Thursday, 14 January 2010

The Shure Songwriting Award 2010 has been launched

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and Shure are both delighted to announce the launch of their 2010 Shure Songwriting Award.

The ICMP and Shure have come together for a third year to offer a pioneering and innovative 'Songwriting Award' for talented, aspiring singer-songwriters. Previously known as the Shure Creative Award, it will now be: The Shure Songwriting Award.

This year’s competition will be judged by the sensational singer-songwriter, Paloma Faith, who is proving herself as a major new star in the music industry.

Paloma’s debut album, 'Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?' took the music world by storm. Her first single, Stone Cold Sober, had its release brought forward by a month due to the interest and enthusiasm shown by UK radio.

If you are a singer-songwriter and would like to emulate Paloma and make a career out of your talent, then why not take part in this year’s award competition.

First prize is a unique opportunity to attend a one-year Professional Diploma in Songwriting course at the ICMP, Europe’s leading school of modern music.

Studying at the ICMP, you will be able to take part in regular live showcase events, professionally develop your talent and have access to leading industry professionals.

In addition, two runners up will get the opportunity to attend the same course at a discounted cost plus win some amazing prizes from competition sponsor, Shure.

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!

For details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or for any further information, please visit

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