The Mission

The House of Songs invites songwriters from around the world to share the universal language of music in collaborations designed to bridge cultures, build friendships and cultivate peace. Learn more about the history of the House here, and get to know our team members.

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The Experience

Involvement with the House of Songs, whether as a musician or sponsor, gives members access to a unique opportunity unlike any other collaborative program. Work with dedicated and experienced board of leaders, and make a wealth of new musical experiences and connections in both Austin and Northwest Arkansas. 

Get Involved

Whether you're a musician, a songwriter, an industry professional or simply curious about our mission, there's a place for you to get involved at the House. For some musicians, extended residencies offer the broadest experience. If you're near either of our houses, we're always seeking local co-writers to work with residents and perform at shows. If you're in the Austin area, our exciting new peer-to-peer program may offer a chance to deepen your ties with the Live Music Capital of America. As the House continues to grow and evolve, the insight, connections and support of industry leaders is a vital part of building and shaping the House's future. Any of these sound like you? Connect with us to learn more.

Our History

 The House of Songs invites songwriters from around the world to share the universal language of music in collaborations designed to bridge cultures, build friendships and cultivate peace.

Inspired by a collaboration between Troy Campbell and Poul Krebs, the House was envisioned at a writer's retreat on the Danish island Samsø, aka Song Island. In 2009, they started a one-year project to bring Danish artists to Austin. Recognizing music provides a conduit for connecting diverse cultures together, Campbell developed a plan to spread the concept to other parts of the world. The House of Songs has since sponsored collaborations in 13 countries and now operates out of Austin and Bentonville, Arkansas, where the second permanent location, The House of Songs Ozarks, opened in September 2017. 

House participants have had internationally charted songs, earned Grammy nominations and festival headlining slots and built lifelong bonds with musicians and fans. Envisioning international collaboration as the driving force for the future, The House of Songs continues to use music to open dialogues and build understanding and, ideally, global harmony.

Our Team

The House of Songs team is a small core of passionate individuals who care deeply about music and the communities it creates. As the House has grown, so has the team. Learn more about our dedicated staff members here.