The Institute and Shure Songwriting Award 2013
It's officially here! The launch of the Shure Songwriting
Award 2013 in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Music
Performance has finally arrived.
This acclaimed award, which has previously been judged by Amy
McDonald, K.T. Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Everything Everything,
aims to provide hard working, talented songwriters with the
recognition that they deserve.
So if you are a songwriter looking to make a career out of your
talent, why not take part in this year's award competition? First
prize is a unique opportunity to attend, free of charge, the
fantastic one-year Cert HE in Songwriting course at the Institute
worth over £5,000! Studying at the Institute, you will be able to
take part in regular live showcase events, professionally develop
your talent and have direct access to leading industry
professionals. The winner will also receive a performance
microphone and a studio microphone from Shure worth £500 whilst the
runner up will get a Shure SM58 microphone and a pair of Shure
SRH440 studio headphones.
Last year's winner Mairead Furlong, who is currently taking full
advantage of her award, said:
"It was such a privilege to be awarded the Shure Songwriting
Award last year. To be given the chance to develop my talent and
skills on the songwriting degree course, as well as benefiting from
the many opportunities that arise at the Institute to write,
collaborate and perform has been such a fantastic opportunity. I am
learning so much and having the best year of my life. I would
highly recommend this course to anybody who aspires to be a
songwriter or an artist performing their own material. I would like
to thank everyone who voted for me and those who selected me as the
This competition, and the course of study that the winners
attend, has a fantastic reputation for developing successful
songwriters and this year will be no different.
To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to www.ShureSongwritingAward.com
before 29th April 2013. You will then have four weeks to try and
gain as many public votes as possible. Finally a combination of an
expert panel of judges will select a top 8, the winner will then be
selected by a top secret celebrity judge to be announced at a later
This could be your chance - it could be your song chosen this
For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or
for further information visit the award website www.ShureSongwritingAward.com.