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…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

ISC announces 2016 judging panel

August 20, 2016 in Competitions, News

This year’s International Songwriting Competition judges include recording artists Chris Cornell, Tom Waits, American Authors, Lorde, Ziggy Marley and Donovan…

Bands @ NAMM 2017

Want to perform at NAMM 2017?

August 6, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Bands @ NAMM program gives artists the chance to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages…

Mercury Prize 2016 albums artwork

Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

August 4, 2016 in Competitions, News

Nominations for 2016’s album of the year have been announced and include David Bowie, Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka and The 1975…

Dallas Songwriters Association

Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest opens

July 31, 2016 in Competitions, News

The DSA’s annual songwriting competition for amateur songwriters is now open for entry, with a prize fund worth over $5,000…

David Stark and Ruby Sky

Prizes awarded at LIPA graduation day

July 28, 2016 in Competitions, News

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’ annual ceremony saw winning songwriters acknowledged by Songlink and top production graduate declared by MPG…

Fuelling The Fire tour poster

Win a support slot on ska-punk UK tour

July 11, 2016 in Competitions, News

Local bands to compete to join ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake, reggae group The Skints and LA’s Mariachi El Bronx…

American Songwriting Awards

American Songwriting Awards winners announced

July 4, 2016 in Competitions, News

BP Publishing declares 2016’s winning entries across all categories, with the grand prize awarded for a song about war veterans…

Distant Cousins

USA Songwriting Competition nears closing date

May 20, 2016 in Competitions, News

Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as gear…

Win tickets to Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival

May 19, 2016 in Competitions, Features

The sounds of southern cotton fields and Chicago speakeasies come to East Yorkshire – and you can experience them for…

UK Songwriting Contest

The 2016 UK Songwriting Contest is open

April 17, 2016 in Competitions, News

The annual competition is now open for entries, with new prizes including music gear, guaranteed gifts and coaching from songwriters…

USA Songwriting Competition

USA Songwriting Competition opens for entry

March 18, 2016 in Competitions, News

The 21st annual contest opens to songwriters globally, with a prize fund including radio airplay, $50,000 in cash and merchandise…

Brits 2016

BRIT Awards 2016 takes place

February 25, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

David Bowie honoured, with Coldplay, Björk and James Bay among the winners, but Adele dominates by taking home four awards…

Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

February 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless…

Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

February 11, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The Swedish hit songwriter and the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will be awarded the 2016 prize, founded by ABBA’s Stig Anderson…

Find Your Voice

A cappella songwriting contest returns

January 22, 2016 in Competitions, News

In its second year, The Vocal Company’s ‘Find Your Voice’ competition prepares to open for song submissions from acts worldwide…

Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt wins BBC’s Sound Of 2016

January 9, 2016 in Competitions, News

The Little Chalfont artist-producer has been named the winner of the BBC Music Sound Of 2016 ones to watch list…

UK Americana Awards 2016

UK Americana Awards nominations revealed

December 15, 2015 in Competitions, Events, News

The nominations shortlist is announced ahead of the first UK Americana Awards taking place in Hackney, London on 3 February…

Beverly Perry

Unsigned artist sweeps competition semis

November 12, 2015 in Competitions, News

Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter, Beverly Perry has achieved an unprecedented eleven entries in six categories of the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest semi-finals…

RVL Productions

Exciting new songwriting contest to launch next year

October 21, 2015 in Competitions, News

UK songwriters pay attention, because 2016 will offer you the chance to enter a songwriting competition offering a £50,000 prize…

Shure Vocal Mastery

Shure announces new vocal contest

September 27, 2015 in Competitions, Events, Gear, News

The mic manufacturer’s European arm begins a Vocal Mastery competition to win gear, an ACM masterclass and Metropolis Studios session…

SMSWF

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: winners announced

September 2, 2015 in Competitions, News

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Tennessee have announced the winners of their fourth annual song competition – full details…