The global age-positive songwriting competition for experienced generations (50+)

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The Free Talent Is Timeless Annual Global songwriting competition

November to March annually

To Connect And Inspire Songwriters Age 50+

By shining a light on a 50+ years only stage, we are focusing on promoting acoustic music makers, pairing you with one in a lifetime prizes, world-renowned celebrity judges and unlocking industry opportunities that may have felt a past lifetime away.

We all know that the media discriminates against more mature generations. Talent is Timeless is on a mission to transform songwriting and music-making into an age-positive endeavour, setting you up to celebrate your age, wisdom, experience and most of all, talent. We want to encourage people to begin their careers in the music industry without feeling that age is a barrier.

By supporting you, we support change and create a chance to change perspective.

Enter The 2023 Competition Here

"It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been."


Do you have an original song ready to be shared with the world?

It’s time to dust off your notebook, or tune that guitar, or sit at your piano and ignite that musical fire inside. The Talent is Timeless competition is here to give YOU the platform you may have missed out on, and to open the doors to your songwriting possibilities.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re 50+ years of age, have written an original song in an acoustic genre style and can record a video or audio file of your song, you’re who we’re looking for to shake up the music industry and change the tide. 

With some incredible prizes and even more impressive judges, your time is now. 


Top Prize:

Record Deal

Artist friendly record deal with JAM Records London

Studio Time

Recording and production of the winning song at Abbey Road Studios


We cover the winners travel to the studio

Spotify promotion

Playlisting on

Music Video

Professional music video made for the winning track


From our

Magazine Reviews

In regional and national


With our double Ivor Novello award winning judge


With industry

National Winners for UK, USA, Canada & Europe:

Studio day to record your winning song:

UK: Fieldgate Studio, Wales

EU: AudioPlanet, Poland

Canada: Chalet Studio, Nr Toronto

USA: Sound Temple Studio, Asheville, NC

15 Runners Up
(plus national winners)

Online songwriting workshop


Entry into the Talent Is Timeless
‘Hall Of Fame’

Our Judges to Date:

Meet the 2021 Winner: Fergus McNeill


Fergus started writing songs only in his mid-40s.

In his day-job as an academic criminologist, he had stumbled upon the idea of using collaborative songwriting to explore crime and justice. To that end, in 2013 he co-founded the arts organisation Vox Liminis ( with his friend and colleague, Alison Urie.

He soon found himself part of songwriting workshops and, very quickly, the songwriting bug had him firmly in its grip. Over the last 8 years, he has written many songs, but Bloodrush is the first and only one to be studio-recorded and commercially released.

Fergus lives in Glasgow with his wife and two teenage children.

'Bloodrush' by Talent Is Timeless winner 2021 Fergus McNeill
Filmed and recorded at Abbey Road Studios

Words and music: Fergus McNeill 
Drums and Percussion: Louis Abbott
Backing vocals: Saskia Griffiths-Moore
Piano and backing vocals: Donna Maciocia
Electric guitar: James Mackay
Vocals and acoustic guitar: Fergus McNeill
Violin: Jill O’Sullivan
Double bass: Thomas Holder 


Engineered by: William Baker
Produced by: Kris Gorski, Audioplanet
Mastered by: Magdalena Piotrowska, Hear Candy

Videography by Carl Russ-Mohl (Muphovi Ltd)

‘Bloodrush’ is available on all streaming platforms.

How It Works

The Process

1 ) Pre-registration: November & December

2 ) Competition Entries: January – March

3 ) Judging: April

4 ) Celebrity Judges — Top 20 songs: May

5 ) Winners announced, Prizes delivered

Further Information