listening:

    Breaking the Band

    New Music Video Awards

    The Singer/Songwriter Awards

    World of Music Awards