Tom Waits, Nas, Jeff Beck, Bernie Taupin, Martina McBride, Bruce Hornsby, Janelle Monae, McCoy Tyner, Suzanne Vega, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Are Among The 61 Judges To Select Winners In The 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Enter your songs now in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and be eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes. Win acknowledgement for your songwriting and become part of an elite group of winners who have included Gotye, Kimbra, Omar Sosa, Kasey Chambers, The Band Perry, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, and many more.
Now in its eleventh year, ISC is known for its great prizes and high-profile judges. Ask any music industry executive or songwriter which competitions rank as the most influential, and they will place ISC at the top of the list. ISC is an unique opportunity for songwriters to gain international recognition and have the opportunity for their music to be heard by the most respected and influential recording artists and music industry executives in the world.
ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters from all over the world – including bands and solo performers. Sixty-eight winners will be selected, including a Grand Prize winner who will be awarded $25,000 in cash (US) and more than $40,000 in prizes (including a custom Lowden guitar valued at over $11,000).
How can you enter? It’s very easy to submit your songs. You can enter online with an mp3 through ISC, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, or Broadjam. Also, you can mail your songs; ISC accepts CDs, tapes, or DVDs (for music video entries).
Click here to enter online or through the mail. The deadline to enter is approaching soon on November 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST).
Industry Executives: Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Jonas Nachsin (President, Roadrunner Records); Richard Stumpf (President, Imagem Music US); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Albert Schilcher (VP Music & Music Mktg, MTV International); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Lori Tieg (VP of Talent, VEVO); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Kim Buie (Head of A&R, Thirty Tigers); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Allison B. Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Jack Vaughn (VP, Comedy Central Records); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory)
If so, you should enter the ISC Teen category.
In addition to all the regular prizes, ISC awards the First Place winner of the Teen category a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music’s 5-week Summer Performance Program – tuition, room, and board included! This is a great opportunity to attend one of the top music schools in the world. Eleigibility requirements are that each songwriter is 18 or younger on or before December 31, 2012.
Teens may also enter other categories
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