Join us at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island of Hawai'i
Big Island Open Mic Songwriting Contest Finals
Come support your fellow songwriters as they compete in the finals on Saturday, April 25 at the Honoka'a People's Theatre
KMF's 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 KMF's Hawai'i Songwriting Festival you will learn a ton, expand your network, and leave with your creative batteries charged up!
Through songwriting workshops, seminars, small group sessions, panels, one-on-one meetings, nightly open mic and more, we invite you to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by an experienced staff of professional songwriters, producers, musicians, film and TV music supervisors, production library owners, music publishers, A&R executives, and music business consultants.
This year we have another amazing line-up of hit songwriters on our staff – check them out here on our staff page! Here are few artists that our 2015 staff have recently written hits for or with: Taylor Swift, Carole King, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Will I Am, Hot Chelle Rae, Tim McGraw, Colbie Caillat, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Chris Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Etta James, Train, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Heart, Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor, Joe Cocker, Kenny Loggins, Christina Aguilera, Jay Sean, Florida Georgia Line, 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.
Come and meet these great songwriters; let them hear your music and show you how to raise the bar on your own songs. Meet music supervisors for film/TV and music publishers who will tell you how to get your music placed and teach you about music publishing, licensing, and how royalties work.
KMF's 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!
We hope you can join us in 2015. Please connect with us on our FaceBook page, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any questions!
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