Our Events arm is what we’re best known for and our flagship event, The Songwriting Prize, is Australia’s first nationwide songwriting competition with a mental health focus.
Every year we invite songwriters, from all across Australia, to write and/or submit an original song in response to a mental health theme. The competition runs from April to November each year.
Torch Fest is our regional, seasonal mental health music festival shining a light on inspirational artists and their stories.
The name Torch Fest comes from the idea that everyone has a Torch Song; the light that gets you through, and all performers at the festival will play their Torch Song (original or cover) as part of their set.
Torch Fest Sydney and Torch Fest Melbourne have launched, with tickets on sale NOW!
Right now, people who can’t find work, or enough of it, are forced into poverty as they have no choice but to rely on the meagre JobSeeker Payment (unemployment benefit) which is over $140 a week below the poverty line!
Australia needs an anthem to give voice to the rising rallying cry for fairness, respect and an increase to the JobSeeker Payment.
The power of your music could make all the difference
And there’s $10,000 on offer for the winner too!
The Woolworths Group Songwriter’s Festival is a corporate iteration of The Songwriting Prize, catered specifically for team members of the Woolworths Group.
We love to give musicians as many opportunities to perform live, as possible, and equally for crew members to be involved in our events too. We also felt that it was important to also showcase artists in their own show, as opposed to merely in The Songwriting Prize. So “Listen Up Music presents…” was born.
Past shows have included ISO MODE and Aya Yves’ single release and you can look forward to many more in the months to come.