Extremely high demand has pushed the organisers of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) to extend the deadline for entering songs to November 4.
ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, or through the mail. Within this extended deadline period, ISC will be offering some special promotions and incentives.
One of the most prestigious and respected songwriting competitions in the world, ISC gives away a total of more than US$150,000 in cash and prizes (including US$25,000 cash for the grand prize winner), and gives songwriters 22 different categories under which to enter their songs.
Not only do ISC winners receive great prizes and media recognition, but winners also receive a lot of industry attention.
Many winners have gone on to great success and garnered record deals, publishing deals, licensing deals, and even Grammys.
Previous ISC winners include: Gotye and Kimbra (best known for their Grammy-winning, million-selling single Somebody That I Used To Know), Passenger, The Band Perry, Gin Wigmore, Bastille, and many more.
Entry information can be found at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.
One of the most difficult challenges for artistes is to get their music into the hands of the music industry's heavy hitters, yet ISC gives this opportunity to each finalist. All finalists' songs are sent to the judges, who evaluate them and then select the overall winners.
This year's judges are unparalleled in prestige and accomplishment and reflect the pinnacle of success in contemporary music.
2013 ISC JUDGES
Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Simon Le Bon & Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
Florida Georgia Line
Mark Foster (Foster the People)
Boney James AVICII
Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Michael W. Smith
Black Francis (The Pixies)
Matt Thiessen (Relient K)
Gerald Casale (Devo)
Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals)
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