Wednesday, September 11

Deadline For Songwriting Competition

Enter your songs now for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including $25,000 cash to the Grand Prize winner. Gain recognition and exposure, and take your music career to the next level. Amateur and professional songwriters are eligible to enter.
ISC accepts entries by mail or online (platforms include ISC, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, and Facebook). ISC will also go to where you have your music streaming, such as Radio Airplay, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, Facebook, etc. This makes it even easier because you don't even need to upload us your songs. Click here to enter.
ISC's prestigious panel of judges will select the winners (this could be you!). Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity to have these iconic artists and high-profile industry pros hear your music.

Tom Waits, Imagine Dragons, Josh Turner, Bernie Taupin (Elton John lyricist), Garbage, Mark Foster (Foster The People), Dido, Nas, Robert Smith (The Cure), Martina McBride, Florida Georgia Line, Keane, Selena Gomez, Joshua Redman, John Mayall, Avicii, Bruce Hornsby, Jason Isbell, Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.), Ketch Secor(Old Crow Medicine Show), Anoushka Shankar, Brian Setzer, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Black Francis (Pixies), Jon Secada, Monte Lipman (President Universal Republic Records), Dan McCarroll (President Capitol/Virgin Label Group), Ed Vetri (President Wind-Up Records), Richard Stumpf (President Imagem Music US), Alison Donald (Co-President Columbia Records UK)

Recording Artists: Michael W. Smith; Bombino; Gerald Casale (Devo); Alejandro Sanz; Boney James; Jeremy Camp; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; McCoy Tyner; Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Jimmy Needham; Chayanne; and Matt Thiessen (Relient K)

Industry Executives: Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Bryan Leach (Sr. VP of A&R Urban, RCA); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Lori Tieg (VP of Talent, VEVO); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Kim Buie (Head of A&R, Thirty Tigers); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory)

Adult Album Alternative (AAA), 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, Pop/Top 40, Performance, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music.

Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - different songs in the same category or the same song in multiple categories.

Presonus, Marshall Amplification, Lowden Guitars, DiscMakers,, TuneCore, Berklee College of Music, Mrs. Fields Cookies, AirPlay Direct, The Music Business Registry, Celebrity Access, Indie Venue Bible, Thayers, Independent Mastering, Sonicbids, Taxi, SSL, D'Addario