ADAM Audio launches Soundtrack Competition 2020WIN!


Berlin, Germany (February, 2020). ADAM Audio is pleased to announce the launch of its fifth Soundtrack Competition, where contests are invited to compose a short, 30-second soundtrack for one image supplied by the company. As always, the Grand Prize in the competition is something special: a pair of glossy-white A7X 20th Anniversary Limited Edition speakers. Additional prizes will include the Studio Pro SP-5 headphones and a pair of T5V studio monitors.

When it comes to picking the three winners from thousands of entries, the Berlin based team likes to seek the help of a juror from the field of professional film scoring and song-writing. Prior editions featured the likes of Aisling Brouwer, Dennis S. Sands, Jake Jackson and Mike Rose. This year, ADAM Audio has teamed up with Loy Wesselburg, winner of the renown German Film Music Prize in 2015 for his work on “Lügen und andere Wahrheiten” (“Lies And Other Truths”).

For the picture, the center of the competition, an all-time American classic has been chosen: the famous painting “Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper from 1942. What’s the story behind those people in the bar in the middle of the night? The participants in ADAM Audio’s Soundtrack Competition might give away the answer in one of their compositions.

Details of the contest are as follows:

What is the ADAM Audio Soundtrack Competition about?

ADAM Audio is giving pairs of their celebrated studio monitors to winners of the Soundtrack Competition who judges determine have entered the most creative soundtrack. One Grand Prize winner will be awarded a pair of A7X 20th Anniversary Limited Edition monitors. These special speakers were manufactured for the ADAM Audio’s 20th Anniversary in 2019 and each speaker comes with a designated plaque on the back. Other contestants will have the opportunity to win a number of other prizes including the Studio Pro SP-5 headphones (Second Place prize) and a pair of T5V studio monitors (Third Place prize.)

To Enter the ADAM Audio Soundtrack Competition:

  • Upload your finished soundtrack on your own Soundcloud or Youtube account.
  • Complete the form on the ADAM Soundtrack Competition landing page to finally enter the competition. Important: You officially enter the competition by completing and sending this form. Once we have received your entry, an auto-reply will inform you about your participation.
  • You can use any audio you want, e.g. sample libraries, as long as no copyrights are violated.
  • The soundtracks will be mainly judged by its creativity, musicality and how well it tells a story that can be found in the picture. Each soundtrack may only be a maximum of 30 seconds long and each participant may only enter the competition once.

How is the Soundtrack Competition Judged?

ADAM Audio is proud to have Loy Wesselburg as the judge, who will be selecting the Grand Prize, Second and Third Place winners. Loy Wesselburg studied jazz guitar at the Musikhochschule Köln with Eddi Marron and afterwards worked as a musician and from 1991 as a composer for film music and audio brandings. Since 1995 he has worked as a film composer and music producer. In 1999 Wesselburg founded the music production company “loyproduction“, which with a team of arrangers, sound engineers, programmers and producers is increasingly active in the field of audio design. In 2015 he was awarded the German Film Music Prize for the best song in the film (“Here in the Rain” in “Lügen und andere Wahrheiten” with Meret Becker).

The Competition Period

The competition starts on February 20th 2020 and ends on March 15th 2020. The winners will be announced on March 27th 2020 on this landing page.