GET READY TO ENTER OUR YOUNG SONGWRITER 2017 COMPETITION!
Our Young Songwriter 2017 is open for entries from 1 February until 2 April 2017. Now in it’s 6th year, The Song Academy Young Songwriter Competition is the leading nationwide songwriting competition for 8-18 year olds that champions the creative talents of young people across the UK and Ireland with a new category for international young songwriters. We provide the opportunity for aspiring young songwriters to get their songs heard and stand out to key people in the music industry – with the opportunity to perform in a live showcase in London, perform at The SSE Arena Wembley in the Voice In A Million show, win some great prizes and connect with each other as part of our vibrant community of young songwriters.
Entries can be submitted individually or in collaboration with friends, school class or family (entries with more than one participant must provide details of all participants on the entry form).
Each entrant may submit up to 5 songs (and 5 additional joint entries). Songs must be under 4 minutes in duration and sent in MP3 format via the entry form or uploaded via Soundcloud to the Song Academy Soundcloud account. Entry costs £5 per song to cover administration costs.
Entrants don’t need a professional recording as they will be judged on their originality, lyrics, melody, composition and potential to be a smash hit! However, a good recording can most certainly help to enhance the impact of your song (see the Song Academy blog posts on recording tips). Each age group of the competition will have a winner and 2 runners-up. Plus there will be a separate winner and 2 runners-up for the new international category.
Get expert feedback on your songs before you enter – check out our song feedback service to develop your songwriting talents.
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Eg is primarily known for his work with successful commercial pop acts such as Adele, Florence and the Machine, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, Will Young, James Morrison, Pink, Maverick Sabre and Rebecca Ferguson.
Rumer’s debut album, ‘Seasons Of My Soul’, was released via Atlantic Records to commercial and critical acclaim in November 2010. It has since sold over million copies, been nominated for two Brit Awards (Best British Female, Best British Breakthrough Act), and earned Rumer the much-coveted Mojo Award for Breakthrough Act. The impact of such sudden success culminated around the release of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, 2012’s eclectic and impassioned covers record based on male songwriters from the 70’s. In conjunction with a well-documented struggle with Bipolar Disorder, the album still reached #3 in the UK charts, formed many unexpected relationships with the legends she covered, and she performed at The White House for President Obama.
Co-produced by Rob Shirakbari, ‘Into Colour’ is the same Rumer you first fell for, but in a mood you may have not heard her in previously. Musically, it’s more upbeat and sensual, expanding the Technicolour Bacharach sound to further incorporate elements of Philly grooves, Soul, and on the thrilling, once-bitten-twice-shy rush of first single and UK airplay hit ‘Dangerous’, even Disco.
Her latest album This Girl’s In Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook was released in November 2016.