ICMP is delighted to be a sponsor of the Song Academy’s Young Songwriter 2019 competition.

The competition is the leading international contest for young songwriters aged between eight and 18.

All those taking part will have their music judged by the likes of Tom Odell, Chris Difford, Imelda May, Guy Chambers, Nigel Elderton as well as many tutors from ICMP’s Songwriting faculty.

Sophie Daniels, ICMP’s Head of Songwriting, said: "We're excited to be once again partnering with the Song Academy on their Young Songwriter Competition. It offers a great platform for young writers to get their music heard.

I really enjoy the judging process and the passionate approach of the fantastic judging panel which brings together songwriting experts like Dr Simon Barber from Sodajerker, big name writers like Eg White and Guy Chambers and well-known artists like Tom Odell and Imelda May.”

We’ve worked with Song Academy to develop their assessment mechanisms and the whole creative department here has been in engaged in the process of working together to help build the thinking behind the competition." 

Young songwriters need to enter by 31st March for a chance to win top prizes ranging from a studio recording session to a professional music video and top of the range recording equipment.

In addition to these incredible prizes, selected entrants will be invited to perform at the coveted Song Academy 10th Anniversary Showcase at a top venue in London with special guest performances to be announced.

Visit songacademy.co.uk to find out more on how to enter and upload your songs. Entries open from 1st February. 

Study songwriting in London with ICMP

If you're interested in developing your songwriting, learning from our regular industry guests and collaborating within the vibrant ICMP creative community, then speak to our Admissions Team. They're on hand to help you find the right course that matches your ability and aspirations.

Contact the team on 020 7328 0222 or via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk and start your music career today.

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