Top hit songwriters from around the country to network and collaborate with local artists. Songwriting Festival will take place at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, from October 20-22, 2022.
The much-beloved Hawai’i Songwriting Festival (HSF) is back. Organizers today announced that registration is open for the annual gathering of music industry professionals. The festival is unique in Hawai’i’s music industry, providing networking, collaboration, and professional development for local and national songwriters and artists.
How to Register
Festival registration is now available at www.hawaiisongwritingfestival.com. Full attendee registration for the three-day festival is $350.00, with limited scholarship opportunities available for aspiring songwriters, thanks to the support of generous sponsors and donors.
Click here to register
About the Festival
The Hawaii Songwriting Festival is an incubator for talent in Hawaii, connecting our songwriters to the mainstream music business. For aspiring as well as professional songwriters, the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival is one of the best of its kind in the U.S.
Festival attendees will spend three intensive days and evenings learning from the best in the business: songwriters, music supervisors for ﬁlm and TV, music publishers, music producers, and more. In addition, small workshops, panel discussions, open mic performances, and speed mentoring sessions will provide attendees with information and networking opportunities needed to succeed in the craft and in the business of writing songs. More info here
HSF is pleased to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to help cover the cost of attendee fees for the 2022 Hawai’i Songwriting Festival. Scholarship recipients will receive a non-transferable, admission to the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival is valued at $350.00. Click here to download the scholarship application today!
About HSF Staff
Hawai’i’s music community will have an opportunity to work one-on-one with songwriters who have written songs for mega-stars like Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Backstreet Boys, Swiss Beats, The Gypsy Kings, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Simpson, Corrine Bailey Rae, Camilla Cabello, and many others.
This year’s staff members’ music can also be heard in the media, including shows and commercials such as Smash, Jimmy Kimmel, Microsoft, Reddit, Sons of Anarchy, The Rookie, Good Trouble, One Tree Hill, TJ Maxx, Hyundai, NFL, HBO, Fast & Furious, Friday Night Lights, Google, Black-ish, Chicago Med, and many more.
Greg Holden, a multi-platinum selling songwriter, artist, and producer, is among the HSF staff for 2022. “I’m excited to have been invited back as a mentor at the 2022 Hawai’i Songwriting Festival this October. The last one was in 2019, before the pandemic, and it was one of the most fulﬁlling weeks of my life, so I’m glad these wonderful people are back at it again,” said Holden.
Charles Michael Brotman (above), the Grammy Award-winning composer/producer, is the board chair of the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival and the lead organizer for the event. “Over the years, it has been so rewarding to see our festival become a life-changing event for many of Hawaii’s songwriters,” said Brotman. “The relationships made at the festival create a bridge between our songwriters and the mainstream music business.”
Photos: © 2022 Steve Roby