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Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition Feedback.

MILTON KEYNES SONGWRITING COMPETITION  

Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition: In a bid to to be successful and progress through to the next round of the Future Music Songwriting Competition, Milton Keynes’s best songwriters each performed their songs at the Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition, which took place at Milton Keynes C.C this weekend. They were hoping to impress the music industry judging panel.

The judges for the Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition were:

Milton Keynes’s Songwriting Competition: It isn’t possible for all songs to receive feedback so find selective feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of Future Music, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts. Please take the feedback on board with a view to helping in the future.

Milton Keynes songwriters wanted to impress the judges, check out more feedback here.

Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition Feedback

Juliette – This song told a good story and we liked the flow of it. Going forwards, potentially look to give the chorus more of a hook as it could be bigger. Click here for songwriting tips – how to write a chorus.

Julie – One More Day; This song had a good verse but the chorus felt more like a pre-chorus. Click here for songwriting tips – how to write a chorus. Goodbye Angel; This song had a great opening and a good use of repetition. The verse potentially has an over-use of harmonies in it.

Dave – Your song was really well delivered and we felt it could be a rock ballad if it was a little slower. The song was well structured but needs more of a hook, try to work on the volume in sections of the song and build on it. Click here for more advice on musical dynamics.

Martina – This was a sweet song with nice lyrics and lots of emotion in it. Going forwards look to work on getting more of a hook in to the song to make it catchier. Click here for more advice on musical dynamics.

Feedback for the Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition

Lydia – This was a strong song which would be great for a musical. It has a good structure – we loved the verse and it has a strong bridge but the chorus doesn’t quite live up to these so going forwards look to work on this. Click here for songwriting tips – how to write a chorus.

George – Even Love; This was a sweet song which has the feel good factor! It had a great structure and good lyrics; we also really liked the short and snappy chorus. Belong here; This song had a lovely rhythm and well defined sections but now look to give it more of a hook. Click here for more advice on musical dynamics.

Lorett – Alone; This was a nice folk song with a cool breakdown and a nice vibe. There was also good light and shade throughout the song. Sandy; This had a nice Spanish guitar rift but needs more of a melody – potentially look to include one vocally rather than on guitar. Click here for more advice on musical dynamics.

Neil – Crossing love; This song had nice lyrical content and good vibes. It made us want to dance! Potentially look to include a breakdown – maybe for the audience to join in with the line ‘burning love’? The chorus was strong but the verses could now be built on. Click here for more information on song structure for songwriters.

Milton Keynes Songwriting Competition 

Don't miss out! Make sure to enter Songwriting Contest now if you have a talent for songwriting! 

The Milton Keynes Regional Winners of the songwriting competition will be asked to perform at a Grand Final showcase at Dingwalls in London. They will be performing on the same stage that has hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters.

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