SONG ACADEMY – Right To Be Loved

Please buy ‘Right To Be Loved’ and help us get on the radio and raise awareness of the large number of vulnerable children in care and the difference that adoption and fostering makes in the world, for both child and parent. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/right-to-be-loved-single/id1088398169

Eleven talented singer songwriters from Song Academy, aged between 12 and 16 wrote a song entitled ‘Right To Be Loved’ which had it’s premiere performance at the “Voice In A Million” #VIAM 2016 concert at Wembley Arena. VIAM is a promoter of school/singing events with the ambition to positively change the perception of Adoption and Fostering both in the UK and worldwide.

The idea for ‘Right To Be Loved’ was sparked during a meeting between Rowena Atkins, Director of Song Academy and Jo Garofalo, founder of Voice In A Million. They were talking about the Song Academy Young Songwriter competition and giving one of the winner’s the opportunity to perform at the VIAM show. It was a natural step to utilise the talents of Song Academy members to write an original song on the topic of children, adoption & fostering so helping the VIAM mission.

Founder and CEO of Song Academy, Rowena Atkins said “It was a perfect fit – young children writing about the plight of young people in care whilst also making their song relevant to older children and parents adopting – reminding the world that everyone has a right to be loved and a right to be a part of a loving family unit. I’m incredibly proud of ‘Right To Be Loved’ and hope it rocks the world.” A thank to our sponsors PRS for Music, Yamaha, Dawsons Music & Farida.

Founders of VIAM, Jo & Robert Garofalo said “We are delighted to welcome Song Academy to Voice In A Million this year, our mission includes giving talented youngsters the opportunity to shine on world class stages. Song Academy’s ‘Right To Be Loved’ is in perfect harmony with VIAM’s ethos.”

Right to be loved was produced at Studio Rokstone – home of ASCAP award winning songwriter and chart producer Steve Mac. The producers were Tim Laws, ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer, Pete Craigie, engineer, arranger, mixer and live production and Diane Allison Young DAYTime Entertainment.

If you’re aged 7-18 and write your own original songs – enter The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2017 competition between 1st Feb and 7th April. Check out www.songacademy.co.uk for how to enter.

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