It’s been another outstanding year for the Shure Songwriting Award. With over 70 entries from across the world, the field has been stronger than ever. The acclaimed award, which in the past has been judged by the likes of Everything Everything, Paloma Faith and Frank Turner, is the result of the ongoing partnership between the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Shure, and gives aspiring singer-songwriters a superb chance to hone and develop their talents.
With the chance to win a year’s free songwriting tuition at the Institute, as well as £500 pounds worth of Shure goodies, the competition was fierce, and this year’s judges had a challenge in picking a winner. On the judging panel were Institute alumni Igor, Remi and Elena, who together are the internationally renowned band Daughter, known for their singles “Smother” and “Youth”.
So we are very pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Shure Songwriting Award 2015, chosen and approved by Daughter, is Jasmin Moallem, with her song “Into the River”. Hailing from Jerusalem, Jasmin will join the Institute’s Cert HE Songwriting course in September, fully-funded for the whole year. Listen to her winning entry below.