EVERY ENTRANT receive a 90-day Free Trial Membership of SongU (over $75 value!). This includes live professional song feedback courses, one free Street Pitch opportunity each month of trial, and more. Current SongU members are not eligible for this promotion. Here’s what they’re saying: https://www.songu.com/testimonials
EVERY ENTRANT receives a personalized and internationally recognised Award Certificate for each song.
FREE ENTRY in the Lyricist Of The Year Awards ($30 value) for all Lyrics entries.
PLUS: Great FREE GIVEAWAYS during the contest including Nembrini guitar amplifier plugins (value $137), Music Business Registry prizes (value $100), FL Studios signature bundle DAW (value £239) and much more... stayed tuned on social media to maximise your chances of winning these Giveaways.
We will award over £500,000 (over US$600,000) in gifts, prizes and international event entry this year. No other songwriting event works harder for songwriters.
EVERY CATEGORY WINNER receives an extensive collection of valuable prizes and support as outlined below.
PROMOTION AND PRIZES The UKSC very actively promotes all winners to its media and music industry contacts and this has led to many important signings and major deals for entrants, with number one albums, major publishing deals, TV and Radio appearances, major industry awards and hundreds of thousands of online plays for winners and finalists. The UKSC is an internationally recognised and highly regarded event and widespread media coverage is given to category winners every year. The UKSC is committed to promoting the winners to our media and industry contacts and you can see a small selection of these impressive success stories here. All winners are awarded an internationally recognised UKSC winner's certificate and all category winners are promoted on the very popular MusicAid FM web player and streaming platform and on other sites and platforms. Additionally all winners are featured in the UKSC Winners' videos and playlists on YouTube.
WINNERS Packages include the following:
FL STUDIO All category winners receive a lifetime license for the amazing FL Studio - "the DAW powering the world´s best music". Mix and master music to the highest professional standards with all the features you need to create today's most complex productions. And it gets better: this UKSC prize is for the fabulous FL Studio Signature Bundle package (RRP £239) which includes the full Producer edition plus a suite of advanced plugins. Check out this amazing DAW here.
NEMBRINI AUDIO PLUGIN All UKSC category winners will receive an impressive audio software plugin from Nembrini Audio. These impressive tools and plugins are widely used by top professional producers and mixing engineers and Nembrini are well known in the music industry for their uncompromising quality and attention to detail. This year's winners will receive the PSA1000 bundle analog saturation unit (RRP $127) which is a masterful modern recreation of a 90s classic analog guitar preamp used in recording studios around the world. Check out the product description and listen to samples here.
LURSSEN MASTERING This award is offered by Lurssen Mastering, a world-renowned multi Grammy award-winning mastering studio in Los Angeles, California. They have mastered many gold and platinum records and have received a number of industry awards. In addition to the Grammys earned by them, numerous songs worked on by the team have been nominated for Oscars over the years and several have won this prestigious award. This is an opportunity to have your work mastered by top professionals in the international music industry. The UKSC in conjunction with the judging panel will select one song out of the category winners for this prestigious award.
SONGU PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP All category winners receive a full 90-day Platinum Membership at SongU. This package includes free pitching opportunities and live song feedback sessions led by award-winning songwriters, publishers, licensing agents, and producers, and more.
IK MULTIMEDIA IK multimedia is an international music technology company who produce an impressive range of high quality software and equipment. They put musicians first with their impeccable product design and creation. This year IK Multimedia will be awarding a selection of high end digital audio software including their Total Studio 4 MAX collection (RRP $799), the T-RackS 5 MAX mastering suite and the MixBox mixing processor. With these IK multimedia plug-ins and mastering suites you will have all the tools you need to mix and master your tracks to a professional standard. Every category winner in the UK Songwriting Contest this year will receive one of these impressive prizes. MUSIC REGISTRY PRIZE For more than three decades MusicRegistry.com have published the most up-to-date contact directories available for music business professionals and those serving the industry. Every category winner will receive one of these invaluable resources that are essential for every songwriter, composer and artist seriously looking for a deal. Choose from the A&R Registry, Music Publisher Registry or the Film & Television Music Guide (RRP $100-150).
LEWITT LCT 240 PRO MICROPHONES "True love for great sound unites us all". World-class Austrian microphone manufacturer LEWITT audio has joined the UKSC in 2023 and will be awarding three LCT 240 PRO condenser microphones to select category winners of the contest this year. LEWITT are leading innovators in audio technology and they believe that great sound is for everyone, whether you're recording at home, on stage or in the studio. LEWITT are committed to pushing microphone and audio interface technology forward to make sure that nothing limits your performance on the technical side.
GUILD OF INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS (GISC) All category winners receive full membership of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers. The Guild is well known in the music industry for its dedication and outstanding professional services to songwriters. As a member you will have access to a range of benefits and services including a song assessment service and collaboration opportunities. The Guild also publishes the quarterly Songwriting and Composing Magazine which frequently features UKSC winners and finalists.
SONGCRAFT PRO All category winners get a year long Songcraft Pro membership. Songcraftis a leading online songwriting platform where you can enjoy a collaborative workspace for your lyrics, chords, tabs, audio, and much more. Sogcraft pro allows you to save time and stay organised with real-time syncing across devices and co-writers. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, Songcraft's powerful tools and integrated songwriting exercises will help you write the best songs of your life.
SONG COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION All category winners will have their song copyright registered for international protection and an official Copyright Certificate issued by SongCopyright.org with ongoing legal support included.
All Finalists each receive an official UKSC Finalist Certificate for framing and a 90 day SongU free trial membership worth over $75. All Finalists are considered for the winning position in their category and all finalists have their songs and writers´ names listed on the UKSC official website. Details of finalist songs are made available to contacts in the industry and the top outstanding finalist entries are passed to our A&R and producer contacts for further consideration. UKSC finalists are frequently mentioned in the Guild of International Songwriters and Composer's quarterly Songwriting and Composing magazine as well as in 'Score', the Music Business Registry newsletter. Every year UKSC finalists enjoy considerable widespread national and international media coverage, incuding TV and Radio, following their success in the competition.
All Semi Finalists receive a UKSC Semi Finalist Certificate for framing and a 90 day SongU free trial membership worth over $75. All Semi Finalists are considered for a finalist position and are given the judge's Star Rating for their songs and position reached in the panels.
The judges will make Commended Entry Awards and Highly Commended Awards to all entrants that show an exceptionally high level of songwriting. These entrants each receive a UKSC Commended Entry Certificate for framing, a 90 day SongU subscription (worth over $75)and details of the judge's star rating.
The judges will make Special Mention Awards for selected entrants that show a very high level of songwriting. These entrants also receive a UKSC Special Mention Certificate for framing, a 90 day SongU subscription (worth over $75) and details of the judge's rating.
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS GETS
UKSC Certificate* The chance to be heard by top industry professionals Judge's evaluation and professioanl Star Rating Notification of song position in the event 90 Day SongU free trial (over $75 value!)* Free Entry in The Lyricist Of The Year Awards for all Lyrics Only entries ($30 value) Entry in the Commonwealth Song Contest selections ($30 value) Optional Participation in the ISA International Awards
*recognized by some examining bodies for course and music exam credits *SongU trial for new members only.
No other songwriting event gives more or works harder for songwriters