The Commonwealth Song Contest is a major international music event for the 2.5 billion people of the 56 Commonwealth Nations. The first CSC launched during The 2018 Commonwealth Games and received thousands of song entries from artists and songwriters. Finalists and Winners were chosen with an international public voting system. The United Kingdom won that year with Australia close behind, followed by India. Canada, Singapore, The Bahamas and Saint Lucia. The full 2018 Results are here.
In 2022 the second Commonwealth Song Contest took place, to coincide again with the four-yearly Commonwealth Games. There are ongoing talks to stage the event annually in the future with host producers in each country.
The event is open to all residents and nationals of the 56 Commonwealth Nations and their Oversees Territories. All songwriters and artists who are residents or nationals of these nations are eligible to participate and represent their country. The CSC showcases the music and talent of the participating nations, promotes awareness of cultures and geography, and above all else, aims to strengthen ties between Commonwealth Nations. For full details of each Commonwealth country and links to detailed country profiles visit the Commonwealth Nations Official Website.
The theme and message in 2022 is "Peace Between Nations" with a separate international section for non-Commonwealth songwriters and artists to participate and show their support for this theme and a separate International Award Winner position for international non-Commonwealth participants.
Everyone - beginners and professionals - is welcome to submit songs. Songwriters may record and perform themselves and enter their own demos recordings, or other people may sing and record their song for them. Bands and singers can perform their own original compositions, or perform songs written by friends or music partners. Schools and colleges are encouraged to submit songs and they may find support from local Commonwealth Foundation offices and arts organisations.
Music producers, TV and Radio producers, industry professionals, promoters and sponsors are invited to contact the CSC to discuss partnerships. This is an opportunity to join an international music event with a potential audience of over 2.5 billion people - the world´s largest music marketplace. Contact the CSC here (industry contacts only).
THE COMMONWEALTH NATIONS
Pacific Nations Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Soloman Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Kiribati
European Nations UK, Malta, Cyprus
Asian Nations India, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalem, Sri Lanka, Maldives