A SONGWRITING COMPETITION DESIGNED TO INSPIRE

Soundcheque are launching an inspirational songwriting 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 is 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 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 will be decided by a panel of music industry experts and will perform live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park Corner (London) on 29 November.

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

TAKE PART. SUBMIT YOUR SONG.

You can apply for Songs of War using the form below, or via Syncr where you can also apply for even more sync opportunities

FAQs

If your song was inspired by the topic of war and is “radio friendly” then yes, it qualifies.

Thursday November 29th, 2018
7pm – 11:30pm
The Hard Rock Cafe
50 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QZ

Tickets to the event can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/song-of-war-tix

No you don’t have to record your song again. It’s an optional prize that you don’t have to accept.

‘Songs of War’ was created by Soundcheque Founder, Laura Westcott after working closely with Sunday Times War photographer Paul Conroy after he escaped from Syria in 2012.

The competition aims to raise awareness and support War Child’s work in striving for a world where children’s lives are no longer torn apart by war.

Their aim is to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay to support them through their recovery – helping to keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future.

Donations to the competition (an option available exclusively on SYNCR) will be paid directly to War Child after Soundcheque has accrued minimal running costs.

No. Our synchronisation partner SYNCR will represent the winning song on a 0% commission basis.

After hearing entries, SYNCR may approach other entrants of the competition with relevant sync opportunities too.

Soundcheque and our sync partner SYNCR will be taking a 15% (combined) fee for the competition’s operational costs. The rest of your donation will go directly to War Child.

  • £1,000 cash
  • Recording time in Sam Branson’s studio
  • Free one-to-one mental health coaching to help better prepare for a career in music
  • A free 12 month membership to the SYNCR platform

The winner will be announced via Soundcheque and media outlets (tbc) on November 12th.

The minimum age requirement to submit is 16.

Yes, in fact, we encourage it. 

If you’re submitting directly via Soundcheque’s website, we are only able to accept Soundcloud links.

If you wish to upload media directly to your application, please visit the application form also available on Syncr.

Unfortunately, we are only able to accept audio links via Soucndlouc and audio files via Syncr.