THE revolutionary Salute Music Makers competition has now declared itself free to enter.

An innovative new platform that seeks to give the UK’s burgeoning original artists the chance to win a whopping £50,000 and invaluable exposure, they have now announced that the £20 per song period is over and that all aspiring songwriters can now submit their material.

With every competitor that entered during the £20 period now refunded in full, punk pioneer, The Undertones frontman and Salute spokesperson Feargal Sharkey has clarified the reasoning behind their decision:

“The level of support and encouragement we have received from the industry since launching our competition has been truly extraordinary. Thanks to the support of our partners, SALUTE is now in the enviable position to make entry absolutely, 100%, free. Yet again SALUTE is leading the way in providing proper support and encouragement for the next generation of great British talent. Now is your chance to win a £50,000, no strings attached cash prize and entry is free. One small challenge: just write the best song anyone has ever heard!”

The winner will receive the aforementioned top prize (the biggest ever for an unsigned artist) whilst all finalists are primed to receive a massive £10,000. In addition to the career-altering sums for winners, a deal with PRS For Music ensures that anyone whose music is played on the site will receive payment.

All entries must be submitted before the 13th August whilst all information on how to do so can be found now via Salute’s official website.