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Press / 03. May 2023

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Young bands present themselves at the SONGS final concert

03. May 2023

On Friday, May 12th 2023, the final of SONGS, the songwriting competition of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg for students, will take place. Special guest at the SpardaWelt Eventcenter in Stuttgart is Myle.

The final concert of the eighth round of SONGS will take place on May 12th 2023 at the SpardaWelt Eventcenter. At the SONGS finale, selected participants will present their submitted SONGS live in front of a jury of experts. The jury consists of the artist Eva Sauter (ok.danke.tschüss), Prof. Udo Dahmen (Artistic Director and Managing Director Popakademie Baden-Württemberg), Andreas Küchle (Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation Education and Social Affairs of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg) and Michelle Leonard (artist, publisher and songwriter). The winners will receive prizes and professional coaching at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. The "SONGS" competition is sponsored by the Stiftung Bildung und Soziales der Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

Myle (Milo Hölz) is studying for a bachelor's degree in pop music design at the Popakademie. The German-American has already performed at the SWR3 New Pop Festival and opened for Wincent Weiss. In 2022, Myle was in the Top50 of the radio airplay charts with the singles "Not Ready" and "Mutual" and "Mutual" reached #1 in the German iTunes charts in the meantime. Myle took part in the SONGS songwriting competition himself in 2017 and came in third place.

Final concert SONGS
SpardaWelt Eventcenter Am Hbf 3, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Friday May 12, admission from 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m., free admission

About the Foundation Education and Social Affairs of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG
Social, cultural and sustainable commitment has always been an integral part of the corporate philosophy of the regionally rooted Sparda-Bank. The Stiftung Bildung und Soziales (Education and Social Foundation) is one of five foundations of Sparda-Bank. It takes care of social concerns in the federal state. For many years, the foundation has been committed to social institutions and projects that care for children, young people and people with disabilities and illnesses. The foundation does not see itself as a mere donor, but rather promotes the networking of various players and promotes the common good through its own projects. In addition, the foundation is particularly committed to projects relevant to education, such as the promotion of healthy nutrition, the teaching of media skills or the promotion of innovative learning methods. Find out more about Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg's wide-ranging commitment at