Shure, in conjunction with The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance are delighted to announce the launch of the 2012 Shure Songwriting Award. Previous judges have included KT Tunstall, Amy McDonald, K.T. Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Everything Everything, and we are very pleased that Anna Calvi has agreed to judge this year.
If you are a songwriter looking to make a career out of your talent, why not take part in this year’s award competition? First prize is a unique opportunity to attend, free of charge, the fantastic one-year Cert HE in Songwriting course at the Institute worth over £5,000!. This will obviously be accompanied by some Shure goodies!
To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to the award website before 16th March 2012. You will then have four weeks to try and gain as many public votes as possible. Finally a combination of an expert panel of judges will select a top 8 and then Anna Calvi will be making her selection for this year’s winner!
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If you or any of your friends are rappers, vocalists or even producers, then prove your versatility by entering a competition to urbanize Mozarts Music- trust me you won’t get an opportunity like this very often!
There are a bunch of samples available of the Aurora Orchestra playing Mozart for you to mix, mash-up and rap over…. The 3 best freestyles from the under and over 18′s will be chosen and announced on stage by a talented panel of judges at the Grand Finale 24th July 2011 held at Kings Place.
Some top prizes are at stake including a half day at Shure UK HQ, where the winner can test a range of Shure microphones; then select their own prizes!
You have until 20th July 2011 to create and submit your track to enter the competition! This is not for the faint hearted. If you think you’ve got what it takes, get involved!
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First prize give away is the fantastic opportunity to attend, free of charge, a one year Professional Diploma in Songwriting course at the Institute worthover £5,000 and some Shure goodies!
Nurturing talent is something Shure take seriously and were glad to be in our third year of the Songwriting award.
This award has previously been judged by some well recognised performers, K.T. Tunstall and Paloma Faith. This year the judges are Everything Everything who have been nominated for the XFM New Music Award. Singer/Songwriters can grab this opportunity to be noticed by some of the industry’s most influential people.
“We’re thrilled to be judging the Shure Songwriting Award and work with the Institute this year. Competitions such ast his are vital for discovering and encouraging new musical talent and we can’twait to hear the entries.”
To enter,all you have to do is upload an original song to the award website before April 8th 2011.
A combination of an expert panel of judges plus public voting will select a top 8 and then Everything Everything will be making their selection for this year’s winner!
You have nothing to lose so why not get involved and enter this competition! 2 Runners up also win some amazing Shure gear to help with thier future career.
To find out more about this competition visit Shure.co.uk/songwritingaward
Get involved and Good Luck!
Shure UK would like to send a Big congratulations to the
Winner Jess Brinham who won a pair SRH750DJ Headphones
Runner up Dafydd Rhys Thomas who won a pair of Sound Isolating SE115 Earphones
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I would like to say a thank you to those who took the time to enter into our competition!
It’s definitely worth taking part in Shure UK’s competitions whether you consider yourself lucky or unlucky you have to be in it to win it! Keep up to date with Shure Competitions by visiting Shure.co.uk and our Blog Shureuk.wordpress.com.
You never know your name could be the chosen one next time! Sebrina Bea