The Young Songwriter 2024 competition is OPEN for entries!
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by Rowena Atkins
1M ago
Song Academy champions the next generation of creative leaders. Our mission is to inspire and connect the millions of young people across the world already writing songs in their bedrooms, as well as encourage all musical & creative young people who haven’t started writing their own songs, to write their first song! The Young Songwriter 2024 judges include: Eg White, Miranda Cooper, Naughty Boy, MNEK, Lost Boy, Dan Gillespie Sells, Cathy Dennis, Hannah V, Plested, Jimmy Napes, Jon Maguire, Emily Phillips & Nina Nesbitt. Good news! The Young Songwriter 2024 competition #SAYS24 is now op ..read more
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The Unique Story of Song Academy
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by Rowena Atkins
1M ago
This is a remarkable story of how an idea from my 8 year old daughter, became a groundbreaking business, transforming the lives of countless young people.  My name is Rowena Atkins and I am the proud founder of Song Academy, a vibrant global community of aspiring young songwriters. The story begins when my daughter Matilda, at the tender age of 8, wrote a spontaneous song titled ‘This Is Me.’ Seeing how much this song meant to her and the joy she experienced when sharing it with me, I was inspired to explore avenues where Matilda could nurture her songwriting talent. To my surprise, there ..read more
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Get ready to enter The Young Songwriter 2024 competition (SAYS24)
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by Rowena Atkins
3M ago
Not long until SAYS24 is open for entries on the 1st February until the 31st March 2024! If you’ve never written a song before we can help you write your 1st song, if you’re already writing your own songs we can help make them the best they can be! We are passionate about young people expressing themselves and getting their voices heard. In its 14th year The Young Songwriter 2024 (SAYS24) competition is the world’s leading songwriting competition for young aspiring songwriters, aged 8-22 (under 23 years), to get their songs heard by leaders in the industry & connect to a talented community ..read more
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Songwriting programmes for beginners to advanced young songwriters
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by Rowena Atkins
3M ago
We run songwriting programmes tailored for every stage of the songwriting journey – from total beginners to songwriting (Vol.1), those who’ve just started (Vol.2) and those who’ve been writing songs for a while (Vol.3). Check our which programmes are best for you and read our songwriting resources to make your songs the best they can be! Click here to check out all songwriting programmes and resources. The post Songwriting programmes for beginners to advanced young songwriters appeared first on Song Academy ..read more
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Residential songwriting summer camp 2024
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by Rowena Atkins
3M ago
An immersive & motivational experience for aspiring young songwriters aged 11-18 Following the huge success of this year’s songwriting camp we’ve booked dates to return next year and we’re now open for bookings! We only have 45 places available so please book soon. Click here to book your place. Our residential songwriting camp is designed for aspiring young songwriters to develop their songwriting skills, connect & collaborate on exciting songwriting briefs over 4 days & immerse themselves in all parts of the songwriting process, from finding inspiration, lyric writing, melody imp ..read more
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Songwriting video course for beginners
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by Rowena Atkins
3M ago
Our fun and easy to follow songwriting video course for beginners is a perfect way to write your first song. Scarlet and Brendan from Song Academy will talk you through each stage of the songwriting process to write your own song – from start to finish – deciding on a concept for your song, writing lyrics, improvising melodies, creating chord progressions and recording your song. You don’t need to be able to play an instrument to write your first song with our new video course as we’ve created backing tracks for each part of your song. If you do play an instrument we’ve shown you how to play t ..read more
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The Young Songwriter 2023 Live Showcase
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by Rowena Atkins
5M ago
The Song Academy’s nurturing community cultivates a supportive environment for budding young creatives navigating the demands of growing up in today’s world. The finalist songs not only reflected the acute awareness of contemporary events but also the young songwriters aspirations to employ songwriting as a means to shape the future of their dreams. The showcase performances were electric! The sound of instruments. The golden glow of stage lights. The distant echoes of vocalists warming up, and the hustle and bustle of young creatives as one by one they climb the stage to sound check. There’s ..read more
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Songwriting workshops this Autumn half-term
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by Rowena Atkins
5M ago
We’re calling all young people who love music, singing & writing lyrics!  Join our songwriting workshops this Autumn half-term.  It’s a perfect opportunity, in a condensed time frame, to write an original song with professional songwriters.  Some groups for beginner to advanced young songwriters aged 8-18.  Get creative, express yourself and find your voice! Songwriting workshops are both in London and online. Our holiday songwriting workshops are a perfect opportunity, in a condensed time frame, to write an original song with professional songwriters. Participants will ..read more
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The Young Songwriter 2023 Trophies
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by Rowena Atkins
5M ago
The Young Songwriter trophy is revealed at The Young Songwriter 2023 showcase at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill. Designed by Finnian Feez, designer, musician & songwriter and graduate of Central Saint Martins. It’s stylish, original, creative and has a powerful message. We are thrilled with our iconic trophies for The Young Songwriter competitions! After an introduction from the head of product design, Paul De’Ath at Central Saint Martins, Finnian Feez was given the brief of designing and building a trophy for The Young Songwriter competition which would symbolise the power of songwriting, f ..read more
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YOUNG SONGWRITER 2023 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SHOWCASE
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by Rowena Atkins
6M ago
A must see event to inspire musical & creative young people around the world! The top 10 finalists of The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2023 competition international categories will perform their original songs and the winners will be announced. Don’t miss out, jump onto our instagram live at 2pm UK time on Sunday 24th September! The showcase celebrates the inventiveness & creativity of young people and the power of songwriting to help young people find their voice and find their tribe. The future is bright and diverse! The Young Songwriter 2023 international showcase can be watched o ..read more
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