Violet Skies

How songwriters can receive £10,000 to boost their careers

November 10, 2018 in Competitions, News

Writer Producer Fund gives financial support to songwriters and composers. Here are the latest writer-producers who will receive career-changing funding…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

The ISC 2018 deadline is approaching

September 8, 2018 in Competitions, News

International Songwriting Competition is open for entries, offering a chance to win a share of $150,000 in cash and prizes…

2018 Mercury Prize finalists announced

July 27, 2018 in Competitions, News

Lily Allen, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice are among this year’s award nominees, joined by debutants Novelist and Jorga Smith…

Priscilla Renea Hairston

2018 USA Songwriting Competition deadline looms

May 9, 2018 in Competitions, News

The contest is still accepting entries from around the world, offering a top prize of cash and merch worth $50,000…

Eileen Quigley

Revealing the winner of our Christmas Gift Guide competition

February 15, 2018 in Competitions, News

The lucky person who received all 10 products in our festive kit list was a very grateful, Scottish, budding singer-songwriter…

Andie Case and Usher

Songwriter wins first global mobile talent contest

December 18, 2017 in Competitions, News

Usher awards $1 million to singer-songwriter Andie Case for her “unique voice and original music” and announces new Megastar competition…

Christmas gift guide

Win! The Songwriting Christmas Gift Guide

December 14, 2017 in Competitions, News

Be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in our gift list with this seasonal competition…

Sampha 'Process' album

Sampha’s ‘Process’ wins 2017 Mercury Prize

September 14, 2017 in Competitions, News

The South Londoner’s debut is the judges’ top album in this year’s celebration to promote the best of British music…

Stuart Epps

UK Songwriting Contest deadline approaching

September 10, 2017 in Competitions, News

As part of the grand prize package, renowned music producer Stuart Epps has agreed to work with the winning songwriter…

Faouzia

Canadian teen wins Unsigned Only 2017

September 7, 2017 in Competitions, News

The annual competition’s grand prize was awarded to 17-year-old Faouzia – the first time a teenager has won the contest…

Matt Epp and Faouzia

The ISC unveils 2017 judges

August 7, 2017 in Competitions, News

International Songwriting Competition kicks off with another stellar judging panel comprising Lorde, Tom Waits, Perry Farrell, Ziggy Marley and more…

Tim Schou

International Acoustic Music Awards opens

August 2, 2017 in Competitions, News

The 14th annual IAMA – a competition promoting acoustic music performance and artistry, which discovered Meghan Trainor – is open…

BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt (left) and Nathan Morgan

ACM’s BASCA scholarship winner announced

July 29, 2017 in Competitions, News

Nathan Morgan is 2017 recipient of the exclusive award and will start a free three-year Songwriting and Artist Development programme…

Salute Music Makers competition

Salute songwriting contest now free to enter

July 22, 2017 in Competitions, News

The success of the Music Makers competition permits the removal of its entry fee allowing free access for all entrants…

Camilla Destiny

Enter Our Songwriting Competition!

July 14, 2017 in Competitions, News

Working together with Space Promotions, Songwriting is bringing you the chance to win a songwriting session with a noted songwriter…

Global Music Awards

Global Music Awards open for entries

July 1, 2017 in Competitions, News

The music competition welcomes participation from any artists, bands, singers, songwriters and composers, who submit an original piece of music…

The Music Development Agency

The Music Development Agency announces launch

June 10, 2017 in Competitions, News

Coinciding with the opening of a recording studio in NYC, the platform aims to propel growth for musicians and brands…

black microphone recording

Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry…

Steve Levine

JBL announces UK singer-songwriter contest

May 8, 2017 in Competitions, News

Loudspeaker brand’s new competition offers the chance to win a PA system and recording day with Grammy-winning producer Steve Levine…

ReverbNation Competition…Runners-Up

ReverbNation Songwriting Competition… Runners-up

May 2, 2017 in Competitions, Features

Our magazine presented the best. Now we’re giving you the finest of the rest, as we profile the five runners-up…

Coldplay

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

April 20, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…

Siana – Open Mic UK

Open Mic UK 2017 audition dates released

April 19, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

The annual music competition that discovered Birdy kicks off with showcase events taking place in 14 regions across the country…