Major Label Execs, CEO, Join Artists To Judge International Songwriting Competition
September 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM (PT)
SARAH McLACHLAN, JOHN HIATT, TOM WAITS, PAT METHENY, SARA EVANS, JON SECADA, BASTILLE, AVICII, WAYNESHORTER, CASTING CROWNS and more have joined the 2015 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION's judging panel. The deadline to enter has been extended to NOVEMBER 4th,
ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform and SONICBIDS or through the mail. In addition, ISC will be offering some special promotions and incentives through the end of the year.
This year, ISC has expanded the participation of music industry executives, which this year includes Presidents and CEOs from REPUBLIC, ATLANTIC, WARNER BROS. ELEKTRA, COLUMBIA UK, VIRGIN UK, SONY MUSIC LATIN, MERCURY UK, WIND-UP, TOMMY BOY, ALLIGATOR, BLIND PIG, FAT POSSUM, ROBINS ENTERTAINMENT, S-CURVE and CONCORD MUSIC GROUP.
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68
winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 cash and $30,000 in prizes. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music.
Past winners have included GRAMMY winners, chart-topping artists, amateur songwriters, and everyone in between, including BASTILLE, GOTYE, LINDSEY STIRLING, KIMBRA, THE BAND PERRY, ANDREW BIRD, PASSENGER, GIN WIGMORE, MISSY HIGGINS and KING CHARLES, among many others.
Some of the record industry figures on the panel include REPUBLIC RECORDS' MONTE LIPMAN, ATLANTIC RECORDS' CRAIG KALLMAN, WARNER BROS.' DAN McCARROLL,VIRGIN RECORDS UK's TED COCKLE, WIND-UP's GLEN BARROS, VERVE MUJSIC GROUP's JAY LANDERS, ALLIGATOR RECORDS' BRUCE IGLAUER, RCA RECORDS' KEITH NAFTALY, producer STEVE LILLYWHITE, ATLAS PUBLISHING's RICHARD STUMPF, S-CURVE's STEVE GREENBERG. THIRTY TIGERS' KIM BUIE, NEW WEST's GARY BRIGGS, VEVO's LORI TEIG, VIBE's JERMAINE HALL, ROBBINS ENTERTAINMENT''s CORY ROBBINS, COMEDY WORKS' WENDE CURTIS, FUNNY OR DIE NEWS' NATE DERN and UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER's SHANNON O'NEILL
Please visit www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form or more details.