SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE... Everyone who enters the UKSC in 2020 is given a personal Star Rating by our experienced judges for their song, a gift package of six weeks of song pitching slots plus a selection of songwriting courses worth US$50, and a personalized UKSC Award Certificate for each song. In addition, all songs, winners or not, are matched to our insider list of song types required by record company and publishing A&Rs and producers and forwarded if they match current requirements. This has led to many deals for UKSC entrants. Instrumental entries are also included in this process. And every lyric, in every category, automatically receives FREE entry in The Lyricist Of The Year Awards (worth $25). No other songwriting event gives more to everyone who enters.
GRAND PRIZE - RECORD DEAL The Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 contest will be offered a record deal with Music Aid Records. The deal includes retaining full ownership and publishing rights and direct payment of all royalties due on sales and streams. The song will be internationally released, promoted and distributed through the world´s major stores and streaming services including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube Music and many more. The song will be promoted together with MA International partners and sponsors for maximum publicity, distribution, streams and sales. The song will be copyright registered for international protection and a Copyright Certificate issued by SongCopyright.org and Copyright Zone. The songwriter will receive royalties and will receive promotion and advice and will be promoted to important industry contacts. The winner will also receive an impressive Presentation Gold Disc Award or Statuette, a full one year SongU.com all-inclusive membership, and full membership of the Guild of International Songwriters & Composers.
SONG CHALLENGE RECORDING PRIZE This year the Song Challenge category Lyrics Winner and the Melody Winner will be matched together as co-writers. The resulting song will be be recorded by the UKSC and the writers provided with the master copies. The song will also be copyright registered for international protection and an official Copyright Certificate issued by SongCopyright.org and Copyright Zone with legal support included. In addition these winners will receive song pitching opportiunities for their new song at SongU.com and the UKSC will promote the song to industry contacts.
FINALISTS ALL 200+ Finalists will each receive an official UKSC Finalist Certificate for framing and six weeks of song pitching opportunities and songwriting courses. All finalists will have their songs forwarded to music label A&R executives and producers for consideration for future release and signings and they will have their work promoted to UKSC music industry contacts. More Finalist prizes may be added during the course of the event.
SEMI-FINALISTS All Semi Finalists will receive a UKSC Semi Finalist Certificate for framing and six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com. They will have the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and are given the judge's Star Rating for their songs and position reached in the panels.
COMMENDED ENTRIES The judges will make Commended Entry Awards and Highly Commended Awards to all entrants that show a good level of songwriting. These entrants each receive a UKSC Commended Entry Certificate for framing, six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com (value of $50), the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and details of the judges star rating for their work.
SPECIAL MENTION The judges will make Special Mention Awards for selected entrants that show a high level of songwriting. These entrants also receive a UKSC Special Mention Certificate for framing, six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com (value of $50), the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and details of the judges rating.
WORLD CONCERT DAY This global event takes place every 26 April and features thousands of musicians, live gigs, streamed performances and shows. The UKSC Grand Prize Winner and selected entrants will receive Featured Billing in the next international event following the contest and everyone who enters a song in the UKSC will be invited to take part to showcase their songs.
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS even if you don't win a main prize you get... UKSC Certificate* Judges evaluation and Star Rating Notification of position in the judging process Song Pitching / Songwriting Courses ($50 value !!!) A Song Submissions Dashboard to track your entries An invitation from World Concert Day The chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals Consideration for the UKSC annual compilation promotional album Consideration by MA Records A&R for deals (*now recognized by some examining bodies for course and music exam credits)
No other songwriting event works harder for those who enter