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.

The Festival of Original Music

How to FOOM?

Write your
songs

FOOM celebrates new, original music.  Attend our workshops for inspiration

Record your
songs

If entering our recorded or instrumental category you will need to upload a recording of your song

Choose your
category

Enter different songs in all categories if you are keen! 

Pick your

Category

 
LIVE CATEGORY

Entrants into the LIVE CATEGORY are placed in a heat and will perform their song in front of a live audience.

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RECORDED

Have you recorded your songs but not released them yet?  Enter them into the RECORDED CATEGORY.  

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INSTRUMENTAL

Enter your original compositions into the INSTRUMENTAL CATEGORY.  

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LYRICS

No music required, just enter your original lyrics into the LYRICS CATEGORY.  

Lyric writing songwriter
 

Most celebrated

FOOM 2019

(in order of appearance)

 

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Festival of Original Music (FOOM) 2019.  SCALA would also like to thank the incredible audiences who attended during the live performance heats and grand final.

Please see below the live performances of most celebrated songs of the Live category for this year. 

Details from winners for all categories are listed below.  

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Highly Commended

& People's Choice Winner

Commended

Most Celebrated Songs FOOM 2019

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LIVE

CATEGORY

Winners
European City - Nick West
Cold Love - Lenin Marron
Trees Have Eyes - Matthew Barker


Highly Commended/Peoples' Choice
Build A Boat - Adrian Miller

 

Commended
Drift - Andy Armstrong

 

 

 

Piano

INSTRUMENTAL

CATEGORY

Winner
Project X - Ray Soekov
 
Highly Commended
The Ageing Mirror - David Collins

 

 

 

Old School Recorder

RECORDED
CATEGORY

Winners

Looking Into You - Deryck Charles
Stardust - Tony Ward
Long Way Home - Trentan Kruger

 
Highly Commended
Victim - Larissa Lock
Alive - Larissa Lock
Tall Poppy - Michaela Burger
In My Shoes - Lenin Marrón

 
Commended
Zeitgiest - Michaela Burger
Don’t You Wanna Be My Friend - Larissa Lock
Chillagoe - Skii Harvey
Not In Control - Skii Harvey

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LYRICS
CATEGORY

Winner
Folklore War - Eugene Phoa
 
Highly Commended
Tracks - Clayton Werner
Jessamine - Glenn Major


Commended
Heart Breaker - Francoise Crossing
Stand Tall - Roy Kempster

See the winners from 

FOOM 2018

See previous  

FOOM results

FOOM results 2018

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to download 2018 results

FOOM results 2016

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FOOM results 2014

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to download 2014 results

FOOM results 2017

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to download 2017 results

FOOM results 2015

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to download 2015 results

FOOM results 2013

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