x Muso//Mobile App
Muso - More Live Music
INSTALL NOW - From the App Store

Listen Up Music | Songwriting Competition

Songwriting Competition alert.

Our friends over at Listen Up Music are doing something important. So important that we decided to help them out as much as we could.

Listen Up Music are committed to combating mental health problems nationwide. How? By using music.

Through music-focused events and education, Listen Up’s vision is to foster an inclusive community of musicians and fans who share an appreciation for music’s unique power to unite and heal. We’ve joined that community because we couldn’t agree more. Music brings people together in a positive forum, and we are big supporters of that.

Listen Up Music believes in change. Not merely “awareness raising” but constructive, impactful and life-altering change.

As a part of their work they host a yearly songwriting competition that we think every musician with an instrument should enter. They use the competition to battle stigma against mental health in an open forum and unite musicians to do that.

To enter all you have to do is write a song under the theme of ‘Songs That Heal’. All songs will be listened to by the Listen Up team and the finalists will be invited to perform on stages nationwide. The winners get to take home some wicked prize packs (check them out below).

Muso is contributing to the prize pack by giving all the finalists access to our mentoring program run by Matt O’Gorman from British India. We will also be judging some of the semi-finals.

So get writing and throw a song in the ring for an amazing cause. Entries close on the 13th of June!

The Winner:

The Runner Up:

The Grand Finalists:

The Regional Semi Finalists:

You can enter the Listen Up Songwriting Prize here.

New on the blog.

Tips for landing your first gig

As we rock into the post pandemic new world, the time couldn't be more prime for all you fresh to death muso’s to jump onto the scene and land your first gig. The best time is now as the music industry starts to slowly wake from its unscheduled slumber and promoters and venues get to planning their ultimate live music comeback so we’ve dropped a little list of tips to help you get a jump on things.


Words by Kavina.

How to write a killer artist bio

During this downtime, word of mouth or event networking techniques have been replaced by visibility and web presence. That internet ocean is no joke. But it’s cool we’ve got life jackets a.k.a ‘how to’ articles.


Words by Kavina.

Night Cat Re-Opening! Islands In The Stream

A charity initiative to keep the Night Cat's door's open and their punters and Musos pumpin'.


Words by Peta.