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WRITING A SONG TO PERFORM TO INDUSTRY JUDGES

Have you been writing a song? Do you think it’s good enough to be a hit and want the opportunity to get it heard by music industry professionals? Future Music's song writing competition has various events all over the UK for your songs to be heard by an industry judging panel starting in January. View the Future Music song writing competition judging dates below.

Judging panel days are limited, so be quick not sorry! CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR SONG INTO THE SONGWRITING CONTEST.

2017 SONG WRITING PERFORMANCE DATES

Sunday 20th August 2017 PMRoyal Northern College of Music Studio 4, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD 

Saturday 26th August 2017 PMNational Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT 

Sunday 27th August 2017 Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB 

Sunday 10th September 2017 PMThe 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR 

Saturday 16th September 2017 AMThe Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 4AG 

Saturday 16th September 2017 PMTobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF 

Sunday 17th September 2017 AM; Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford Essex CM2 9FH (If using Sat Nav; CM2 9RX) 

Sunday 17th September 2017 PM; White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ 

Sunday 17th September 2017 AMThe Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB 

Sunday 17th September 2017 PM;  Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield S1 2JA 

Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE 

Sunday 24th September 2017 Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB 

Sunday 24th September 2017 Dance HQ 411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA 

Thursday 28th September 2017 (evening auditions) Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP

Friday 29th September 2017 (evening auditions) River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ 

Saturday 30th September 2017 AMWhite Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ 

Saturday 30th September 2017 PM; Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3ST 

Reading TBC

WRITING A SONG FOR THE SONGWRITING COMPETITION

At the performance dates you will be showcasing your song in front of music industry judges which include as the competition gets more prestigious, record label A&R from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music. If you love writing music, check out all the music industry song writing competition judges that will be judging your song writing talent.

Places are limited, so be quick not sorry! Registering well in advance will secure your place in front of the judging panel and avoid disappointment. Enter Songwriting Contest now to get your song writing efforts heard in front of the judges.

PERFORMANCE DATE SCHEDULE

The competition will require a musical and/or vocal performance before a panel of judges where the song will need to be performed by you the song writer or by a singer on your behalf. We ask that you prepare an edit of your song of up to 2 minutes in length per song and no longer. Remember it’s all about first impressions, so ensure you put the best of your song in the intro for maximum impact and get the chorus in early! Performances to the judging panel are closed to the public and will be in front of a professional music industry judging panel.

WHAT MUSIC GENRES CAN ENTER THE SONG WRITING COMPETITION?

The song writing competition is open to all genres! There will also be song writing awards for categories of genres including; Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Urban, Christian, Gospel, Latin, Electronic and Folk. Those performing the song whether yourself or another singer can use a backing track, perform acapella or with up to two backing instruments (not supplied), which can be played by yourself or backing musicians.

If you are successful in front of the judging panel you will go on to perform at a Regional Final showcase. The Regional Final showcase will be in the best venue in your region and you will be performing for a place straight into the National Grand Final.

Enter Songwriting Contest here to have the opportunity to play your song to some of the most influential people in the country.

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