We just really didn’t want anyone to feel left out, so if this is you, you’re welcome here too!
Anyway, you don’t have to be a music aficionado or be able to carry a tune to get excited about what’s happening here. This is all about finding talent, giving it a place to shine, and coaxing some fresh, creative work into the world.
There are a lot of talented songwriters in the world, and sure there are plenty of places where they can showcase their work (bars, coffeehouses, YouTube, other websites like this one), but sometimes musicians need someone to light a fire under ’em to get the creative juices flowing. It can be kind of harrowing to create music from your own heart and soul and just shove it into the internet for anyone to find.
The aim of the #SongwriterChallenge is to give songwriters the gentle nudge (read: major shove) to say no to procrastination, perfectionism and panic and simply record one song and post it.
So even if you’re not a songwriter (though you could become one if you want to — I mean, even Twinkle, Twinkle had to be written by someone) or someone who listens to music (melophobia, anyone?), maybe you can appreciate the idea of people moving out of their comfort zones and taking a leap they might not otherwise have taken.
If not, maybe this really isn’t the place for you. Don’t worry, the internet is vast. You’ll find something you like out there!