SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre.


People's Choice Tickets on sale now!


SCALA People's Choice
Song Competition 2021


Chosen finalists will perform their original song live on Thursday 22 April 2021  at The Wheatsheaf Hotel (Thebarton).

Prize money:

$1100 in cash prizes 

1st prize: $600, 2nd prize: $300, 3rd prize: $100,

Digital vote prize: $100*

* digital voters must have a YouTube account


To enter:

Entrants must send an mp3 of their song
to along with
their contact details.


Finalists will be contacted via email.

Entries close 27 March 2021, 7pm.

SCALA’s People’s Choice is a key part of our mission to increase exposure for our songwriters' new material and encourage audiences to appreciate original song writing.


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FOOM 2020

Most Celebrated Entries

SCALA wishes to congratulate the most celebrated entries for FOOM 2020!

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's festival - what an extremely talented group of songwriters, composers and lyricists.

We are very thankful for Patrick Stapleton and Steven Hughes who live-streamed the Heats and Grand Final this year as we had a restricted live audience limit.

So in case you missed it or want to watch it again, you can catch the livestream of the Grand Final evening below!

Live at 

The Wheaty

Imagine incredible wines, boutique beers, odd whisky and (mostly acoustic) live original music that sounds superb!



an intimate evening of the best new talent around. 


Celebrate our local songwriters
as well as exclusive performances from international talents. 


You can't get closer to the music than this.

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The Song


THE SONG KITCHEN is where you can go for creative, supportive help to get unstuck, to spice up your work, or to add that finishing touch to your song.

The SONG KITCHEN is about YOUR songs and YOUR song writing in the most practical way.


Pop in, the soup is on! 

Song Kitchen 2021

OPEN MIC NIGHTS are where you can showcase your original music.

It is also a great place to meet with other local songwriters.

Open Mic


Did you know SCALA is all about nurturing
original music?  The SCALA board and its members
are a passionate group that actively contribute
to the live original music scene.


Radio Airplay

SCALA members perform
each Saturday morning live
in the studio for Radio Adelaide's Arts Breakfast

CD Releases

SCALAs compilation CD is released each year and features winners of the Festival of Original Music (FOOM) song competition 


SCALA's annual
song competition the Festival of Original Music


Do you have a new song that you would love to play to a listening audience?

"As a maker of original music, it was a pleasure to perform to a room of lyric appreciations as well as share the stage with other inspiring artists."

- Naomi Keyte, Songwriter (ADL, AUS)

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