Young Songwriter 2018 competition now open for entries

ICMP is delighted to be a sponsor of the Song Academy’s Young Songwriter 2018 competition.

Now in its seventh year, the contest is the leading international competition for young songwriters aged between eight and 18 years old.

All those taking part will have their music judged by the likes of Tom Odell, Imelda May, Guy Chambers, former ICMP songwriting student Jessica Sharman as well as many of the tutors in the ICMP Songwriting faculty.

Paul Stanborough, an ICMP tutor and Guy Chambers’ in-house producer, programmer and engineer, will also work on the winning song.

Tom Odell, Ivor Novello winning singer songwriter, said:

When I was 13 years old I started writing songs, and over the following years I became more and more obsessed with it. But the thing that always kept me awake at night was how to get them out there for people to hear them.

‘This is why I think the Song Academy Young Songwriter competition is a great way to inspire and help through this process, and it’s something I wish had been around when I was starting out. I can’t wait to hear the songs!’

Anyone interested in taking part needs to submit their music by midnight GMT on 8th April 2018.

Entrants need to submit MP3 audio files of their songs and lyrics. Each entrant may enter up to five songs and an additional five joint entries. The entry fee is £5 per song to cover admin costs.

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