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We hope you're all keeping safe during these weird and tough times for the indie music industry.

A lot of musicians have seen their gigs getting cancelled, and find themselves stuck at home, with free time on their hands. Now is the perfect moment for songwriters to create.
In collaboration with St John's Hoxton, we have created a challenge to give songwriters a concrete goal and something to look forward to, as well as keeping everyone connected.

This project is called HOMEWORK.

We invite all songwriters, whether a professional or you just love it, to write a brand new song during the quarantine. You have 40 days to write it, film yourself performing and send it to us.
A panel of 4 judges will choose the top 3 songs, based on originality, quality of the songwriting and quality of the performance.

WHAT DO THE WINNERS GET?

At the end of the self-isolation period, GOOT will host a really special event at St John's Hoxton to gather everybody together: musicians, music industry influencers, local businesses, sponsors and music-lovers.
During the event, the top 3 winners will perform a featured set in this gorgeous venue, professionnaly recorded and filmed by GOOT, as well as other fantastic prizes.

🥇 FIRST PLACE 🥇

The favourite song of our judges will get those fantastic prizes, brought to you buy GOOT, Mattison Studio and Phoenix Radio.



Full day of recording and mixing at Mattison Studio

Showcase performance professionally filmed by GOOT during the homework event



Radio interview with Phoenix FM, filmed by GOOT

🥈 SECOND PLACE 🥈

The second place and third place will get to perform at the special Homework event at St John's and will get their performance filmed by GOOT!


Showcase performance professionally filmed during the special event by GOOT

🥉 THIRD PLACE 🥉

The second place and third place will get to perform at the special Homework event at St John's and will get their performance filmed by GOOT!


Showcase performance professionally filmed during the special event by GOOT

🃏 BUFFALO WILD CARD 🃏

Buffalo Studio will pick their favourite song, which doesn't have to be in the Top 3. The artist will get a full day of recording and mixing at Bufallo Studio!



Full day of recording and mixing at Buffalo Studio

🎁 EVERYONE WHO ENTER THE CHALLENGE 🎁

Even if you didn't end up in the Top 3, we want to thank you for getting involved in the challenge and reward you for your hardwork.



20% discount voucher for a video service with GOOT (live session, music video...)



HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE?


To enter the challenge:

1) Take of picture of yourself songwriting at home, on your notebook, laptop, phone, toilet paper... and post it on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #homeworkchallenge and tag Go out of Tune.

2) We will confirm you that we saw it and sign you up (feel free to give us a shout if we don't).

3) You have until the end of the 40 days (May 1st) to submit a video of you performing your song. We are not judging on the quality of the video, only the quality of the songwriting and performance, so feel free to use any camera (phone, webcam...) to record it.

ONLY 1 RULE
(to spice things up!)

Your song must include at least one word in a language that's not English.




Send your video by WeTransfer to
homeworkchallenge@gooutoftune.com



TIME LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR SONG





F.A.Q.


Can I enter the challenge if I'm not London-based?
Anyone can enter the challenge, professional songwriters or just music-lovers, even if you're not based in London.


Can I perform with my band?
Any setup and music style is welcome, feel free to send a video of your song performed by your band.


Is there a specific songwriting theme?
There is no specific theme, you can write about anything. However, you need to follow the only one rule: the song has to include at least one word in a language that's not English.