WHAT IS ISC?
ISC offers the opportunity for songwriters to be heard by an elite panel of recording artists and music executives. ISC has a total of 71 winners in 23 categories that share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash.
2019 JUDGES INCLUDE:
Recording Artists: Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Tom Waits, Kevin Gates, CAM, The Script, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Bastille, Fleet Foxes, Gloria Trevi, Tanya Tucker, American Authors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Walker Hayes, Jeremih, Lukas Nelson, Sara Evans, Sidewalk Prophets, Kari Jobe, Irma Thomas, Anuel AA, Kaskade, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Krewella, Danilo Perez, Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim), Camila, Above & Beyond, Peter Erskine, Matthew West, DJ Shadow, Robert Randolph, Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane), NERVO, Easton Corbin, Amadou & Mariam, Mandolin Orange, James McNally (Afro Celt Sound System), Ted Nash, Cedric The Entertainer (Comedian), John Mayall, Gordon Goodwin, Joe Louis Walker, Ashwin Batish, John Tibbs, Nicholas Gunn, Micah Tyler, Aparna Nancheria (Comedian), Walter Trout, and Jimmy Pardo (Comedian)
Industry Executives: Avery Lipman (Founder / President, Republic Records), Sylvia Rhone (Chairwoman / CEO, Epic Records), Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records), Jo Charrington (Co-President, Capitol Music Group (UK), Nick Burgess (Co-President, Parlophone Records), Mark Mitchell (Co-President, Parlophone Records), Mike Easterlin (Co-President, Elektra Music Group), John Burk (President, Concord Music Group), Bruce Iglauer (Founder / President, Alligator Records), Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Music Publishing), Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records), Dallas Martin (Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records), Gordon Kerr (CEO, Black River Entertainment), Nate Albert (EVP of A&R, Capitol Records), Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records), Golnar Khosrowshahi (President, Reservoir Media Management), Kate Craig (VP of A&R, Warner Records), Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment), Ben Blackwell (Co-Founder, Third Man Records), Carletta Higginson (Global Head of Music Publishing, YouTube), Jacob Edgar (Founder, Cumbancha), Cory Robbins (Founder / President, Robbins Entertainment), Julie Kertes (Editor/General Manager, Hot Diggity Media), Laura Margolin (Publishing, Glassnote Records), Randy Frisch (Founder, LoveCat Music), Marni Greenberg (Head of Music Communications, YouTube), David Waxman (General Manager / Senior VP of A&R, Ultra Music), Leib Ostrow (Founder / CEO, Music For Little People), Katherine Dines (Chair of the Advisory Board, The Children’s Music Network), Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation), AJ Tobey (Head of A&R, Rough Trade Publishing), Benjamin Groff (Owner, Brill Building Modern Copyrights), Tamara Conniff (EVP, Roc Nation Music Publishing), Carl Caprioglio (Founder & CEO, Oglio Entertainment), and Elena Epstein (Director, National Parenting Product Awards)
CATEGORIES INCLUDE: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned Only, and World Music.
PAST WINNERS INCLUDE: R.LUM.R, Illenium, Vance Joy, Gotye, Bastille, Kehlani, The Band Perry, Kimbra, Passenger, Kasey Chambers, Lindsey Stirling, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gregory Porter, King Charles, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird, for King & Country, Heather Morgan, Dave Berg, Gordie Sampson, Darryl Scott, Tom Hambridge, Omar Sosa, and more.
For more information, please visit: https://songwritingcompetition.com/
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