Intl. Songwriting Competition Finalists Named
March 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM (PT)
The 2013 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) finalists have been announced. Representing a broad variety of musical genres, the finalists were selected from 124 countries worldwide. To view the list, go to www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.
Winners will be announced at the end of APRIL, 2014. Prizes include over $150,000 in cash, merchandise, and services (including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and $40,000 in additional prizes). Past winners included GOTYE, KIMBRA, GIN WIGMORE, THE BAND PERRY, PASSENGER, BASTILLE, KASEY CHAMBERS, GREGORY PORTER, LINDSEY STIRLING and many more. Many of them have gone on to be signed to record label deals and have secured publishing deals, licensing deals, and distribution deals, in addition to getting more gigs, fans, and recognition.
ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters from all over the world, including bands and solo performers. Winners are selected by a panel of high-profile recording artists and music industry executives. The ISC also opens voting to the public to pick their favorite song.
The complete list of ISC judges includes:
Recording Artists: TOM WAITS; NAS; IMAGINE DRAGONS; JOSH TURNER; BERNIE TAUPIN; MARTINA MCBRIDE; DURAN DURAN; GARBAGE; ROBERT SMITH (THE CURE); SELENA GOMEZ; BRUCE HORNSBY; FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE; DIDO; MICHAEL W. SMITH; DARRYL MCDANIELS (RUN DMC); MARK FOSTER (FOSTER THE PEOPLE); ALEJANDRO SANZ; GERALD CASALE (DEVO); JASON ISBELL; JOSHUA REDMAN; BRIAN SETZER; AVICII; KEANE; JEREMY CAMP; MCCOY TYNER; JON SECADA; KETCH SECOR (OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW); BONEY JAMES; CRAIG MORGAN; JAMES COTTON; BLACK FRANCIS (PIXIES); JOHN MAYALL; ANOUSHKA SHANKAR; TOOTS HIBBERT (TOOTS & THE MAYTALS); BOMBINO; CHAYANNE; JIMMY NEEDHAM; and MATT THIESSEN (RELIENT K).
Industry Executives: DAN MCCARROLL (Pres., CAPITOL/VIRGIN LABEL GROUP); MONTE LIPMAN (Pres., UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS); ALISON DONALD (Co-Pres., COLUMBIA RECORDS UK); ED VETRI (Pres., WIND-UP RECORDS); BRYAN LEACH (SVP/A&R Urban, RCA RECORDS and Pres., POLO GROUNDS MUSIC); RICHARD STUMPF (Pres., IMAGEM MUSIC US); BRUCE IGLAUER (Founder/Pres., ALLIGATOR RECORDS); ALBERT SCHILCHER (VP Music & Music Mktg, MTV INTERNATIONAL); ANGEL CARRASCO (SVP A&R, LATIN AMERICA, SONY/BMG); DAN STORPER (Pres., PUTAMAYO WORLD MUSIC RECORDS); CORY ROBBINS (Founder/Pres., ROBBINS ENTERTAINMENT); LORI TIEG (VP/Talent, VEVO); STEVE LILLYWHITE (Producer); KIM BUIE (Head of A&R, THIRTY TIGERS); DOUGLAS C. COHN (SVP,/Music Marketing & Talent, NICKELODEON); LEIB OSTROW (Founder/CEO, MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE); and JAMIE MASADA (Owner, LAUGH FACTORY).