It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to close down this year’s competition.
Unfortunately, despite a significant number of entries last year, this year we have received an insufficient number of entries to make it a viable competition.
We hope to relaunch this at some point in the future but having discussed the above with our sponsors, we have decided to close the competition for 2017.
We wish you the very best of success with your songwriting and hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming courses!
Cornbury Festival Giveaway 19th June 2017
As an additional incentive to enter #NextBigSongwriter 2017 we are giving away 2 x tickets to Cornbury Festival 2017!
All you need to do is enter the competition before midnight on 23rd June and you will automatically be entered into the prize draw! What are you waiting for? Good luck!
Elevator Pitch 15th May 2017
This week at #NextBigSongwriter we want to get to know YOU!
We know how difficult it is to sell yourselves - that's why we're encouraging all unsigned songwriters to film a short 'elevator pitch' video on why they might be The UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year 2017!
You can film the video on your phone, laptop, tablet - even film it standing on your head!
Simply tweet the video to our Twitter handle @NextSongwriter & add I AM UK's #NextBigSongwriter
If you're struggling for content here are some ideas:
- introduce yourself: how did you get into songwriting? - what was your first song about? - what inspires you? - what makes you different?
The funnier and crazier - the better! We'll retweet EVERY entry!
If you're video shy - don't worry, just take your funniest selfie & tell us in your tweet why you could be The UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year 2017!
PS - We'll also be sharing some tips on best practise from our expert friends throughout the week
Mental Health Awareness Week - 10th May 2017
This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week and we're proud to be behind the amazing work of our chosen charity - Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.
Did you know 2 out of 3 adults are affected by mental illness❓
The below video shows how Nordoff Robbins uses music therapy to help improve the lives of some of those affected.
Each song you enter into the competition will support their life changing work.
Help Us Find UK's #NextBigSongwriter 2017 - 2nd May 2017
We're on a mission to find some of the UK's most talented up and coming songwriters! This week our search heads to Twitter - do you know an unsigned songwriter looking for their big break? Or are you a songwriter yourself hoping to get your music out there? If so let us know!
Simply tweet our Twitter handle @NextSongwriter with the Twitter handle of an unsigned songwriter, who you think could be in with a chance of winning - we will retweet all of your suggestions!
Are You The UK's #NextBigSongwriter 2017? - 1st May 2017
Do you know an unsigned songwriter looking for their big break? Entry for The UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year 2017 Competition is now open!
After the success of last year's competition, we're delighted to announce that The UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year will run again in 2017!
Last year we raised over £7,000 for our chosen charities of Nordoff Robbins and Stand Up To Cancer. This year the competition will be even bigger and all proceeds will be donated solely to Nordoff Robbins.
The competition will open for entries on 1st May 2017.