The Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to connect with each other and music professionals from Hawai'i, the mainland, and beyond. Whether you are a beginning songwriter or an experienced writer with placements and publishing deals, at the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival you will learn a ton, expand your network, and get your creative batteries charged up!
The Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is unique from other music conferences because its small size and the relaxed island atmosphere create an intimate experience where amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between can develop meaningful relationships through the one thing that unites us all: music.
Through songwriting workshops, seminars, small group sessions, panels, speed mentoring meetings, and nightly open mic, we provide real, meaningful access to professional songwriters, producers, musicians, film and TV music supervisors, production library owners, music publishers, attorneys, music business consultants, and more. Each person is handpicked to join our staff because they are passionate about giving back to the songwriting community, they are excited to share their knowledge with others, and they are eager to connect with you!
In 2017 we had another amazing line-up of hit songwriters on our staff, including Jason Mraz, Allan Rich, Jason Blume, Andre Merritt, “Hookman,” Richard Harris, and several others (check out our staff page for the full list). Here are few artists that our recent staff have written hits for or with: Backstreet Boys, Hot Chelle Rae, Colbie Caillat, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Jay Sean, Jesse McCartney, the Gipsy Kings, Bonnie Raitt, Enrique Eglesias, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray, Rascal Flatts, Jordin Sparks, Ringo Starr, Ricky Martin, George Strait, Akon, Nickel Creek, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, George Jones, Collin Raye, Kelly Rowland, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jason Aldean, Leona Lewis, Daughtry, and more.
We hope you can join us in 2018. Please connect with us on Facebook, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and send us a message if you have any questions!
Congratulations to the 2017 Songwriting Competition Winners:
Evan Khay "Bring you Back"
Nowelo "Leave Me"
Hummingbird Hotel "Perfect"
Check out our promo video to see what is in store for you at the conference!
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