The 1st Global Hakka Music Awards are taking place this year, here’s how

Calling all Hakka singers and songwriters! the 1st World Hakka Music Award are looking for the next Hakka hitmakers.

Launched in the hope that more musicians can get interested in composing and performing more Hakka songs, the music competition invites Hakka musicians anywhere in the world to participate.

20 year industry veteran, Ayugo Huangwas appointed chief reviewer for the event, ensuring that organizers, Taiwan Hakka Affairs Council, dedication to artists and the growth of hopes as musicians. In addition, the top three candidates from the program would be offered introductory vocational training courses, provided by Sony Music.

Compared to the previous series of the competition, the 2022 edition marks the first time that the organizers will open registrations worldwide as well as the introduction of a vocal category, in addition to composition. Additionally, selected overseas entrants can enjoy subsidized airfare, accommodation, and transportation courtesy of sponsors to compete on the Taiwanese stage.

After 3 series of thrilling battles of June for August, winners of the composition category of the 1st Global Hakka Music Awards can expect a cash prize of up to NT$300,000, the opportunity to record singles, shoot music videos and have their releases distributed from professionally on global streaming platforms. On the other hand, the 3 best singers would receive up to NT$150,000, a trophy and a certificate of merit.

Registration is ongoing until May 17. Register here.

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