THE STUART EPPS PRIZE
As part of the Grand Prize package in 2015 top british producer Stuart Epps has agreed to work with the winner as part of the Epps Music Productions stable of songwriters and artists. Stuart has worked with Elton John, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Robbie Williams and many more and this is a unique opportunity to work closely with, and maybe even co-write a song with, one of the top names in the music business!
ONE ON ONE WITH SHELLY PEIKEN
Multi platinum songwriter and UKSC judge Shelly Peiken will select one lucky entrant this year to mentor and critique in a personal one-on-one Skype video or telephone session. Shelly is a hugely successful songwriter who has written number one hits for Christina Aguilera and has had her songs recorded by Meat Loaf, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Ronan Keating, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, NSYNC and many others. She has also had hundreds of songs placed on albums and in TV and films.
THE MOZART AWARDS AND OTHER PRIZES Three entrants will be selected for a special Mozart Award in 2015 in recognition of their songwriting skills. These songwriters will be promoted as some of the most talented in the contest and they will also receive courtesy copies of the popular and excellent Mozart 12 music software.
MANY OTHER PRIZES
The many other prizes this year include international copyright registrations with the SCO and SongCopyright.org, memberships of the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers, memberships of Broadjam.com, musical instruments (details to be announced soon), great songwriting courses at SongU for every songwriter who enters the contest and more. In addition all winners will be featured on the prestigious and important Best Of UKSC promotional album which is sent to all our industry contacts each year. This is a popular album with the music business and it has led to many radio and major TV appearances, playlistings, international press coverage, deals and contracts, co writing partnerships and singles releases for the UKSC entrants who have appeared on it.
The UKSC judges are the best in the business and include the very successful Multi Platinum number one hit songwriter Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguileira, Meat Loaf, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Ronan Keating, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Jessie J, NSYNC and many more); BRIT Award winning songwriter - and Britney Spears' Musical Director - Simon Ellis; Sting's producer and Grammy and Emmy Winner Kipper Eldridge; top british producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis etc); the producer, arranger and author Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Mariah Carey); CMA Award winning country star Lucie Diamond; the successful Film and TV composer Jamie Serafi; number one chart topping hit songwriter Mark Cawley and the UKSC winner and Platinum Album artist Natalie Chua (who was signed by Simon Cowell after winning the UKSC). Every song entered is examined very carefully and a judges score is given to each entry. You will be told your judges scores at the end of the contest when you receive your official UKSC Certificates.
The entry categories this year are: Pop, Lyrics Only, Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Love Songs, Acoustic & Folk, Under 18s, Music Videos, Jazz & Blues, Country, Christian/Faith, R&B/HipHop/Rap, Instrumental, Open/Other Category, Electronic/Dance/Ambient and Christmas Songs. Full details and descriptions of the song categories are on the contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk
There are also valuable guaranteed gifts and prizes worth many times the entry fee for everyone who enters. In the words of the UK's Channel 4 Television: "The UK Songwriting Contest does what it says on the tin! This is a real chance for new songwriters to break into the music business".
HOW TO ENTER
Visit the official contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk for the entry forms. Use these simple forms to enter your song in a few easy clicks.
We wish you every success in this year's event and in your future songwriting.
Best wishesfrom the UKSC Team,
UK Songwriting Contest