Judges Named For International Songwriting Competition
June 24, 2014 at 12:33 PM (PT)
The INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) has announced its judging panel for the 2014 competition which is now accepting entries. This year, ISC has added more music industry executives, which judges being Presidents and CEOs from REPUBLIC, ATLANTIC, WARNER BROS., ELEKTRA, COLUMBIA, VIRGIN, SONY MUSIC LATIN, MERCURY, WIND-UP, TOMMY BOY, ALLIGATOR, S-CURVE and CONCORD MUSIC GROUP.
"This year we decided to invite more record company executives in order to open up more opportunities to songwriters and artists," ISC Founder/Dir. CANDACE AVERY said "It is so difficult for up-and-coming artists to reach these elusive music executives, so this is an incredible chance for artists to have their music heard by the people who actually make career-changing decisions. We are very excited and honored that so many high-level industry professionals want to participate - this is truly unprecedented in any competition."
2014 ISC judges include:
TOM WAITS; AMERICAN AUTHORS; PAT METHENY; SARA EVANS; BASTILLE; CASTING CROWNS; AVICII; WAYNE SHORTER; JOHN HIATT; KEANE; DJ SNAKE; ROBBEN FORD; DANILO PEREZ; KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD; MARTINA MCBRIDE; NEWSBOYS; JON SECADA; THE CHAINSMOKERS; JASON ISBELL; AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM; LONDON GRAMMAR; MICHAEL W. SMITH; CRAIG MORGAN; GERALD CASALE (DEVO); JEAN-LUC PONTY; JAMES COTTON; TAYLOR GOLDSMITH (DAWES); DARRYL MCDANIELS (RUN D.M.C.); MATT THIESSEN (RELIENT K); CHAYANNE; J. HOLIDAY; and more to be announced...
MONTE LIPMAN (Founder and Chairman/CEO, REPUBLIC RECORDS); CRAIG KALLMAN (Chairman/CEO, ATLANTIC RECORDS); DAN MCCARROLL (Pres., WARNER BROS. RECORDS); JEFF CASTELAZ (Pres., ELEKTRA RECORDS); ALISON DONALD (Co-Pres., COLUMBIA RECORDS UK); TED COCKLE (Pres., VIRGIN RECORDS UK); MIKE SMITH (Pres., MERCURY RECORDS UK); NIR SEROUSSI (Pres., SONY MUSIC LATIN); ED VETRI (Pres., WIND-UP RECORDS); ROSIE LOPEZ (Pres., TOMMY BOY ENTERTAINMENT); GLEN BARROS (Pres., CONCORD MUSIC GROUP); REX RIDEOUT (VP/A&R, MOTOWN RECORDS); JAY LANDERS (EVP of A&R, VERVE MUSIC GROUP); BRYAN STEWART (VP/A&R, CURB RECORDS); JASON MCARTHUR (VP/A&R, PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP / SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT); BRUCE IGLAUER (Founder/Pres., ALLIGATOR RECORDS); ANGEL CARRASCO (SVP A&R, Latin America, Sony); KEITH NAFTALY (EVP/A&R, RCA RECORDS); STEVE LILLYWHITE (Producer); JOSEPH BURNEY (VP/A&R, RCA INSPIRATION/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT); RICHARD STUMPF (CEO, ATLAS PUBLISHING); STEVE GREENBERG (CEO, S-CURVE RECORDS); KIM BUIE (A&R, THIRTY TIGERS); ALBERT SCHILCHER (VP/Music and Music Marketing, MTV INTERNATIONAL); GARY BRIGGS (SVP of A&R/Producer, NEW WEST RECORDS); LORI TEIG (VP/Talent, VEVO); JERMAINE HALL (Editor-In-Chief, VIBE MAGAZINE); JAMIE MASADA (Owner, LAUGH FACTORY); CORY ROBBINS (Founder/Pres., ROBBINS ENTERTAINMENT); JULIE KERTES (GM, NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS, NAPPA); CLAIRE S. GREEN (Pres., PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION); LEIB OSTROW (Founder/CEO, MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE); WENDE CURTIS (Owner, COMEDY WORKS); and more to be announced.
Please visit www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form or more details.