Due to overwhelming demand, the 2011 ISC deadline has been extended until November 1 2011. There have been additional judges added, and this will be the last chance to enter the competition.
The Early Bird deadline for the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is approaching soon on July 15, and we would appreciate it if you and "SAZAS - Société Des Compositeurs, Auteurs Et Éditeurs De Slovenie " could please distribute this information to your members and anyone else you feel might be interested.
Entering on or before July 15 means savings on multiple entries ($30 for the first entry and $22 for each additional entry). After July 15, the entry fee is $30 per entry with no discount for additional entries. The deadline for all entries is September 21, 2011.
ISC accepts entries from amateur and professional songwriters, artists, and musicians. More than $150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the 68 winners, including an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in music equipment, services, and more including a scholarship to Berklee College of Music's Summer Performance Program for the winner of the Teen category. Not only does ISC give away the largest cash Grand Prize of any songwriting competition in the world, but ISC also has the most high-profile judges, the most categories, and the coolest winners. ISC has lots of great new judges for 2011, offering the opportunity for an artist to have their music heard by some of the most iconic recording artists and influential industry professionals in the world. For our Teen category ISC also offers a
ISC now offers a variety of online platforms to enter songs, including ISC's own online entry platform and the option to enter through Facebook, so entering online is now easier than ever (and of course, ISC still accepts entries through the mail). Here is the entry link - http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit
2011 ISC Judges
Tom Waits; Ozzy Osbourne; Tori Amos; My Morning Jacket; Jeff Beck; Keane; Billy Currington; Kelly Clarkson; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli; Massive Attack; Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Trombone Shorty; Johnny Clegg; Tegan & Sara; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Mose Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Chayanne; Amadou & Mariam; Sandra Bernhard; and more to be announced...
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf (VP of A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP of A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, Lost Highway); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); and more to be announced...
AAA (Adult Album Alternative), 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, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.
ISC Sponsors: D'Addario, Thayers, PreSonus, ASCAP, Berklee College Of Music, Onlinegigs, SongU.com, The Music Business Registry, Independent Mastering, Indie Venue Bible, George Stein, Esq., Sonicbids, Taxi, music Submit, and Alphabet Arm Design