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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AMPit         Heat 1 - 23

AMPit                          Photos from FOOM 2015


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Videos from SCALA FOOM 2015 Final

Videos from SCALA FOOM 2014 Final

Video prize 2014: Adie Haines


Kylie Brice – “Fly With Me” at Heat 2 FOOM 2015

Stan Bastiras – “Bitter Blue” at Heat 3 FOOM 2015

Richard Pak Poy -“Nothing To Confess” at Heat 3 FOOM 2015

Stan Bastiras – ‘Unlucky In Love’ at Heat 4 FOOM 2015



SCALA Testimonials

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SCALA’s History


This week at SCALA:

 SCALA Live At The Austral Ends!

Sadly The Austral has decided to discontinue hosting SCALA’s weekly showcase of songwriters performing their songs in front of a performer-friendly, listening audience.

SCALA would like to thank The Austral for their tremendous support over the past 18 months. Many acts have appreciated their opportunity to perform in The Bunka.

Stay tuned for news as SCALA searches for a new venue.

Meanwhile, SCALA continues the Midweek Melt each Wednesday night at the Gaslight Tavern in Brompton. For more information and to see who’s on this week, read on.


Midweek Melt @ The Gaslight Tavern – Wednesday 30th  September

Music kicks off at 8pm, with cheap drinks for SCALA members and students, and the final act will be followed by a short Open Mic section for anyone who wants to test the stage!

In order of performance:
1. Forte
2. Michael Coghlan
3. Kacey Stephensen
Melt 7-10
Free entry, cheap drinks, great original music!
If you would like to play at the Midweek Melt @ The Gaslight please contact SCALA!
 A&M Launch


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

SCALA Live at The Austral 2015

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!


Noarlunga Theatre Co

Noarlunga Theatre Co is looking for some musos for a theatre production later in the year. They want to pay any musos involved!

Show is ‘Dimboola’, a cabaret comedy, venue, the Arts Theatre at Pt Noarlunga. Dates are mid – late Nov this year, possibly touring to country locations (even Dimboola!) early in 2016. A keyboard player and guitarist are required. Director is Myles Leon – 0421 002 802; Asst Director – Cher O’Brien – 0423 201 403. Or contact Geoff Hastwell at
Help will be certainly appreciated.


To date SCALA has released 16 CDs, the latest being “SCALA Brighter Than The Sun” released July 30th, 2015.

You can also buy selected CDs as MP3s online.


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CD Releases by SCALA Members

SCALA Members on ReverbNation

SCALA Member Websites

New SCALA CD “Brighter Than The Sun” released July 30th:

 Brighter Than The Sun

 Track Listing and Artist Bios





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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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.




FOOM Song Competition

FOOM 2015




FOOM 2015 Results:

Photos from FOOM 2015

Videos from FOOM 2015 FINAL

Learn More About FOOM 


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


Videos from SCALA FOOM 2014 Final

FOOM Previous Winners