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International Songwriting Competition 2011

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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for the 2011 competition.

Now is your chance to enter the competition, with $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes - including $25,000 (US) cash for the grand prize winner.

 

ISC, now in its tenth year, is an annual competition whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. In the ISC's own words, the competition "is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, and to provide the opportunity to have these talents heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry."

 

If you enter by July 15, you can save on multiple entries ($30 for the first entry and $22 for each additional entry).

 

Artist Judges:

Tom Waits; Jeff Beck; My Morning Jacket; Kelly Clarkson; Tori Amos; Massive Attack; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Robert Smith (The Cure); Keane; James Cotton; Wynonna; Craig Morgan; McCoy Tyner; Michael W. Smith; Black Francis (The Pixies); Chayanne; John Mayall; Alejandro Sanz; Mose Allison; Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Robert Earl Keen; Jeremy Camp; Billy Currington; Trombone Shorty; and more…

 

Industry Judges:

Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Allison Jones (VP A&R, Big Machine Records); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America Sony Music and President, Discos 605); Kim Buie (VP A&R, Lost Highway); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, etc); Brian Malouf (VP A&R, Walt Disney Records); and more…

 

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.

 

For more information visit the USC website at www.songwritingcompetition.com.

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