SONGS OF WAR : LIVE LINE UP

A SONGWRITING COMPETITION DESIGNED TO INSPIRE

Soundcheque have organised a Nationwide competition to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, while shining a spotlight on today’s ongoing conflicts.

The aim of the competition was to support War Child’s incredible work in helping vulnerable children affected by war; and to launch the careers of new and exciting musical talent. The winner of the competition, Grey Areas, joins the list of musicians such as Coldplay, Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine as a War Child artist performing and raising money for their crucial work.

INSPIRED BY THE PASSION OF SONGWRITER AND WAR PHOTOGRAPHER, PAUL CONROY AFTER HIS ESCAPE FROM SYRIA

The competition coincides with the release of ‘Under the Wire’ based on Paul Conroy’s book and ‘A Private War’, a hollywood biopic based on the true events Paul Conroy (portrayed by Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Gray) and celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl).

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JUDGING & PRIZES

The competition winner was decided by a panel of music industry experts on 29th November at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park Corner (London).

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

– £1,000 cash prize
– Radio support for winning song
– Recording session in Richard Branson’s family studio
– Mental wellbeing support and coaching sessions
– An annual Syncr premium membership
– Paid sync opportunities across media, film & TV

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