Mahalo for another great conference! The 2017 Hawai'i Songwriting Festival dates will be announced soon, please stay tuned!
Congratulations to the 2016 Songwriting Competition Winners:
Annie Dingwall "Fall Back"
John Pearson "Cowz"
Zoe Zelkind "Not Without You"
Check out our promo video to see what is in store for you at the conference!
We are teaming up with the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA)
Our concerts are now Mele Mei events
- click here for more.
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 the 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, speed mentoring 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 had another amazing line-up of hit songwriters on our staff – check them out here on our staff page! Here are few artists that our 2016 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 2016. 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!
Our organization, the Kaua'i Music Festival, has moved to Hawai'i Island and is now called the
Hawai'i Songwriting Festival. New name, same great festival!
Thank you to the following sponsors, whose support is crucial to our organization's success: