Notting Hill Music & Tileyard Music Join Forces For ‘The Big One’ Songwriting Camp

Notting Hill Music is joining forces with Tileyard Music for ‘The Big One’ songwriting camp. Taking place 14th-16th May, at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London.

The camp will be the largest at Tileyard Studios to date, with 30 studios and over 100 artists, songwriters and producers attending from across the globe. The aim of the camp is to write the next wave of exciting new songs, as well as forge new relationships by bringing the best in the business together under one roof. Previous camps have yielded tremendous success stories, including a large scale advertising sync for Kia cars, as well as Kygo’s worldwide anthem ‘Stole The Show’ which reached Platinum in over 11 countries and to date has amassed a staggering 550,000,000 streams. Further successes include Brown & Gray’s ‘Top Down’ which has recently achieved BBC Radio 2 play listing for over four weeks.

All the writers will be paired into teams of 3-4, writing songs for domestic and international artists, as well as having artists take part in the writing sessions. On the final day, the camp comes together for The Big One’s playback session and party, where the songs will be shared over drinks and food and topped off with the wrap party in the Vinyl Cafe. We’re proud to say that this year we have some brilliant sponsors on board supporting The Big One. Each year their support to running these camps is invaluable, and this year they include: PRS for Music, BMI, Incite Entertainment, Focusrite Audio Engineering and Tempo Music Business Software.

Tileyard Music’s Jason Sharpe says: “These camps are a landmark event for all of us across the Tileyard community. Aside from the volume of songs written over the camp and the business generated from them, we’re equally, if not more, proud of the tremendous networking opportunity that arises for all of the writers involved, allowing us to forge new working relationships that last long after the camp has finished. We’re hugely excited to work again with Notting Hill Music to bring this event to fruition.”

John Saunderson, Head of A&R for Notting Hill Music concurs: “Notting Hill Music and Tileyard have had a long and massively successful history with these camps. We all decided we wanted to go BIG this year so secured 30 studios on the Tileyard complex. We have invited over 100 writers and producers who will write to brief over the three-day period. I’m so grateful to our sponsors PRS for Music, BMI, Incite, Focusrite Audio Engineering and Tempo Music for their support.”

Simon Aldridge, Head of Writer Relations at PRS for Music, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Notting Hill Music and Tileyard Music this year with ‘The Big One’ writing camp’. Tileyard Studios is an immense hub of creativity, and it is a fantastic opportunity for PRS for Music members to collaborate with writers & artists both domestic and from outside of the UK. We can’t wait to hear what comes out of this brilliant event.”

Incite Entertainment add “We are delighted to be part of The Big One’s songwriting camp, alongside such illustrious companies as the PRS and BMI. We wish Notting Hill, Tileyard and all involved every success, with what is undoubtedly one of the best of its type in the world and look forward to hearing the results.”

Kevin Benz, Senior Executive Creative for BMI adds “BMI is thrilled to sponsor our friends at Notting Hill Music and Tileyard Music and their combined songwriting camp. With such a wealth of talented songwriters participating, we are looking forward to being involved and can’t wait to get started.”

Focusrite adds “Tileyard are offering an opportunity for songwriters and producers to collaborate and create innovative music. We always love to be a part of providing individuals with the correct tools to help realise their musical ideas in the recording process.”

Gwen Gude, Vice President of Tempo adds “Tempo is honoured to be a part of this historic song camp. We believe in creativity and that timing is everything. We do this by helping music industry professionals streamline day-today processes with our 3 product suites.”