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


Live @ The Wheaty

Celebrate local songwriters as well as exclusive performances from international talents. You can't get closer to the music than this.

FOOM Song Competition

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live.

Song Kitchen Workshops

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.

Mic Night

A place where you can showcase your original music and/or lyrics.
It's also a great way to network with other songwriters.

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FOOM 2021 entries have closed. Thanks for entering and see you at the live heats. No bookings needed (except for Finals). SCALA members free, non-members $10.

The Festival of Original Music

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe.

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 Show

Radio Airplay

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

CD Store

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

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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)

Not a SCALA Member Yet?


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