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…

Feargal Sharkey

New contest Salute-ing music makers

March 22, 2017 in Competitions, News

An original music competition with a £50,000 cash prize is launched by Salute, an enterprise designed to empower UK talent…

American Authors

2017 USA Songwriting Competition opens

March 17, 2017 in Competitions, News

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

Skrizzly Adams

Songwriting contest reopens for Christmas

December 22, 2016 in Competitions, News

The International Songwriting Competition is accepting submissions for 2016 with a discounted entry fee as part of a holiday promotion…

Rag'n'Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man is BRITs Critics’ Choice

December 8, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Rory Graham gets the annual award ahead of Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa, on the strength of his chart-dominating single ‘Human’…

Slaves

PPL and PRS for Music to invest in UK artists

November 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The new partnership will support musicians that apply for funding through two initiatives, including grants to perform at SXSW 2017…

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Foundation launches cover contest

October 31, 2016 in Competitions, News

Fans are invited to recreate classic ‘Back To Black’ songs in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album’s release…

British songwriters

British songwriters lead race for Song Of The Year

October 6, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Adele and Ed Sheeran are among those in the running for the title at the BMI London Awards next week…

Ingrid Andress

Unsigned Only 2016 winners declared

September 26, 2016 in Competitions, News

This year’s UO music competition sees Colorado songwriter Ingrid Andress crowned as grand prize winner, and the 2017 contest opens…

Skepta

Skepta takes home the 25th Mercury Music Prize

September 15, 2016 in Competitions, News

The grime artist is declared the winner of this year’s award with his fourth album ‘Konnichiwa’, over odds-on favourite Bowie…

50th CMA Awards

2016 CMA Awards nominees revealed

August 31, 2016 in Competitions, News

Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton top the final list of nominees for the 50th Country Music Association Awards…