D I A N A - AI Song-Contest
D I A N A - AI Song Contest

D I A N A is the first AI songwriting contest with an associated writing camp where songs are created live and on location, as well as an attached prize ceremony and show. For one day human musicians & creative AI team up to write and produce songs. Our mission is to actively promote the creative dialogue between musicians and AI software. Our goal is to kick off inspired collaborations as well as strong songs beyond genre bubbles.

To get a picture of the D I A N A project, make sure to check out our YouTube channel!

Concept: Jovanka v. Wilsdorf / Production: Ralph Christoph, Jovanka v. Wilsdorf and Kira Wolter.

D I A N A 2021


The D I A N A Songwriting Camp: 12 musicians, songwriters and producers will be selected in advance by a jury. Over the course of one day, the four teams consisting of three musicians will then each write a song and generate a music video. No previous knowledge of AI and AI software is required.

The music AI tools for 2021 will be announced shortly. The songs will be mastered using Landr. The music videos will be created with Rotor Videos.

The D I A N A Award Ceremony: This year, as part of the Cologne Music Week, we are pleased to present the D I A N A Trophy for the second time. The Trophy will be awarded to musicians who have created songs and music videos with the help of various AI software within the D I A N A Songwriting Camp.

During the award ceremony, the winning team will be determined and the music videos will be presented. We also look forward to welcoming a surprise live act and handing over valuable prizes to the teams. Jovanka v. Wilsdorf, the creator of
D I A N A, will host the evening, which will take place in the impressive church of St. Michael, Cologne.

How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted until August 10th, 2021. If selected, you are going to be one of the twelve musicians and producers who participate in the D I A N A Songwriting Camp.

>>> You can find all information on how to apply here.

An expert jury from the music and tech business will select the participants by September 10th, 2021. The sole selection criteria are the quality and uniqueness of the applications. No previous knowledge of AI is needed and there is no genre restriction. Open minds, high spirits & songwriting skills are wanted!
We look forward to your application!


Premiere of the D I A N A AI Song Contest at c/o pop xoxo – the 2020 Special Edition / c/o pop Convention

FLOSS: "D I A N A was special from front to back! Being subject to so many unpredictable factors (from AI tools & Corona to random teams), you couldn't help but just be driven by the process. The limitations inspired you in a new way and as a team we were able to create something outside of our comfort zones. I was able to take a lot away for my future songwriting and meet great artists. And then to win was the icing on the cake!"

ASHIA BISON ROUGE: "I had never been to a 'Songwriting Camp' before, so I was a bit nervous, but Jovanka and Karla, the organizers, were incredibly welcoming and supported us with the AI applications. Along with recording vocals and cello, I also edited the AI generated beats, added melodic arrangements, and collaborated on the lyrics. It was very inspiring working with Floss, who's approach to melody was new to me, and Vincent, who's edge with sound production reminded me that 'anything is possible'. I'm very honored that our team won with our song, something I couldn't have even imagined entering the door at c/o pop D I A N A that day."

VINCENT ANCOT: "The Songwriting Camp opened up a whole new world to me! As a producer, I have been in challenging songwriting situations before, but D I A N A was something completely different. The AI Tools reshuffled my entire workflow, while at the same time offering solutions, that my human brain could have never imagined. But it really was the group experience that made the camp so special. I feel very lucky for getting to know ASHIA and FLOSS and their very human approaches to music and I once again want to thank Jovanka, Karla and everyone in the team for the opportunity."

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