We're delighted to have support from some huge names in the songwriting world.
"With a changing music industry, new musicians need support now more than ever.'The Unsigned Songwriter of the Year' initiative does that, as well as raising money for charity"
"What an amazing way to raise money for a great cause! Every unsigned songwriter in the country should get writing for this competition!"
“This is a great opportunity for up and coming songwriters…which are hard to come by. It is also for a great cause, good luck to everyone who enters.”
"Some people say "It is the singer not the song". I would say it is always the song. A good singer can sometimes make a weak song sound ok but a good song will make even an average song sound good. It may be true that"You can't judge a book by its cover" but you can judge a song by its covers! Good luck to all the songwriters taking part in this exciting and worthwhile project"
Mike Rutherford (Genesis/Mike & The Mechanics)
"Songwriting has always been the most important part of the music world - as I've always said, an amazing voice is not so special without THE SONG. I feel the music world is starting to remember this again."
"The opportunity to raise money for charity and uncover a new, exciting songwriting talent at the same time, is something I am definitely up for. Lets do it!”
"Great songwriters have never been in short supply in the UK. Here's an initiative to find a wholenew generation to continue our inspiring musical journey and heritage... don't worry about getting it right, just write it!"
Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers)
"Rather than putting fame or celebrity at its centre this is ALL about the song itself. This is a real platform for real talent and supports artists AND an excellent cause."
"There is so much untapped talent in the UK. This is a great opportunity and platform to launch undiscovered songwriters and raise money for such a worthwhile charity."
“Songwriting is the most wonderful catharsis. A song can heal you, a song can stir up your feelings, a song can bring you happiness, a song can make you want to dance/cry/laugh/smile/love.... It is so important to draw attention to the up and coming songwriters in the UK that have the ability to elicit these emotions from us. Using this competition as a way to support such an incredible cause is a wonderful and truly beautiful idea and I hope it far exceeds the target!"