Songwriting/Music Composition Opportunities

Do you write your own original music?  Get your music heard at the Music for Youth National Festival 2017. To celebrate music by some of the best, most diverse and talented young musicians from across the UK, Music for Youth’s New Music Stage, sponsored by the Royal Albert Hall, will present six pieces of new music by young artists at its annual National Festival 2017 in Birmingham this July.

The selected new works will be performed live to the public at the five-day youth music festival in some of the UK’s most iconic venues and receive valuable feedback from our professional Music Mentors.

The six pieces will be selected by a panel of music experts and artists, and will represent a range of musical styles and a variety of performing groups. All of which will be written and created by young musicians between the ages of 12 and 21 years.

Click here for more details and information.


Hub partner Factory Street Studios are offering an electronic music composition course which is an in-depth course in writing music using software instruments (for post 16 learners).  For full details please click here.

They also offer a Studio Introductory Course, which will give you a chance to gain hands-on experience in a commercial studio.  You will record and mix a piece of music with the guidance of a studio engineer.  For full details please click here.

For songwriting courses please contact Factory Street Studios on 01274 682125.

Composer’s Toolkit

The Composer’s Toolkit is a place where you can find information on how you can develop and support your career as a composer.

Find tips on funding, promotion, publishing and build a career as a self-sustained composer.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a website to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for composers.