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Join the HOFA Song Contest!

This international competition for musicians and music producers is online for the ninth time. Convince the HOFA jury of your skills and collect votes in the public voting. There is no fee to participate!

Present your song worldwide

The HOFA Song Contest is open to artists from every genre. We will make your talent heard, provide you with a stage for your music and offer the chance to win attractive cash and non-cash prizes with a total value of over €30,000.

Listen, vote and leave a comment

This is a public contest, so your song will be heard by fans and music lovers from all over the world. Each and everyone is invited to cast their votes and leave comments.

About HOFA

Founded more than 35 years ago as a recording studio, HOFA divided into the following areas of music production and audio engineering:

HOFA-College
Online academy for audio engineering & music production – learn more ›

HOFA-Akustik
The patent remedy for optimum room acoustics – learn more ›

HOFA-Plugins
Intelligent audio plugins for PC & Mac – learn more ›

HOFA-Media
The best choice for your CD & vinyl duplication – learn more ›

HOFA-Studios
Recording, mixing & mastering studios – learn more ›

Win over €30,000 in cash and prizes!

There will be a main prize of €500 donated by HOFA in each of the six categories. In addition, a lot of attractive special prizes will be awarded – we are very happy about the support from our sponsors!

6x €500 Main Prize
6x Audience Award: Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro
KingKORG NEO synthesizer
ADAM Audio A4V pair of monitors
SPL Phonitor One d
Avid Pro Tools Studio (Perpetual License)
Teufel ROCKSTER AIR 2 event bluetooth speaker
Neumann TLM 102 microphone studio set
Celemony Melodyne 5 Studio
Native Instruments KOMPLETE 14 Standard
Ableton Live 12 Suite
iZotope Music Production Suite 6
Steinberg Cubase Pro 13
Steinberg Dorico Pro 5
2x Arturia V Collection X
Shure SM7dB studio microphone
FL Studio All Plugins Edition
Sonarworks SoundID Reference for Multichannel incl. measurement mic
Soundtoys 5 Bundle
Arturia Keystep Pro
Spectrasonics Omnisphere
2x Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
Lewitt RAY microphone
Shure MV7+
iZotope RX 11 Standard
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 10
FL Studio Producer Edition
Focusrite Scarlett 4i4
Novation Launchkey 49
Sonarworks SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones
Sennheiser HD 400 Pro studio headphones
Lewitt CONNECT 2 audio interface
iZotope Ozone 11 Standard
Shure SM57 instrument microphone
König & Meyer pair of monitor stands
Roland Cloud for 1 year
5x Sommer cable mix for studio & stage
2x König & Meyer microphone stands
20x HOFA-College Song Analysis
333x €20 HOFA voucher (College, Plugins, Akustik)
View prizes
Contest timeline
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The contest starts

JUN 1, 2024

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Closing date

AUG 5, 2024

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Start of jury voting

AUG 7, 2024

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End of public voting

AUG 26, 2024

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The winners are announced

SEP 2, 2024

Terms and conditions

Any solo artist, band, project etc. can participate with one of their original songs. Remixes and cover versions are excluded. Every participant can upload their song until August 5.

The musical genre of your song is not relevant, because there are several main categories in each of which winners will be determined. These are the available categories:

  • Pop
  • Electronic Music
  • Hip-Hop / Soul / R’n’B
  • Rock & Heavy
  • Traditional & Folk
  • World & Miscellaneous
See contest rules and FAQ ›

New songs

 
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Kokoshungsan
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The edge of
New Tone
Rock 4 0
 
Mistake
REB0RN
Dance 3 0
 
Im Regen
svenwrobel
German Schlager 7 3
 
Friday
UNSAS-united studio and sound®
Singer-Songwriter 37 18

New comments

Chroma Neon at 20.06.2024 22:24 about Too Long by Madiha:

Fast zu gut, um "echt" zu sein. Sie haben mich definitiv abgeholt Sir. Nice. Vielen Dank. Vote!

Chroma Neon at 20.06.2024 22:19 about Tout Est Pardonné by LarsD:

Ich entschuldige mich als erstes für meinen Gedanken an Foo Fighters "Everlong"... Sehr schöner Song. Gefällt!

Mindmovie at 20.06.2024 22:17 about Wenn Du nicht da bist by Herr Majot:

Ein tolles Statement zum Thema Liebe. Hass gibt es leider zuviel und immer mehr. Gut gesungen und passend instrumentiert. Dafür gebe ich Dir gerne ein voting !

Mindmovie at 20.06.2024 22:13 about Gedanken Autobahn by _steffenhoffmann_:

Deine Stimme ist ausdrucksstark, erinnert mich ein wenig an Tim Benzko, die Lyrik regt zum nachdenken an. Der Mix ist sicherlich noch ein Schwachpunkt aber die kompositorische...

Sometimes... at 20.06.2024 21:48 about Berlin Memories by dandimite:

You blew my mind! Respekt, du bist ein Genie! Vote.

Sometimes... at 20.06.2024 21:40 about Syncopated Oddity by Earsinn:

Riecht nach Jethro Tull, großartig. Ohrenorgasmus! Respekt und Vote von mir.

Chroma Neon at 20.06.2024 21:33 about Fahrerflucht by MIK Musik:

Ich persönlich mag ja nicht so gerne "neue" deutschsprachige Musik. Umso mehr freut es mich euren Song gehört zu haben. Gefällt mir tatsächlich sehr gut und eure Stimmen sind...

Sometimes... at 20.06.2024 21:33 about New Morning Sun by Miss Magic Pad:

Der Geruch von Pink Floyd und ... usw. Was soll ich sagen, du bist gut, sehr gut! Vote.

Chroma Neon at 20.06.2024 21:23 about Duel of Light and Darkness by Martin Music :

Geil! Wenn Frodo sich im Todesstern verläuft und dem Imperator den Ring vom Nachttisch klaut. Love it!

Chroma Neon at 20.06.2024 21:20 about Pheromone by ApoCalyptic:

Sehr nice. Frag nicht wieso, aber bei mir löst es Sisters of Mercy Vibes aus. Kann’s nicht erklären. Einfach ein Gefühl. Das liebe ich so an Musik.