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?

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.

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.

Alex Black at FOOM
RECORDED

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

Studio microphone
INSTRUMENTAL

Enter your original compositions into the INSTRUMENTAL CATEGORY.  

Piano and music
LYRICS

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

Lyric writing songwriter
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