Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association Incorporated - PO Box 575, North Adelaide 5006 - Mob: 0488 939 835 - 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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A fantastic opportunity for songwriters to perform their songs in front of a performer-friendly, listening audience.

It all happens every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm at the Austral Hotel located on Rundle Street.

It’s also FREE get in.

What’s happening at SCALA Live this week?

SCALA Live @ The Austral

31 July 2014        SCALA “Photographs & Memories” CD LAUNCH

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Sasha Galliver

David Robinson

Tara Carragher


Ben Searcy (with Darren Zaza and Michael Jenkins)

Come to the party!


AUGUST 2014     FOOM Live Heats

August 7th FOOM Live Heat 1 –  Special Guest: Courtney Robb

August 14th FOOM Live Heat 2 – Special Guests: The Brouhaha

August 21st FOOM Live Heat 3 – Special Guest: A P D’Antonio

August 28th FOOM Live Heat 4 – Special Guest: TBA


SEPTEMBER 7th FOOM LIVE FINAL – Winners in all sections announced!


                          FEATURE GIGS

The Brouhaha EP Launch



To date SCALA has released 14 CDs, the latest being “SCALA Piece Of Paradise” released on July 25th, 2013. You can also buy selected CDs as MP3s online.

SCALA’s next CD will be released NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT JULY 31st 2014.  Come along to be part of the launch!


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

 SCALA Photographs and Memories Booklet

 Track Listing

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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.


No SCALA Songwriters Workshop in August & September – (FOOM heats and Live Final)

Next Workshop: October 2 Recording Studio Tour

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FOOM Song Competition







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.

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 2013 Winners

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