Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association Incorporated - PO Box 575, North Adelaide 5006 - Tel: (08) 7221 2365 - Established in 1987

Established in Adelaide, South Australia in 1987, SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The primary goal of SCALA is to be able to help songwriters, composers and lyricists move onto the next step in their careers regardless of their location, experience or skill level.


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SCALA’s History

 SCALA hosts two fantastic opportunities for songwriters to perform their songs in front of a performer-friendly, listening audience.

Each Wednesday and Thursday nights, two of Adelaide’s greatest music pubs showcase live original music. On Wednesdays, the Midweek Melt is at the Gaslight Tavern in Brompton and Thursdays see SCALA Live @ The Austral. For more information and to see who’s on this week, read on.


Midweek Melt @ The Gaslight Tavern – Wednesday 29th  July

SCALA and the Gaslight Tavern are excited to bring you three great acts next Wednesday night.  
In order of performance:
1. Mr Wolf
2. River Lane
3. Joseph Moore 
Free entry, cheap drinks, great original music!
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 SCALA Live @ The Austral  – in the Bunka!


Come along and help us celebrate the launch of SCALA’s latest CD “Brighter Than The Sun”.

Featuring ALL of the 2014 FOOM winners, plus selected Live and studio tracks from artists who have played at SCALA during the last year.

Performances at the launch from artists featured on the CD, including Chelsea Turner, Cat Dog Bird, Doctor D, and Ben Searcy Trio.

Album Launch (1)

This will be a great night, so get yourselves down to The Austral, check out the menu and have a feed as well.

Don’t forget, the U-Park on Rundle Street (above Hungry Jacks) is only $7 flat fee after 6pm.


To find out who has played at SCALA recently click here! 

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SCALA Live At The Gaslight Tavern

If you would like to play at either Midweek Melt @ The Gaslight or SCALA Live @ The Austral, please fill in THIS FORM and we will try to book you in!


To date SCALA has released 15 CDs, the latest being “SCALA Photographs & Memories” released July 31st, 2014.

You can also buy selected CDs as MP3s online.


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CD Releases by SCALA Members

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SCALA Member Websites

New SCALA CD “Photographs & Memories” released July 31st:

 SCALA Photographs and Memories Booklet

 Track Listing and Artist Bios

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Review in “The Clothesline”.



SCALA provides an environment in which all styles of songwriting, composition and lyric writing can flourish but SCALA only exists because of its loyal and active membership base.

SCALA membership is open to anyone with an interest in songwriting, composition and lyric writing, anywhere in the world.

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Are you on the SCALA mailing list? Regular updates will be sent out via email as well as on the SCALA page on FB. If you would rather receive an email, send us a line and we can add you to the list:, OR  please complete the short form by clicking here.

SCALA Workshops

The SCALA Songwriters Workshop Series are an opportunity for songwriters of any skill and experience level to learn about their chosen craft while at the same time, network with other like minded songwriters in an informal, relaxed and creative learning environment.



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FOOM Song Competition

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Since its beginnings in 1994, SCALA’s Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) Song Competition has grown from an original 3 categories to the current six; Live, Studio Open, Studio Instrumental, Demo Open, Demo Instrumental and Lyrics Only.

The aim of the competition is to encourage the writing of new, original material and to showcase that new material to the world via a SCALA CD release (and it’s online MP3 equivalent).

Original songs can be entered in any style and genre. Prizes for winning entries include recording and mastering of winning tracks, cash prizes and the inclusion of winning songs on a SCALA release.

All entries are now done online through our FOOM Online Entry Portal provided by SCALA’s competition partner, Song Central where recordings and lyrics can be uploaded and entry payment made online.  ****Note that entries in the Live section do NOT require mp3s to be uploaded……***

Further information can be found at on the SCALA Website: or by contacting Bryan Foley on TEL: +61 415 131 734;  E: SCALA@SCALA.ORG.AU; or   PO BOX 575 NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006


FOOM Previous Winners