Songs of  War

Soundcheque, War Child, BASCA and Hard Rock Cafe London are looking for an original anti-war song.

The Brief

In collaboration with War Child, BASCA and Hard Rock Cafe London, Soundcheque are looking for original songs with messages of conflict, peace or hope, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 while shining a spotlight on the need to support children forced to live with the brutality of today’s conflicts.


Songs will be submitted to a panel of experts including Brian Johnson (ACDC), Claire Sturgess (Absolute Radio), Eddy Temple-Morris (Virgin Radio), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Chris de Burgh, John Giddings (Isle of Wight Festival), Nicky Bignell (BBC), Ed Potton (The Times), Sunta Templeton (Radio X) amongst many more.


Winners will receive:

Recording time at Richard Branson’s family Home Studio, national radio support, an annual SYNCR subscription and a series of one-to-one mental health coaching sessions through Music for Mental Wealth, to help prepare the recipient for a career in the creative industry.


Winners will also be invited to perform the track live on Thursday 29 November at the prestigious Hard Rock Cafe in London. The event will also be broadcast on SYNCR Live.


The competition coincides with the release of A Private War, a Hollywood biopic based on the true events of war photographer Paul Conroy (portrayed by Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades) and celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl). Conroy wrote Joss Stone’s song ‘Take Good Care’ and will also be a guest judge of entries.


Please donate to this amazing cause before submitting your track. Your music and kindness will literally be changing lives.


Deadline Date:
October 31st 






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Media Usage: 
Live, TV and Online


The World


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