First launched in 2004, the Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest (formerly known as the Taiwan Original Music Awards) is one of Taiwan’s main platforms for promoting the creation of original music with native languages. Setting it apart from other music awards is the twist that all finalists must compete live.
Each winner walks away with a prize of NT$300,000 (approximately US$10,000) from the awards competition jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Council of Indigenous Peoples, and the Hakka Affairs Council.
In addition to receiving prize money, the top award winners will also receive assistance in producing their own music videos, while an album of all the winning entries will be released by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Pop Music Industry.
- August 2015 > National contest celebrates native language music
- August 2014 > New artists lauded by 2014 Original Music Awards
- August 2013 > 2013 Taiwan Original Music Awards a success