Lee Byung Wook wins IMSTA FESTA's songwriting competition

Ray Williams from IMSTA (left), Lee Byung Wook (center), and Junghwa Lee, president of Gearlounge (right)
Ray Williams from IMSTA (left), Lee Byung Wook (center), and Junghwa Lee, president of Gearlounge (right)

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The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has announced that 20-year-old, Lee Byung Wook of Seoul, South Korea, has won the songwriting competition hosted by IMSTA, which holds music technology celebrations in cities around the world. Lee won an all-expense-paid trip to Santorini, Greece, to be part of a songwriting camp at the prestigious Black Rock Studios.


"In the end, Lee's song was undoubtedly the most remarkable. The young man's talent is just tremendous. His song and the ease with which he played around with equipment during the Seoul show made it clear that he has put countless hours and immense passion into his craft," said Ray Williams, MD, IMSTA.

"We're proud to shine a light on songwriters from around the globe — even in what some consider out-of-the-way places that might not seem like a source for truly great music," added Williams. "Lee is an example of how our events can help to bring talent into the spotlight, and we can't wait to see where he'll go from here."
Black Rock will be among the first stops along Lee's future path. A combination luxury villa and world-class recording studio, Black Rock has hosted numerous chart-topping songwriters, artists, and producers. Over the course of four days, Lee will join other songwriters from different cities and countries to write four songs. He'll have the opportunity to make industry connections spanning the globe and to carry on international collaboration following the songwriting camp.

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