East Midlands: Are you the next big thing in UK songwriting?

Lucy Spraggan. Picture: Glenn Ashley
Lucy Spraggan. Picture: Glenn Ashley
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Future Music is launching a UK songwriting contest to find the best songwriters in the UK.

Future Music are the company behind the discovery of many of the best new songwriters in the UK today such Jacob Banks, Birdy, Luke Friend and Lucy Spraggan.

The contest will provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to get their music heard and potentially get signed.

There is also the opportunity to perform in a Grand Final showcase in London.

A prestigious panel of music industry judges are at every stage of the contest, offering songwriters exposure of their music to the most influential decision-makers in the music industry, including A&R representatives who work for the UK’s three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.

The contest is open to all ages.

However there will be additional categories for songwriters under the ages of 15 and 18.

There will also be additional awards for categories within different genres, including rock, country, jazz, pop, world, rhythm & blues, hip hop, urban, Christian, gospel, Latin, electronic and folk.

Acts don’t need a professional recording to enter the competition as entries will be judged on their originality, melody, composition, lyrics (where applicable) and their potential to be a hit.

The winning acts that make the Grand Final showcase in London will have the chance to perform at Dingwalls, a world-renowned venue right in the hub of London’s music scene in Camden.

This is a venue which has hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters in the past.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes and want your song-writing heard by music industry professionals, go to www.songwritingcompetitionuk.com/enter-songwriting-contest and get involved.