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#116075 by BMix
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:15 pm
The 2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) competition


The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for the 2010 competition. Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls “the competition to take note of” with $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes - including $25,000 (US) cash for the grand prize winner alone and the best judges for any songwriting competition in the world.


The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry

Some of this years celebrity judges include:

Kings of Leon, Timbaland, Rob Thomas, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, Adele, Loretta Lynn, Journey, Robbie Williams, James Mercer (The Shins) and Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), DJ Tiesto, Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Black Francis (The Pixies), James Cotton, and McCoy Tyner to name a few.

Industry Executive Judges:
Seymour Stein (Chairman/CEO, Sire Records), Amanda Ghost (President, Epic Records), Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records), Ric Arbot (President, Nettwerk Rcords), Kim Buie (VP A&R Lost Highway) and many many others

Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the basis of the following criteria: Creativity, Originality, Lyrics, Melody, and Arrangement
Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are not criteria.
Overall Grand Prize Winner - $25,000 cash (U.S.) and $20,000 in prizes. ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.


In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements. The Grand Prize winner and First Place winners (except for Lyrics Only and Music Video) will also be included on the ISC Compilation CD distributed to music industry professionals including publishers, record label executives, film and tv music supervisors, and media.

For more information please visit our website at WWW.SONGWRITINGCOMPETITION.COM

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