The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and Shure are delighted to announce the launch of the 2010 Shure Songwriting Award. Previously known as the Shure Creative Award and supported by Amy McDonald and K.T. Tunstall, the competition will be judged this year by the sensational singer/songwriter, Paloma Faith.
Paloma has taken the music world by storm this year releasing her debut album “Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?” With the release of her first single ‘Stone Cold Sober’ being brought forward a month early after UK radio leapt on it with such enthusiasm, she is proving herself to be a major new star!
So, if you are a singer/songwriter looking to emulate Paloma and 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 Professional Diploma in Songwriting course at the ICMP, Europe’s leading school of modern music, worth over £5,000! And in addition, two runners up will win some amazing Shure gear.
Studying at the ICMP, you will be able to take part in regular live showcase events, professionally develop your talent and have direct access to leading industry professionals. The winner of last year’s award, Zemmy, has already played and performed at a range of high-profile London venues and has supported talented singer/songwriter Amy Studt on part of her UK tour.
To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to the award website before April 2nd 2010. A combination of an expert panel of judges plus public voting will select a top 8 and then Paloma will be making her selection for this year’s winner! Commenting on the award, Paloma said:
“I’m really excited to be involved with the judging of the Shure Songwriting Award with the ICMP. I think that competitions like this are important to help nurture and support new talent!”
This could be your chance – it could be your song chosen this year! For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or for further information visit the award website www.shuresongwritingaward.com or contact the ICMP directly on:
? 020 7328 0222