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    Songwriters Composers And Lyricists Association

    Supporting original music since 1987

    SCALA Live @ The Wheaty

    Each fortnight, SCALA hosts a live showcase of original music at one of Adelaide's greatest venues, The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton.

    SCALA Songwriters Workshop returns

    This coming Monday, SCALA brings back it's Songwriters Workshops at The Daniel O'Connell Hotel, North Adelaide.
    Each month we'll have a featured presenter who will talk about an aspect of their songwriting and then we'll have a chance for you to play a song (or an unfinished song) and receive some feedback from the group.
    This is a free event but SCALA would very much appreciate you becoming a member. You can do so at www.scala.org.au/store for a meagre $30 per year!

    The Songwriter Sessions

    SCALA is pleased to announce a new showcase for Wednesday evenings. The Songwriter Sessions will take place at The Daniel O'Connell Hotel on Tynte Street in North Adelaide.  For more info, click below.

  • For details on SCALA shows and workshops go to our events page.

  • Welcome to the SCALA Website

    SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association Inc.) is a non profit, voluntary incorporated association which officially formed on 22nd November 1987 in Adelaide, South Australia.

    SCALA's objectives are to:

    • Encourage the activity of Songwriting, Composing and Lyric or Libretto writing.
    • Provide information and support to Songwriters, Composers and Lyric or Libretto writers by way of workshops, seminars, regular meetings and other activities which eventuate as SCALA evolves.
    • Encourage the playing and recording of innovative and original music and the use of innovative and original music in commercial applications.
    • Provide a service enabling Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists or Librettists to collaborate on innovative music projects and, in particular, to enable (non lyric) Composers to collaborate with Lyricists.
    • Encourage and assist in the employment of Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists or Libretto writers in appropriate situations within the community.
  • Community and Inclusion

    SCALA is committed to promoting equal opportunity in all of our activities and events. We do this in recognition of the principles of equity and in conforming with the spirit and intent of equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation.


    SCALA is very proud to have recently become a signatory in the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' campaign, being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission and by doing so, joined with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs.


    SCALA has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign and you’ll hear more about these in coming weeks.


    Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure that has been increasing steadily in recent years. Research has also shown that 70 percent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other.


    For more information about the campaign go to: http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/ 

    Or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.

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