The Institute and Shure Songwriting Award 2013

Published 10 years ago on March 12, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

The Institute and Shure Songwriting Award 2013-

It's officially here! The launch of the Shure SongwritingAward 2013 in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary MusicPerformance has finally arrived.

This acclaimed award, which has previously been judged by AmyMcDonald, K.T. Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Everything Everything,aims to provide hard working, talented songwriters with therecognition that they deserve.

So if you are a songwriter looking to make a career out of yourtalent, why not take part in this year's award competition? Firstprize is a unique opportunity to attend, free of charge, thefantastic one-year Cert HE in Songwriting course at the Instituteworth over £5,000! Studying at the Institute, you will be able totake part in regular live showcase events, professionally developyour talent and have direct access to leading industryprofessionals. The winner will also receive a performancemicrophone and a studio microphone from Shure worth £500 whilst therunner up will get a Shure SM58 microphone and a pair of ShureSRH440 studio headphones.

Last year's winner Mairead Furlong, who is currently taking fulladvantage of her award, said:

"It was such a privilege to be awarded the Shure SongwritingAward last year. To be given the chance to develop my talent andskills on the songwriting degree course, as well as benefiting fromthe many opportunities that arise at the Institute to write,collaborate and perform has been such a fantastic opportunity. I amlearning so much and having the best year of my life. I wouldhighly recommend this course to anybody who aspires to be asongwriter or an artist performing their own material. I would liketo thank everyone who voted for me and those who selected me as thewinner!"

This competition, and the course of study that the winnersattend, has a fantastic reputation for developing successfulsongwriters and this year will be no different.

To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to www.ShureSongwritingAward.combefore 29th April 2013. You will then have four weeks to try andgain as many public votes as possible. Finally a combination of anexpert panel of judges will select a top 8, the winner will then beselected by a top secret celebrity judge to be announced at a laterdate.

This could be your chance - it could be your song chosen thisyear!

For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions orfor further information visit the award website


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