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“Genova per Voi” is an almost unique example of talent dedicated to songwriters / composers, in a panorama that usually favors initiatives intended for performers. Produced by ATID, with the support of SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, the Municipality of Genoa, Universal Music Publishing, the University of Genoa (UNIGE) and Nuovo IMAIE, it offers as a prize an editorial contract with Universal Music Publishing Italy. The program consists of two parts: from Wednesday 5 October to Friday 7 October at the prestigious Aula Magna of the University of Genoa (Via Balbi 5) there will be five training masterclasses, while on Saturday 8 October, in the Stradanuova Theater (Via Garibaldi entrance from Vico Boccanegra) the Final will take place.
The program: the masterclasses – Aula Magna University of Genoa (Via Balbi 5)
Wednesday 5 October 5 pm – Screening of the docufilm “The new Genoese school”. They present: the author Claudio Cabona, the directors Paolo Fossati and Yuri Dellacasa, with Gian Piero Alloisio (playwright, songwriter and artistic director of Genoa for You).
Thursday 6 October h15 – Meeting “The profession of the author”. With three successful authors discovered by Genoa for You: Simone Cremonini (author for Fedez, Marco Mengoni, Emma Marrone, Elodie and many others), Emanuele Dabbono (exclusive author for Tiziano Ferro) and the very young Alessandro La Cava, author of great successes, including Butterflies of Sangiovanni and Unsurpassed by Rkomi (both competing in Sanremo 2022) and recognized by Spotify worldwide and by Rolling Stone USA as one of the most promising songwriters in the world. Moderator: Franco Zanetti (director of Rockol.it, president of the Sanremo 2021 Area commission and organizational director of Genoa for You).
Thursday 6th October 5 pm – “New frontiers of copyright” meeting. Claudio Buja (President of Universal Music Publishing, member of the SIAE Supervisory Board and lecturer at the Catholic University of Milan) and Matteo Fedeli (SIAE Deputy General Manager) will bring the public closer to the complex but essential issue of copyright protection in the contemporary world.
Friday 7 October 3 pm – Meeting “The song factory”. Klaus Bonoldi and Lucrezia Savino, respectively A&R Director and A&R Manager of Universal Music Publishing, will explain how a song’s success is built. At 17 – Meeting “The rights of artists”. With Andrea Marco Ricci (Director of Nuovo IMAIE).
The Vice Rector of the University of Genoa Fabrizio Benente will participate in the masterclasses with other teachers.
The program: the final, S.abbot 8 October, at 9 pm, at the Stradanuova Theater, in the heart of Genoa, in one of the buildings registered in the list of the Rolli of Genoa, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, seat of the Museum of Palazzo Rosso, the final will be held. The evening will see as Special Guest Federica Abbate, discovered by Genoa for you and become the most important Italian songwriter ever: she has written more than 160 songs for nationally and internationally renowned performers and has won 1 diamond disc, 101 platinum discs and 13 gold discs. Presented by the author and singer Elisabetta Gagliardi (finalist of Genoa for You 2013), the finalists Alessandra Allegrini (Turin), Emanuele Ciccone (Rome), Gioele Di Tommaso (Campobasso), Chiara Felici (Rome), Sara Laddomada (Turin) will perform. ), Sofia Marsella (Campobasso), Francesco Spinazzola (Avellino) and Lorenzo Vuolo (Varese). In May, the 8 finalists, selected by Gian Piero Alloisio, Franco Zanetti, Claudio Buja and Lucrezia Savino among 393 members, followed the writing workshops under the guidance of tutors Emanuele Dabbono and Simone Cremonini and performed the tests coordinated by Klaus Bonoldi (Director of A&R UMPG Italy).
The novelty of this edition is the involvement of young people interpreted by Genoese music schools: Gianluca Bellantone, Martina Cangelosi, Andrea Cosso, Marco Elba, Sonia Franzino, Matilda Marozzo, Sara Muzatsinda, Eros Povigna will sing eight songs written by the eight finalists. The best interpreter, designated by a jury of experts, will be awarded by Sabino Mogavero, director of Nuovo IMAIE.
The winner of “Genova per Voi” 2022 will receive a publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing Italia. SIAE will award a Plaque “To the best author”.
All finalists, free of age, will benefit from the registration for one year at SIAE. During the evening, Nuovo IMAIE will deliver a Plaque to the Giorgio Gaber Foundation in the person of President Paolo Dal Bon to commemorate the great Milanese artist. All events are free admission subject to availability. For the screening of the film “The new Genoese school” we thank Zenit Distribution and the Gagarin Film and Format productions.