UK Songwriting Contest – prizes and judges update‏

Dear Songwriter,

The 2015 UK Songwriting Contest is now open for entries from all songwriters from around the world to showcase their work to the music industry in London, UK and to have their songs examined and marked by expert judges. Entry forms are at the official contest website at http://songwritingcontest.co.uk

THE 2015 STUART EPPS PRIZE
The legendary british producer (and UKSC contest judge) Stuart Epps will work with this year’s UK Songwriting Contest winner! Stuart has worked with some of the world’s greatest songwriters including Elton John, Oasis, Robbie Williams and George Harrison and this year we are pleased to announce that in 2015 one UKSC entrant will be chosen to work with Stuart as part of the Epps Music Productionsstable of songwriters and artists. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with top names in the business and develop your songwrting and industry contacts. Stuart has made a short video talking about the UKSC and about songwriting and he describes how he has learned to spot a good song after working with some of the best in the business. Watch Stuart’s video here

OTHER PRIZES
Other prizes this year include THE MOZART AWARDS from the makers of the outstanding Mozart music software, international SCO Song Copyright Registrations, memberships of the Guild of International Sogwriters and Composers, memberships of Broadjam, musical instruments and more. In addition all winners will be featured on the Best Of UKSC promotional album which is sent to our industry contacts each year and has led to many radio and major TV appearances, playlistings, international press coverage, deals and contracts, co writing partnerships and singles releases for UKSC entrants.

JUDGES
The UKSC judges are without doubt among the best in the business and include Multi Platinum #1 hit songwriter Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguileira, Meat Loaf, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Ronan Keating, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Jessie J, NSYNC and many more); BRIT Award winning songwriter and Britney Spears’ Musical Director Simon Ellis; Sting’s producer and Grammy and Emmy Winner Kipper Eldridge; legendary british producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis etc); the top producer, arranger and author Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Mariah Carey); CMA Award winning country star Lucie Diamond; the successful Film and TV composer Jamie Serafi; number one chart topping hit songwriter Mark Cawley and the UKSC winner and Platinum Album artist Natalie Chua (who was signed by Simon Cowell after winning the UKSC).

CATEGORIES
The entry categories this year are: Pop, Lyrics Only, Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Love Songs, Acoustic & Folk, Under 18s, Music Videos, Jazz & Blues, Country, Christian/Faith, R&B/HipHop/Rap, Instrumental, Open/Other Category, Electronic/Dance/Ambient and Christmas Songs. Full details and descriptions of the song categories are on the contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk

HOW TO ENTER
Visit the official contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk for the entry forms. Use these simple forms to enter your song in a few easy clicks. All songwriters from any country may enter.

Everyone who enters this respected international event (formed in association with The BRIT Trust) is told the judges score for each song and everyone gets an official UKSC Certificate with details of their achievements and placements. There are also valuable guaranteed gifts and prizes worth many times the entry fee for everyone including song pitching opportunities and songwriting courses. In the words of the UK’s Channel 4 Television: “The UK Songwriting Contest does what it says on the tin! This is a real chance for new songwriters to break into the music business”. No other contest offers so much or works so hard for the songwriters who enter – and the entry fee has not been raised in 14 years to keep it affordable for all songwriters.

We wish you every success in this year’s event and in your future songwriting.

Best wishes,
UK Songwriting Contest
www.songwritingcontest.co.uk

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