More than $150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the 68 winners, including an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in music equipment, services, and more!
It’s very easy to submit your songs. If you have a Myspace page, you can enter through Myspace – which is really easy because ISC will go to your page and listen to your songs there (you don’t even need to send us your songs!). Of course, you can also enter online with an mp3, or you can mail your songs (ISC accepts CD, tape, or DVD for music video entries).
Every month, ISC will pick two winners out of all the entrants who entered through MySpace that month. The winners will be promoted on ISC’s website and in an ISC e-newsletter that goes out to over 500,000 musicians and industry professionals! Then, at the end of ISC, the monthly winners will go head-to-head in an online public vote, and the winner will win lots of cool prizes and mega promotion!
The earlier you enter and the more songs you enter each month, the better your chances are, so enter your songs now. ISC will definitely Crank Your Cred!
Oh, and did we mention you’re also eligilble to be a winner in ISC and share in $150,000 in cash and prizes?
Not only does ISC give away the largest cash Grand Prize of any songwriting competition in the world, but ISC also has the most high-profile judges, the most categories, and the coolest winners. ISC has lots of great new judges for 2011, so scroll down and check them out – this means new judges listening to all the finalists’ songs and picking the 2011 winners (this could be you!).
Winning ISC isn’t just about the cash and prizes. The recognition, exposure, and kudos of winning ISC add to the reasons to enter and the benefits of winning. ISC is looking for great songs and songwriters – so, whether you’re a professional songwriter or just starting out, ISC welcomes your entries. In the past four years, three of ISC’s Grand Prize winners have been signed to major label record deals (Epic, Universal, and Motown) and the fourth winner was signed to Peer Music, a publishing company. Additionally, many winners have been signed to other publishing deals, licensing deals, etc. A few years ago, an unknown band called The Band Perry was a finalist with the song, “If I Die Young.” This year they were nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Country Song for the same song.
Click here to enter through Myspace.
Click here if you prefer to enter online or through the mail.
AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music
2011 ISC JUDGES
Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Ozzy Osbourne; Tori Amos; My Morning Jacket; Jeff Beck; Keane; Janelle Monae; Billy Currington; Kelly Clarkson; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli; Massive Attack; Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Tegan and Sara; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Trombone Shorty; Johnny Clegg; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran); Basement Jaxx; Mose Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Chayanne; Amadou & Mariam; Sandra Bernhard; and more to be announced…
Industry Executives: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf (VP of A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP of A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, J Records); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, Lost Highway); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); and more to be announced..