Hollywood actress and singer-songwriter Bonnie Piesse joins the UKSC judging panels in 2021. Bonnie was born in Australia and was well known for her many TV roles there before working on the Star Wars films with George Lucas and moving to the USA. She made the role of Beru in Star Wars her own, in Star Wars Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, and Disney have signed her for the new, and long anticipated, Star Wars series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', alongside Ewan McGregor. This is now in production in 2021.
Bonnie is a highly aclaimed singer songwriter with songs placed and featured in movies and TV shows including the recent Home Box Office HBO docu-series 'The Vow' in which she was also a featured subject. She was described by Oscar nominated film director Luke Doolan as "the type of artist who’s work gets better each time you see or hear her. She has the voice of an angel and the mind of a warrior". When she is not busy at the Disney Studios acting in the new Star Wars series (or judging UK Songwriting Contest songs!!) Bonnie is working on songs for a new EP to be released in 2022.
Bonnie is a past winner of The UK Songwriting Contest, with her beautiful and enchanting song 'Ariella', so she knows the event very well and from both sides - as a contestant and as a judge. She is based in California and is a judge for both the UK and USA editions of the contest. You can discover more about Bonnie and hear her music on her website www.bonniepiesse.com
SUBMIT YOUR SONGS
The UK Songwriting Contest 2021 is now open for entries and we look forward to receiving your songs in this year´s event. Full details and entry forms are on the UKSC website at http://songwritingcontest.co.uk
The UKSC Team
Your last chance to submit songs - Deadline Sunday midnight
This is the last weekend to submit songs for great opportunities, star ratings, signings, certificates, cash and more. Visit www.songwritingcontest.co.uk to submit your song before the Sunday midnight deadline. Here is a video message from UKSC judge Stuart Epps who will be co writing a song this year with one lucky winner. https://youtu.be/ZDDVEQv8D6k
SONGWRITERS - CONTEST UPDATE
NEW JUDGES IN 2019
We have updated the Judges section on The UK Songwriting Contest website. Check it out at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk/judges and meet the new judges - all are past UKSC entrants who know exactly how you feel as a participant this year.
New judges include Rachel Mason (also a judge on SKY TV´s "Sing - Ultimate Acappella" show hosted by Cat Deely), Katie Kittermaster (the recent Under 18s Winner who is achieving great success and is now touring the UK with the Boyzlife Tour and with Ronan Keating), Belle Humble (a past UKSC winner with over 250,000,000 YouTube views and two massive worldwide hit songs), Neil Fitzpatrick (whose UKSC winning song "Apart" has already raised over $100,000 in sales), and Susan Muranty (a twice winning lyricist who with special input into judging the Lyrics Only category).
This year features a Grand Finals stage where an Overall Winner will be chosen by past entrants together with our regular celebrity judges. Submit your song by midnight September 21st to find out within days if your song is in the 2019 Semi Finals. All songs rated with 5 Stars by the judges are considered for the Semi Finals and all Semi Finalists are considered for the Finals and Grand Final in October. Entry forms and details at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk
Prizes include co-writing a song with legendary producer Stuart Epps. Stuart works with new up and coming artists and has worked closely with some of the world´s best known songwriters and artists including Elton John (Stuart was one of the first people that Elton played Your Song to for an opinion), Oasis, Robbie Williams, Led Zeppelin and many others. This is a unique and valuable opportunity to work with and write with one of the most respected names in the UK music industry. Check out Stuart´s website, hear his productions and read about his work and some of his amazing stories about the music industry at www.eppsmusicproductions.com
HOW TO ENTER
Visit the official contest website at http://songwritingcontest.co.uk and follow the entry links. All songwriters from any country may enter. If you have any problems please contact us for support.
If you still have songs to submit, don't forget that the deadline is soon, midnight 21 September.
We wish you every success in this year's event and with all your future songwriting projects.
The UK Songwriting Contest Team.
Katie Kittermaster has joined The UK Songwriting Contest judging panels and she will be taking time out from her very busy recording and national touring schedule in 2019 to help choose the winners.
As a recent UKSC Winner herself Katie knows exactly how it feels to be an entrant in this event from her own personal experience, and she told us that she is really looking forward to helping the other judges choose the winners this year.
Katie is fast becoming one of the biggest new names in UK music since she won the Under 18s Category last year. Earlier this year she was nominated by the UKSC to be the UK representative in The Commonwealth Song Contest - and she went on to win the whole international event representing the UK with her UKSC winning song "T Shirt". She narrowly beat the Australian entry, which was also a UKSC Finalist!! Success is following success for Katie Kittermaster: she has been featured on BBC TV, is appearing in many live events over the summer, is recording her first album, and she has been signed as second headline billing in the highly anticipated national BoysLife Tour with Boyzone and Westlife stars Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.
We are very happy and proud to have been an important part of Katie´s career so far and we look forward to working with her on the judging panels for the 2019 UK Songwriting Contest.
There is a lot more information on the UKSC website about all the judges and the great priizes on offer this year. These prizes include co writing a song with well known producer and UKSC judge Stuart Epps! Stuart has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and this will be a great opportunity to write with, and be produced by, one of the best.
Check out all the UKSC judges here and look out for more new judge announcements over the coming weeks.
The UKSC Team
We are very pleased to officially announce that the internationally successful hit songwriter Belle Humble has joined the UK Songwriting Contest judging panels.
London born Belle is a mega successful songwriter and performer with worldwide hits from Europe to Korea to the USA and hundreds of millions of YouTube views for her songs. Most importantly she is also a past UK SONGWRITING CONTEST WINNER - so Belle knows exactly how it feels to be a UKSC entrant from her personal experience.
Some of Belle´s songwriting and performing credits and successes (and there are many) include the massive worldwide hit "Cracks" with The Freestylers. Listen to it on YouTube where it has had many millions of views over various channels (over 36 million views and counting for this one link alone). She has written songs for Paloma Faith, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry and has had her songs featured on BBC dramas. She also wrote the massive successful K-pop hit "Russian Roulette" by the South Korean group Red Velvet which was a top three hit in South Korea, Japan and the USA and has had an incredible 200 million (200,000,000!) views on YouTube to date.
Belle is part of a new team of judges made up of succesful past UKSC entrants and they will work alongside the other celebrity judges. Check out all the UKSC judges here and look out for more new judge announcements over the coming weeks.
DEADLINE - SUNDAY NIGHT - LAST HOURS TO ENTER
The entry deadline for The UK Songwriting Contest 2017 is midnight Sunday 1 October. So if you haven't entered yet, or you want to enter more songs, you have until midnight Sunday to submit them.
The UK Songwriting Contest is an opportunity to show your work to top names in the music industry in London and the world, to have your songs examined and marked by expert songwriters and to win great prizes and awards. Gold and Platinum Album, Grammy, Emmy, CMA and BRIT Award winning judges choose the winners - and prizes this year include the chance to work in the studio with the legendary producer Stuart Epps and to be personally mentored and coached by hit songwriter Mark Cawley. You can enter your demo recordings, videos, or written lyrics, and every entry will be graded and scored by the judges and a certificate issued.
Full details of all the great prizes, the opportunities and the entry forms - and the four important reasons all songwriters need to be part of this international event - are on the official contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk
PHOTO: The photo below shows music producer and contest judge Stuart Epps working and checking out entrants on the UKSC website. Stuart will produce a lucky winner in London and Stu and the other judges are waiting for your song!
UKSC judge and chart topping songwriter Mark Cawley will co write with this year's UK Songwriting Contest winner! In this short video he talks about the contest and about songwriting. http://youtu.be/KUpwMlO8nFo
We are very pleased to officially announce that the number one hit songwriter Mark Cawley has joined the UK Songwriting Contest judging panels. Mark is an award winning, chart topping, songwriter and songwriting coach with many years experience in the music business. His songs have sold over 15 million copies worldwide and his songwriting credentials and credits are outstanding and very impressive. He has written or co-written songs for The Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker, Wynonna Judd, Kathy Mattea, Russ Taff, Paul Carrack, Will Downing, Tom Scott and more. Mark has also worked with the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and he had a UK number one hit with Billie Piper's song Day and Night.
Mark is also a popular blogger and a respected songwriting coach and he provided personal mentoring and coaching sessions for UKSC winners in 2013. Visit Mark's website here.