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Join the HOFA Song Contest!

This international competition for musicians and music producers is online for the eighth 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 €25,000.

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.

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Win over €25,000 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
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Contest timeline

The contest starts

JUN 1, 2023


Closing date

AUG 3, 2023


Start of jury voting

AUG 7, 2023


End of public voting

AUG 24, 2023


The winners are announced

AUG 31, 2023

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 3.

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 ›


The Transmission
Acorn Falling
Alternative 15 4
Becos e vielas
Jazz 34 1
Who you are for real
Electronic Music 39 5
Pop 33 4
Put It All On Red
Rock & Heavy 66 13

New comments

Angus van K at 21.09.2023 14:24 about 『codeE.F.F』 by Angus van K:

Thanks, man! Really happy the jury and the listeners liked the song!

Rusty at 21.09.2023 13:39 about 『codeE.F.F』 by Angus van K:

Congrats for your winning! I knew this track will make it :3

A Der at 15.09.2023 11:05 about Pull & Push by A Der:

Danke Euch allen für die Kommentare. Sie sind sehr motivierend und wir freuen uns sehr!

Seriously Damaged at 11.09.2023 21:01 about SeventyThree by MaxHagen:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch und wohlverdient: Eine wunderbare Jazz-Nummer, hätte ich hier ehrlich gesagt nicht erwartet - frisch, leicht, dynamisch, inspiriert und voller Spielfreude :-)

Paul Morphy at 11.09.2023 15:34 about Now you say by Paul Morphy:

Danke für deinen Kommentar!!!! 🙏

Nikolai Muehl at 06.09.2023 13:37 about Nocturne by Nikolai Muehl:

Euch herzlichen Dank! Es tut mir sehr leid, konnte die letzten Wochen nicht antworten! Das baut auf, Danke euch!

Nikolai Muehl at 06.09.2023 13:35 about Nocturne by Nikolai Muehl:

So sorry, konnte die letzten Wochen nicht antworten! Herzlichen Dank für dein Vote und den gut tuenden Kommentar! Danke

Vanuria at 05.09.2023 08:22 about Forgotten Habitat by Vanuria:

Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar. Leider konntest du ja keine Stimme mehr abgeben :-)

OpenHouse at 31.08.2023 19:27 about OpenHouse - Poetry Window by OpenHouse:

Hallo Arthur, es ist halt wie immer: gewinnen tun immer die Anderen. Qualität ist wohl nicht das Kriterium der Jury :-(

Lilli A. at 31.08.2023 19:21 about 1955 by Lilli A. :

Ich danke dir von ganzem Herzen -nur durch dich ..... :-)