t’s that time of year again!
Yes! it’s time for all you songwriters and wannabe composers to get your creative juices flowing and bowl us over with some fantastic original music.
Last year we couldn’t believe the high standard of all the songs that were submitted. Literally, every single one of them had something special about it. However, after much listening and discussion, our panel managed to compile a shortlist of six. The eventual winner was a song by the Ska band, 2Rude called 'Time is Running Out'.
The competition is now open for entries and you have until midnight on July 31st to send in a recording of your song. From there, the songs will be heard by a panel of esteemed music appreciators and a shortlist of at least five will be chosen. Those finalists will be offered the opportunity to have a professional video created which will go out on social media and the Newport City Radio website for public voting. The winning song will be announced as the highlight of the Love Live Music Awards ceremony 2018 at The Neon on October 7th.
So what do you need to know to get started?
- You may enter any style/genre at all. However, songs with offensive subjects or bad language will not be considered. All songs must be suitable for radio play.
- Your song may be performed by you or by someone else.
- The panel will be judging the song itself and not the production. However, you will doubtless want to enter the best quality recording you can, in order that we can use it for radio.
- All writing collaborators should be named.
- All songs must be original. Please take care not to plagiarise someone else’s work.
- You may send your entry in as an audio or video recording. WAV format is preferable but if that is difficult send it however you can or submit a link to a website or music sharing site.
- You must be available to attend the awards on October 7th.
- The competition is open to anyone with a connection to Newport or the surrounding areas.
- The competition is open to all ages.
From time to time in the coming weeks, you will find songwriting tips and blogs concerning the stories behind some very successful songs on the Newport City Radio website. We hope you will find something to inspire you.
We are super excited to hear all your creations. Best of luck and happy songwriting!