ISC Deadline Approaching On November 1 – Enter Your Songs Now

By on October 24, 2012

Legendary Music Icons Join Record Label Executives To Select ISC Winners

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)


Are you a songwriter? If so, ISC wants to hear your songs…

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).


Judges Include:
Recording Artists: Jeff Beck; Nas; Tom Waits; Bernie Taupin; Martina McBride; Duran Duran; Janelle Monae; Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks; Robert Smith (The Cure); Bruce Hornsby; Suzanne Vega; Michael W. Smith; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Mark Foster (Foster The People); Alejandro Sanz; Gerald Casale (Devo); Bill Evans;Anthony Hamilton; Brian Setzer; Avicci; Wynonna; Keane; Jeremy Camp; Tegan & Sara; McCoy Tyner; Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show); Francesca Batistelli; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); John Mayall; Anoushka Shankar; Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Los Temerarios; Billy Currington; Sandra Bernhard; Basement Jaxx; and Matt Thiessen (Relient K)

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)


Categories:
Adult Album Alternative (AAA), 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, Pop/Top 40, Performance, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish – different songs in the same category or the same song in multiple categories. Please note that when you enter the Unsigned Only category, you must enter the same song into at least one other category.

Enter The ISC Teen Category And Win A Scholarship To Berklee College Of Music!

Are you a songwriter who is 18 yrs. old or younger?

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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Songtrust

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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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