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SONGWRITING COMPETITION

Get your songs and music noticed by entering the UK's biggest songwriting competition!

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Songwriting competition: Future Music have launched a brand new competition just for songwriters. The songwriting competition is set to find the best songwriters in the UK. The songwriting competition will provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to get their music heard and potentially get signed.

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A prestigious panel of music industry judges are at every stage of the songwriting competition, offering songwriters the opportunity to have their music heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry. Previous Future Music competition judges have included A&R representatives from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses. View our songwriting competition judges here.

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SHOWCASE YOUR SONGWRITING

If you make it to the songwriting competition’s winners’ Grand Final showcase in London, you’ll perform at the legendary Dingwalls in the hub of London’s music scene in Camden. This world-renowned music venue has hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters.

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The Future Music Songwriting Competition is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of many of the best songwriters in the UK such as:

  • Atlantic Record's Jacob Banks
  • Warner Music’s Birdy
  • Sony Music's Luke Friend
  • Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan

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SONGWRITING CATEGORIES

The songwriting competition will be open to all, with regional and national winners plus additional categories for songwriters under the age of 15 and 18. There will also be additional songwriting awards for categories of genres including; Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Urban, Christian, Gospel, Latin, Electronic and Folk.

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

Enter your song into the songwriting competition by clicking here.

Songwriting Tips

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    GUITAR TECHNIQUES

    Guitar techniques on using dynamics.

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  • SONG STRUCTURE FOR SONGWRITERS


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    Song Structure for Songwriters: So you want to write a hit song? Deciding upon your song structure is one of the most important judgments to …

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  • MUSICAL DYNAMICS


    MUSICAL DYNAMICS

    Varying musical dynamics whilst singing

     

    Musical Dynamics: Tips on how a songwriter can use musical dynamics to enhance their performance. Musical dynamics are a tool that all singers can use to prevent their performance …

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  • PERFORMING SONG COVERS


    PERFORMING SONG COVERS

    How to perform song covers originally

     

    Performing Song Covers: If you are struggling for inspiration to write songs, you may consider choosing song covers instead. This is obviously a big risk to take, so before you …

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  • PLANNING A MUSIC EVENT


    PLANNING A MUSIC EVENT

    Planning a music event before, during and after.

     

    Planning a Music Event: Promotion is one of the most important factors of a music event. Knowing how to successful promote when planning a music event is essential for …

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  • GUITAR PLAYING - WARM UPS


    GUITAR PLAYING - WARM UPS

    Information about guitar playing warm ups 

     

    Guitar Playing Warm Ups: The most underrated part of playing but perhaps one of the most crucial is guitar warm up. Carrying out a guitar playing warm ups routine …

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  • TIPS ON PLAYING GUITAR


    TIPS ON PLAYING GUITAR

    Tips to help you when performing and playing guitar

     

    Tips on Playing Guitar: Playing guitar whilst performing can throw off even the most experienced of performers so you will maybe have to have the mindset as if you& …

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Songwriting Feedback

  • SONGWRITING TIPS – GRAND FINAL FEEDBACK


    SONGWRITING TIPS – GRAND FINAL FEEDBACK

    Songwriting Tips from the Winners Songwriting Competition Grand Final.

    Songwriting Tips: Future Music’s Songwriting Competition Grand Final took place this weekend at the world-renowned music …

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  • SONGWRITING CONTEST– GRAND FINAL FEEDBACK


    SONGWRITING CONTEST– GRAND FINAL FEEDBACK

    2015 Songwriting Contest Feedback from the Runners Up Songwriters Grand Final.

    Songwriting Contest: Future Music’s Songwriting Contest Grand Final took place this weekend at the world- …

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  • READING UK SONGWRITING CONTEST


    READING UK SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Songwriter's feedback provided at the Reading UK Songwriting Contest

    Reading UK Songwriting Contest: Future Music’s songwriting competition came to Sub89 in Reading this weekend for the Reading UK songwriting …

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  • SOUTHAMPTON SONGWRITING CONTEST


    SOUTHAMPTON SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Songwriter's feedback is provided at the Southampton songwriting contest

    Southampton Songwriting Contest: Talented songwriters came to The Engine Rooms in Southampton this weekend for the Southampton songwriting …

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  • MANCHESTER SONGWRITING CONTEST


    MANCHESTER SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Songwriters came to showcase their songs at the Manchester Songwriting Contest

    Manchester Songwriting Contest: Songwriters from the Manchester came to perform on stage this weekend to showcase their songwriting …

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  • SHEFFIELD SONGWRITING CONTEST


    SHEFFIELD SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Feedback was provided for songwriter’s at the Sheffield Songwriting Contest

    Sheffield Songwriting Contest: The best songwriters in the Sheffield area came to perform at the Sheffield Songwriting Contest. The …

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  • CAMDEN SONGWRITING CONTEST


    CAMDEN SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Songwriter's feedback was given at the Camden songwriting contest

    Camden Songwriting Contest: The best songwriters from Camden and its surrounding area came to the Camden songwriting contest this weekend to showcase …

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Songwriting Contest News

  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN LIVERPOOL


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN LIVERPOOL

    The largest search for UK songwriters comes to Liverpool.

    UK Songwriting Contest in Liverpool: The largest search for UK songwriters is coming to Liverpool. The UK Songwriting Contest in Liverpool is a brand …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN READING


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN READING

    Fancy showcasing your songwriting? Check out the brand new UK Songwriting Contest!

    UK Songwriting Contest in Reading: If you are a songwriter from Reading or around the area you should check out the new UK …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN MILTON KEYNES


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN MILTON KEYNES

    Calling all talented songwriters from Milton Keynes - The UK Songwriting Contest is looking for you!

    UK Songwriting Contest in Milton Keynes: The brand new UK Songwriting Contest is calling all talented …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN BRISTOL


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN BRISTOL

    The new UK Songwriting Contest is coming to Bristol.

    UK Songwriting Contest in Bristol: Future Music has launched a brand new UK Songwriting Contest and it is coming to Bristol. The UK Songwriting Contest in …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN SHEFFIELD


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN SHEFFIELD

    Future Music's brand new Songwriting Contest in Sheffield.

    UK Songwriting Contest in Sheffield: Future Music boasts an impressive list of established songwriters, and now they are looking to find the next best …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN SOUTHAMPTON


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN SOUTHAMPTON

    The largest UK Songwriting Contest comes to Southampton.

    UK Songwriting Contest in Southampton: The company behind the discovery of many of the best songwriters, Future Music, have produced a new Songwrting …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN BRIGHTON


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN BRIGHTON

    Want the chance to potentially get signed as a songwriter? Enter the UK Songwriting Contest in Brighton! 

    UK Songwriting Contest in Brighton: The brand new UK Songwriting Contest is in search for the best …

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  • UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN NEWCASTLE


    UK SONGWRITING CONTEST IN NEWCASTLE

    Get your songwriting heard at the UK Songwriting Contest in Newcastle!  

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