International Songwriting Competition Names Winners
April 28, 2016 at 3:37 PM (PT)
The INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) has announced its 2015 winners. The ISC, which recognizes and honors excellence in the craft of songwriting, judged over 18,000 entries from almost 120 countries. A total of 351 songwriters were honored this year, winning 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention placements, with the Grand Prize winner being songwriter/performer SKRIZZLY ADAMS (real name: DANIEL ZAVARO) for his song "Tipping Point."
“Songwriting is my passion in life, so winning ISC is like winning the HEISMAN TROPHY!” ADAMS said. In addition to winning $25,000 in cash, SKRIZZLY ADAMS receives almost $25,000 in services and merchandise, including a custom-built LOWDEN guitar valued at over $11,000, a MARSHALL amp and cabinet, a PDP drum kit, an ULTIMATE EARS MEGABOOM speaker, and much more.
"The song overwhelmingly stood out to the judges, winning praise for its melody, arrangement, and passion," ISC Founder/Dir. CANDACE AVERY said. "Moreover, the judges applauded his other songs, confirming that he is indeed a songwriter with a depth of talent. His talent embodies everything that ISC is looking to honor, and we are excited to see what the future holds for this promising artist.”
Previous ISC winners have included: VANCE JOY, BASTILLE, PASSENGER, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, LINDSEY STIRLING, GOTYE, THE BAND PERRY, KASEY CHAMBERS, GIN WIGMORE, KING CHARLES, KIMBRA, GREGORY PORTER, OMAR SOSA, FOR KING & COUNTRY, and many more.
To hear the winning songs, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners