ISC Opens Entries For Five-Day Holiday Special On Dec. 17-21

By on December 18, 2012

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In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC 2012, in partnership with Sonicbids, is reopening submissions for Five Days Only (Dec. 17-21), and the fee is a very discounted $25 per entry. All entries will be eligible for ISC and this special “Stocking Stuffer” promotion. Songs must be submitted online through Sonicbids only (if you are not a member, they will give you a free two-week membership so that you can enter!). There is no limit to the number of songs you may enter.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win cash and prizes! But hurry, submissions are only open for the Stocking Stuffer from December 17-21.

ISC will select one winner per day and also one overall Grand Prize winner. The Stocking Stuffer winners will be announced when the ISC finalists are announced in February, 2013.

The Overall winner will receive: $1000 cash from ISC, a 2-week cover-photo feature on Sonicbids’ Facebook page, and a half-day video shoot with approximately two minutes of edited footage, courtesy of Studio Now (the EPK video will be part band interview, part live performance, ARV greater than $2500).

Each day one of these prizes will be awarded to one winner: a Bohemian Guitars fully-functional six-stringed electric oil can guitar; $500 worth of gear from the Jansport store; 300 replicated CDs in jewel cases from Disc Makers; a JamHub BedRoom; and PreSonus Studio One recording software. Enter every day to win!

StudioNow, the world’s largest and most innovative resource for video creation, works with all types of businesses to produce custom video that is hyper-local, high-quality and scaled to their needs. By bringing together the best video technologies and the most creative and experienced production professionals, StudioNow has created one unified platform to ideate, produce and distribute video that engages consumers and build brands. StudioNow has over 5,400 vetted professional filmmakers all over the world who can deploy on short notice, shoot and deliver video that is customized to clients’ needs. Check them out at

Bohemian Guitars’ mission is to build funky, unique and functional instruments out of oil cans for real, everyday use. Passionate about art, music and community outreach, Bohemian Guitars puts a creative spin on a timeless and classic instrument, the guitar, that offers a refreshing and inspirational change of pace to the music and art scene. Bohemian Guitars is proud to promote and support youth music education. Go to

Carrying the things that get you up the mountain, down the street, through the city, to the show, and through the day since 1967. For more information, please go to

Disc Makers is the world’s largest CD & DVD manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses. Disc Makers offers a massive range of products and services, including complete CD & DVD Duplication, CD & DVD Replication, printing, and custom packaging, plus their full line of state-of-the-art automated disc duplicating and printing systems. In business since 1946, the company produced almost 70,000 CD and DVD projects in 2011, an all-time record. Visit

When you’re plugged into a JamHub, whether it’s late at night or mid-day, in an apartment with paper-thin walls or in the basement of a house full of people, you can turn it up loud without worry of things sounding bad or sound bleeding out to the outside world. Stop trying to find a room with decent acoustics, or spending thousands on sound treatment that doesn’t work or worrying about filling up a small space with too much noise. With a JamHub, you can play as loud as you want and maintain great sound and clarity. For more info, go to

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc, is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’s software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio. For info, go to

ISC Judges

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)


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.


Presonus, Lowden, Marshall Amplification, Grooveshark, Solid State Logic, Berklee College Of Music, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Airplay Direct, DiscMakers, Thayers,, The Music Business Registry, Independent Mastering, Indie Venue Bible, George Stein Esq., Sonicbids, Songtrust, and Taxi


Author: DaveHHM

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