The global age-positive songwriting competition for experienced generations (50+)
Pre-register for the free 2023 Annual Competition now:
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.
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’
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 (www.voxliminis.co.uk) 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
1 ) Pre-registration: November & December
2 ) Competition Entries: January – March
3 ) Judging: April
4 ) Celebrity Judges — Top 20 songs: May