Have you got a great melody - but can´t get the words?
Many songwriters have been there. You have a great tune, maybe even a whole song with verse, chorus, bridge middle eight etc - but you just can't get the right words. It is so frustrating. Maybe you find melodies very easy, you can write a great tune every day. But the lyrics refuse to appear. And you don´t know why. And you start thinking you will never be a good songwriter, and you give up because "I can't write lyrics". So many of us have experienced this.
Now is the time to remember: Elton John didn´t write lyrics - he only wrote melodies. That´s why he worked with Bernie. And there are many other successful songwriting collaborations, where one person wrote melodies and the other wrote lyrics. The trick is to find the right collaborator.
We think we have come up with a solution for this year´s UK Songwriting Contest. It works like this:
1. Songwriter submits a melody.
2. Judges choose melodies that could develop into a good song but need the right lyrics.
3. We post these melodies online and invite lyricists to write lyrics for them.
4. We pass on every lyric submitted to the melody writer. Every match creates a brand new complete song!
5. We choose a winning new song from all these lyrics to melody matches.
5. We professionally record the winning song. (But we also give the melody writer the option of using their own backing track if they prefer this).
Check out the new Melody Only Category and all the other song categories in this year´s event.