SONG DEADLINE TONIGHT
This is a very quick reminder from the UKSC that today is the last chance to enter songs in the 2023 UK Songwriting Contest. The contest closes for song entries at midnight tonight on Tuesday 31 October.
Submit songs at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk
SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
This is a short message to say that results have been updated on the UKSC website today to show all positions and star ratings for all songs entered before October. Semi Finals positions and awards are shown, and Certificates can be saved and printed. If your song moves on to the Finals your Ceritificate will be updated to show this and your song will compete for a winning place,
October entries are with the judging panels and we will announce these results in early November. So, if you still have songs to enter, submit them now to see your results very soon. Check results on the Status and the Dashboard pages on the UKSC website.
NOTE: You are very welcome to share your results and your songs with other songwriters in the exclusive UKSC Songwriting Community.
With the 2024 Paris Olympics approaching, the UKSC is again running its popular Olympic Theme category this year. The last winner of the Olympics category was successfully signed to a deal and released as a theme song for the Olympic Games under the direction of producer Mel Shaw (Founder of The Juno Awards and President of the Canadian Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences). It was covered by several artists in different genres from Rock to Anthem to Techno and also released as an Instrumental version. The song even had its own dedicated website during the Games. Watch a short video about the Anthem version of the Olympic winning track here on the UKSC YouTube channel. We have relaunched this category for the 2024 Olympic Games and the winning entry will be promoted during the Games in 2024. Songs may be in any style or genre. Instrumentals are also accepted in the Olympics Theme category.
Songwriters have until the end of October to submit songs to the UKSC 2023. The deadline is midnight at the end of Tuesday 31st.
Check out all the song categories (Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Major Artists, Unsigned, Indie, Lyrics Only to name just a few - there is something for every songwriter) on the UKSC website. And while you are on the website check out the great judges this year - the judges are waiting for your song entry!
Your last chance to submit songs!
The International UK Songwriting Contest 2023 closes for entries at the end of this month on October 31. This month is your last chance to submit songs this year. The final deadline is midnight on Tuesday 31st.
ARE YOU A FINALIST?
Within days of submitting your song you will know if you are in the Semi Finals. And very soon after this we announce Finalists and will tell you if your song is in the Finals and competing for a Winner position in the 2023 event. This will be an exciting time as Finalists are announced and winners selected. And there will be Live updates on the UKSC website and on social media.
Opportunities to get involved as a songwriter this year include the new Major Artists section which offers the chance for you to nominate a target artist for your song or lyric. Crisis and Protest Songs is for songs about the social, economic, political and other crises, division, changes and and unrest we face today. The Unsigned category is for those of you looking for deals, and many different genre categories. There is a Cover Songs category for you to pay tribute to your favourite songwriters with your own cover and interpretation of their song (you can even make changes and rewrite parts of the original). This year we also have the Olympic Games 2024 section where you can submit songs suitable for the Paris Olympics (the previous UKSC Olympic Theme winner was signed and released internationally by top producer Mel Shaw). There is something for everyone, every genre is there, and full details are on the UKSC contest website - check out the Song Categories Page.
So... get your songs to us before the end of this month. We look forward to receiving them. The judging panels are already gearing up to be prepared, ready and waiting to select the Finalist and Winners for this year.
Very Best Wishes,