Global Music Charity In Place Of War Partners with Score Relief 202213 January 2022 - Press release
In Place Of War, the global organisation that uses creativity, especially music, to bring positive change and provide a voice to marginalised communities in areas of conflict in 26 countries, has been announced as official charity partner for this year’s Score Relief film scoring competition. Described as, “the composing contest with a heart”, Score Relief was founded in 2020 by The Cue Tube, a UK-based global community for composers for film, TV and gaming.
Score Relief is a free-to-enter scoring contest, open to composers worldwide, offering a choice of two engaging visual content clips for which composers can create music. Judges include Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna. The winning composer will have their score performed and recorded by Northern Film Orchestra. This year’s competition also includes a prize pool worth more than $35,000, thanks to the generosity of more than 21 music industry partners including Native Instruments, Orchestral Tools, Spitfire Audio and others. Composers will also have the chance to win money-can’t-buy opportunities, such as a one-to-one feedback session with Carlos Rafael Rivera, Emmy and SCL winning composer of scores including the huge Netflix hit, The Queen’s Gambit.
The competition is also used to shine a light on Score Relief’s crowdfunder, which this year will support In Place of War through voluntary donations by competition entrants and those in the industry supporting the cause. Funds raised will support the charity’s #HackMusic music education program, offering mentoring & education to artists across the Global South on developing their craft, making a living from music and hacking the music industry. Last year’s competition raised more than $15,000 in donations, which organisers hope to smash with the 2022 edition.
In Place Of War CEO and Creative Director, Ruth Daniel, says, “We’re so happy to be partnering with Score Relief 2022. Giving composers worldwide the amazing opportunity of having their score recorded by a prestigious film orchestra is so aligned with our #HackMusic program, opening up access to the music industry to artists across the Global South. So it’s completely fitting that the Score Relief crowdfunder will support that initiative.”
Score Relief and The Cue Tube Founder, Bryan Waters, says, "I'm really excited to be partnering with In Place Of War this year, not just as a charity partner, but opening the door to potential artistic collaboration between our community and those supported by their work. Huge thanks to our sponsors and judges, making Score Relief 2022 what it is. Good luck to all participants and thank you for your generosity in supporting our fundraiser!"
Entries to Score Relief 2022 are now being accepted until January 31st. Entry is free and open to all composers and aspiring composers worldwide. Full details and Entry Pack can be found on The Cue Tube website