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MANCHESTER SONGWRITING CONTEST

Songwriters came to showcase their songs at the Manchester Songwriting Contest

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Manchester Songwriting Contest: Songwriters from the Manchester came to perform on stage this weekend to showcase their songwriting skills at the Manchester Songwriting Contest.

Manchester Songwriting Contest – Feedback for Songwriters

The music industry panel included:

  • Stuart Slater, from Rock School,
  • Jill Bowyer, Salford City Radio
  • Edward Smith, music management
  • Ben Ruth, Lancaster Music Festival coordinator
  • Peter Ross, Astar Studios

The Manchester Songwriting Contest was rounded off by a guest performance from Open Mic UK’s 2014 winner, Richi Jones.

Manchester Songwriting Contest: See industry feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of Future Music, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts and their songs. Please take the feedback on board with a view to helping in the future.

Ellen Lynch - Good original composition to open this part of the show. Might need a greater hook, but clear structure and melody/harmony, click here for songwriting tips – how to write a chorus.

Connor Moylan - On the one hand, not topical, but on the other, love it! It needed your accent and attitude. You’ve got a skill her Connor, construction and content. Lyrics really worked well. 

Manchester Songwriting Contest - Regional Final Showcase

Emma Connelly - Nice song, perfectly listenable, likeable, but didn't grab me! Good structure, and content. Make sure there is a clear ending structure; click here for tips on song structure.

Jess Kemp - Original and well delivered, with good contrast and shape. Variation held interest. Liked this one… 

Travelling Light - Lovely song, thoughtfully woven. Might need a more commercial edge, but nice contrast of busier rhythmic figures and legato blending. 

Joe Dunne - Clear hook, upbeat chorus and even though busy, it was easy to understand. Many will like this style and content. 

Aerynn - Much to like about this song. A deeper piece of work, well crafted and meaningful. Clearly structured with attention to melody and harmony. 

Luis & Adalaide - Well considered call and response structure, with unison parts intensifying nicely. The delivery was very good which helped present the song well. Standard of composition standard from such young artists was impressive. Keep song writing guys. 

Manchester Songwriting Contest - Songwriter's Feedback

Sean Bailey - Original and surprising! Very good work here Sean - did not expect the hook. If anything, watch ending but with work this could have a commercial angle.

Stepping Lane - Like the chromatic run separating lines, also like the energy between 2 acoustics. Individually constructed, simple lyrically which worked for the song. Fun and lively. Great work fellas, 

Lea Nixon and Mark Connelly - Original, convincing, well-orchestrated in the style. Split the judges in terms of commercial potential, but for me, a great song. Well done. 

Sheiba - Another strong track, which works as much as anything because of the way you deliver it. Not original in itself, but nicely crafted and structured. Good tempo and layering decisions. 

Tabitha Jade - Liked the intro – catchy and a good device to draw in the listener. Music needs a bit of polish – could be tidier, but bags of commercial potential here!

MANCHESTER SONGWRITING CONTEST

All songwriters successful from the Manchester Regional Final will be performing at the National Grand Final on Sunday 21st June at Dingwalls, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

If you’re a songwriter and want your songs heard by industry judges, then why not look into Future Music’s Songwriting Competition

Open Mic UK auditions are now open and accepting entries for 2015 in the summer, enter singing contest Open Mic UK now!

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