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The Young Songwriter 2018 competition

Don’t miss out on seeing some of the top young songwriters across the UK perform their award winning songs at our Young Songwriter 2018 Live Showcase at Westfield, W12, Sunday 10th June, 2-5pm.  The 36 young songwriters performing include the 2018 winners, finalists and a selection of highly commended entrants. SAYS18 Judges include, Tom Odell, Imelda May, Lucie Silvas & Guy Chambers.

We wrote a song to remind the world that everyone has a right to be loved, has a right to belong and a right to a brighter future.

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…I just really enjoyed the music, and could actually feel the people behind the songs, which has to be pretty close to the whole point of writing!

Eg WhiteAward-winning songwriter/producer

…It’s a fantastic opportunity for aspiring tunesmiths up and down the country to showcase their songs to music industry insiders.

Boris JohnsonMayor of London

I found the quality of songwriting to be surprisingly creative and quite advanced, yet refreshingly young and vibrant. What a wonderful outlet for communication.

Denzyl FeigelsonFounder of AWAL, and advisor to Apple

It was most impressive to hear young writers singing or rapping about their own lives without any outside input or help from adults.

Tom RobinsonBBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music

I was so impressed by the standard of the entries and know that Britain’s musical future is in safe hands.

Nicky CoxEditor of First News

I am impressed and delighted by the outstanding young talent which Song Academy has discovered across the UK. Song Academy’s fresh approach is set to enrich music education in the UK.

Ed VaizeyGovernment Minister for Creative Industries

I support anything that encourages children to find their way into the world of music, especially something like Song Academy which requires no formal training and their emphasis is on fun and self-expression.

Jamie TheakstonHeart FM

The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition offers young songwriters a golden opportunity to showcase their music and get invaluable feedback at a really formative time in their development.

Myles Keller Director of PRS for Music

We’ve been really proud to be part of such a creative and inspiring song writing competition and have been moved by some of the entries we’ve heard along the way.

Adrian LarkinAudioBoom

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Autumn Term 2018 places available

Increase your child’s confidence and ability to express themselves powerfully – skills for life. Develop creative lyric writing & composition skills, advance musicality, perform powerfully and learn from inspiring professionals. A unique platform to stand out and be heard.

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Tailored for musical & creative young people aged 8-10, 11-14 and 15-18.  It’s aimed at both those new to songwriting and those who’ve been writing their own songs for several years.

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The Young Songwriter 2018 Live Showcase, 10th June

Don't miss out on seeing some of the top young songwriters across the UK perform their award winning songs at our Young Songwriter 2018 Live Showcase at Westfield, Shepherd's Bush, Westfield Square on Sunday 10th June, 2-5pm.  The 36 young…
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SAYS18 Finalist, Mia Bran, aged 12 from Kensal Green, Brent

Congratulations to Mia for being a Young Songwriter 2018 Finalist with her song ‘City’.  Here’s a bit about Mia and her songwriting. https://soundcloud.com/song-academy/city-mia-bran?in=song-academy/sets/finalists-8-12-year-category What…
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SAYS18 Finalist, Daisy Powell, aged 11 from Banbury, Oxfordshire

Congratulations to Daisy for being a Young Songwriter 2018 Finalist with her song ‘Interweaving’.  Here’s a bit about Daisy and her songwriting. https://soundcloud.com/song-academy/interweaving-daisy-grace-powell?in=song-academy/sets/finalists-8-12-year-category What…