ICMP is delighted to announce the launch of its first International Student Songwriting Competition. 

The contest is open to students from ICMP’s partner schools with three professional music software bundles from IK Multimedia worth 600 Euros each up for grabs. 

Alongside this top piece of software, students entering the competition will have their music heard by an international panel of leading music industry experts. 

Ace, ICMP’s Head of Industry Partnerships and Business Development, said:

We’re very excited to launch this new competition and offer this amazing opportunity to students from our international partner schools."

"With a very generous and brilliant prize from our friends at IK Multimedia as well as the chance to have their music heard by some of songwriting experts, music industry professionals and academics, this is a great way for emerging talent to gain exposure on a global stage. We can’t wait to hear the submissions."

Robert Lingnau, Academic Director at SRH Berlin, said: "The Berlin School of Popular Arts is pleased to strengthen its relationship with ICMP and other schools through the International Songwriting Competition, which provides a great opportunity for our students."

Martina Beer from VMI Vienna said:

Continuing our long-standing cooperation with the ICMP, the VMI-Vienna Music Institute is excited to participate in ICMP's International Songwriting Competition and this is a wonderful opportunity for our songwriting students to connect and expand internationally."

With a massive 143 products included, IK Multimedia’s Total Studio 3.5 MAX covers every stage of music production: composing, producing, designing, mixing, mastering and playing. 


How to enter

The competition is open to students working within all genres of music and there's no minimum/maximum length for a composition. The only stipulation is that submissions are original and not a cover version. 

The competition is open throughout March 2022 with the deadline for all entries 31st March. 

Judging will take place during the first two weeks of April and winners will be announced in the final week of April.

Find out more and enter the competition now.

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