The Lynsey de Paul Prize is an excellent opportunity for emerging female singer-songwriters, set up in collaboration with the PRS for Music Foundation, in memory of Lynsey de Paul, who sadly passed away in 2014.
Lynsey was an award-winning songwriter, producer and presenter who helped pave the way for other writers in music. The first female songwriter to win an Ivor Novello Award, Lynsey composed twelve top twenty hit records, and achieved success in a business dominated by male songwriters. As a writer and musician, PRS for Music Director, and our own trustee here at the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund, Lynsey was well aware of the challenges women face in the music industry.
Thanks to Lynsey’s lasting commitment to supporting women songwriters and musicians, £2000 plus mentoring will be available for the overall winner, along with £500 each for two runners up.
If you’re an emerging female songwriter, then head here to find out more and to apply. Deadline is August 2nd.