Enter on or before July 15 and save on entry fees. If you enter by July 15, you can save on multiple
entries ($30 for the first entry and $22 for each additional entry). After July 15, the entry fee is
$30 per entry with no discount for additional entries. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
The deadline for all entries is September 21, 2011.
ISC accepts entries from amateur and professional songwriters, artists, and musicians. More than
$150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the 68 winners, including an overall Grand Prize
of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in music equipment, services, and more. Not only does ISC give
away the largest cash Grand Prize of any songwriting competition in the world, but ISC also has
the most high-profile judges, the most categories, and the coolest winners. ISC has lots of great
new judges for 2011, so scroll down and check them out - this means new judges listening to all
the finalists' songs and picking the 2011 winners (this could be you!).
How To Enter
Entering ISC is now easier than ever. You can enter:
MP3 is the accepted format.
You can send your entries by postal mail (CD, tape, or DVD for music video entries). Just
fill out an entry form and send us your songs.
You can also enter through MySpace if you have a MySpace page - which is really easy because
ISC will go to your page and listen to your songs there (you don't even need to send us your
Winning ISC isn't just about the cash and prizes. The recognition, exposure, and kudos of
winning ISC add to the reasons to enter and benefits of winning. ISC is looking for great
songs and songwriters - so, whether you're a professional songwriter or just starting out,
ISC welcomes your entries. Because entries are accepted from professional and amateur
songwriters, ISC's annual winners are comprised of various levels of songwriters: complete
novices, hit writers, unknown performers, up-and-coming artists, and even Grammy winners.
This diversity helps to elevate the stature of winning ISC for unknown artists by being
included in an elite group of winners, many of whom are established artists (such as Steel
Magnolia, Alannah Myles, The Band Perry, The Ataris, Andrew Bird, Bill Bruford, Kasey Chambers,
Omar Sosa, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and more). Winning ISC is a songwriter's badge of honor.
2011 ISC Judges
Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Ozzy Osbourne; Tori Amos; My Morning Jacket;
Jeff Beck; Keane; Billy Currington; Kelly Clarkson; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli;
Massive Attack; Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall;
Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Trombone Shorty; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Mose
Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The
Maytals); Chayanne; Amadou & Mariam; Sandra Bernhard; and more to be announced...
Industry Executives: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records);
Brian Malouf (VP of
A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel
Carrasco (Sr. VP of A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music
Group); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins
Entertainment); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Antony Bland (A&R, American
Recordings); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer);
Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (VP of
A&R, Lost Highway); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon);
Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); and more to be announced...
AAA (Adult Album Alternative), 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, Performance, Pop/Top 40,
R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music
Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.
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Canadian Musician magazine is Canada's magazine for professional and amateur musicians.
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Since 1997, Songsalive! is the largest international non-profit organization dedicated to the
nurturing, support, promotion and education of songwriters and composers worldwide. They welcome
songwriters, composers, and lyricists, as well as singers, musicians, and artists looking for
songs, from all around the world. Songsalive! is run by volunteer songwriters for songwriters.
It acts as an epicenter, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets,
bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time
giving them and their music the support they deserve. Consider this your family, community and
support. Become a member today and get support, promotion, education and find collaborations
and platforms to allow your songs to shine. Go to http://www.songsalive.org
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Music News Nashville has been a resource for information about the music industry in -
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