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International Songwriting Competition 2011
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Only 3 Weeks Until The Deadline
The deadline to enter your songs is approaching soon (September 21), so enter your songs now for a chance to share $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize
of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in prizes
Entering ISC is easy: you can mail in your songs or enter online through Sonicbids, Broadjam, Myspace, ReverbNation, or now the newly launched ISC online platform. All of these entry methods are available on the ISC website, so you now have many options.

ISC has many new judges for 2011 - this means new ears will be listening to and judging this year's finalists and ultimately selecting the 2011 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.
ISC Judges Include:
Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Tom Waits Tom Waits Tori Amos Tori Amos My Morning Jacket My Morning Jacket Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne
McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor - Duran Duran Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor
Duran Duran
Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Robert Smith - The Cure Robert Smith
The Cure
Janelle Monae Janelle Monae
Wynonna Wynonna Keane Keane Tegan And Sara Tegan And Sara Johnny Clegg Johnny Clegg Darryl McDaniels - Run D.M.C. Darryl McDaniels
Run D.M.C.
Mose Allison Mose Allison John Mayall John Mayall Billy Currington Billy Currington Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Massive Attack Massive Attack
Monte Lipman - President, Universal Republic Records Monte Lipman
Universal Republic Records
David Massey - President, Mercury Records David Massey
Mercury Records
Anastasia Brown - Music Supervisor, FORMAT Anastasia Brown
Music Supervisor
Ric Arboit - President, Nettwerk Music Group Ric Arboit
Nettwerk Music Group
Brian Malouf - VP of A&R, Walt Disney Records Brian Malouf
VP of A&R
Walt Disney Records
Additional Judges Include:
Recording Artists: Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Jeremy Camp; Amadou & Mariam; Trombone Shorty; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Sandra Bernhard; Ray Wylie Hubbard; Chayanne; Basement Jaxx; and Matt Thiessen (Relient K)

Industry Executives: Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and
Putumayo Kids); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, Lost Highway); Trevor Jerideau
(VP of A&R, J Records); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Allison B. Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings)
Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), R&B/Hip-Hop, Adult Contemporary (AC), Rock, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica,
Comedy/Novelty, World Music, Children's Music, Lyrics Only, Teen, Performance, Music Video, and Unsigned Only. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - different songs in the same category or the same song in multiple categories.
ISC News
Congratulations to the Band Perry

Congratulations to The Band Perry on the success of their ISC 2008 entry, "If I Die Young." After 38 weeks on the Hot 100 Billboard chart, the song is now #14 on the chart and is showing the greatest sales and airplay this week. The self-titled album has been on the Top 200 chart for almost a year now, having peaked at #4. It's always great to see an ISC entrant achieve success, and we wish them much continued success.


Warner Bros. Records has announced that it has signed international pop newcomer Kimbra to a worldwide deal. The label will soon release the 21-year-old singer and songwriter's debut album, Vows, on Warner Bros. Records. Kimbra was the First Place winner in the 2010 ISC Pop/Top 40 category with her song "Settle Down." Congratulations, Kimbra!


Big Concerts has announced that The Parlotones have been chosen to support Coldplay, who will be performing live for the first time ever in South Africa, on Wednesday, October 5th at Cape Town Stadium and Saturday, October 8th at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium Johannesburg. The Parlotones were the 2010 First Place winner in the Rock category for their song "Life Design."
ISC Sponsors: Presonus, Sennheiser, Lowden, Posse, Songtrust, ASCAP, Berklee College Of Music, D'Addario,
Thayers, Onlinegigs, SongU.com, The Music Business Registry, Independent Mastering, Indie Venue Bible, George Stein Esq., Sonicbids, Taxi, and music Submit
ISC Sponsor Spotlight
Posse Posse
POSSE allows you to customize your ear monitors anywhere, home, office or studio. Then, bring POSSE to any venue you play and always have the greatest confidence in how you sound, because you are taking YOUR mix with you. Visit them at http://www.PosseAudio.com

* Hear, sing, and play better when you control your own monitor mix
* Excellent for playing live, great for recording
* Cut sound check time in half
* Built in ambient stereo mics keep you on pitch
* Eliminates the need for floor monitors
* Can be preset, because it is transparent to the house system
* Under 5 minutes to assemble, easy to carry
Lowden Guitars Lowden Guitars
The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, workmanship and assembly techniques along with their choice of woods. Handcrafted in their 'studio' workshops in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, their assembly techniques involve the use of hand tools to improve the quality of all joints and enable theunique "Dolphin Profile" voicing of the soundboard bracing. This and much much more ensures that sustain, volume and balance are not hindered in any way. No short cuts are possible, just great workmanship and attention to detail! Lowden Guitars - the natural choice! For more info, please visit: http://www.georgelowden.com
Music Registry Music Registry
Attn: ISC Readers: The Film/Television Music Guide is offering a 50% discount off any ad in the upcoming Fall Edition. The Film/Television Music Guide reaches every Music Supervisor, Film Studio & Television Network Music Dept., Video Game Company, Advertising Agency, Trailer House and Music Placement company in LA, NY, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, London and Toronto. Contact ritch@musicregistry.com for more information. Visit: http://www.musicregistry.com.
Industry Partners
Premier Guitar Premier Guitar
Built by guitarists for guitarists, Premier Guitar is the world's number one media source for all things guitar. You can read PG in print, online for free, or on the go with PG's free mobile apps. Premier Guitar offers all of its magazine content for free at PremierGuitar.com along with web-exclusives, tons of video content, lessons, latest news updates, and awesome gear giveaways. If you are a serious guitar player/collector, want to stay up to speed on what gear artists are using, or just flat-out crave gear yourself, you'll dig Premier Guitar! Go to: http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/201109_ISC
GuitarTricks.com GuitarTricks.com
Ready To Learn Guitar? GuitarTricks.com provides a step-by-step method for learning guitar that has transformed thousands of people into great guitar players. 45 instructors have created over 5,000 video guitar lessons teaching blues, rock, country, jazz, acoustic fingerstyle, surf, rockabilly, bluegrass and more. With interactive guitar applications and hundreds of popular song lessons, Guitar Tricks makes learning guitar more fun than ever!

Check out GuitarTricks.com today and get 24 lessons completely free: http://www.guitartricks.com
Radio Submit Radio Submit
Get Your Music To Radio: Radio Submit is the leading website that allows artists and record labels to present their music, videos, and promotional material to radio stations worldwide. Allowing the stations to view the artist's changeable promotional web site, then listen to, and download the artist's music releases and play them on their stations. Radio Submit replaces the expensive, and time consuming process of mailing artist's CD's to radio stations. Being the first site of its type, Radio Submit was created by musicians who truly understand the troubles artist face in the music industry. For more info, go to http://www.radiosubmit.com
Music Connection Music Connection
Music Connection magazine is a veteran trade magazine that has been referenced as "The Musician's Bible." In the scene for over 33 years, MC provides key support for up-and-coming musicians that are looking for guidance, industry contacts, songwriting tips, promotion and more. From its unique vantage point, Music Connection sets its sights on every aspect of the business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in small clubs. Whether offering expert tips on raw survival or the factors contributing to breakthrough success, MC examines and defines the realities of music making. For more information, go to: http://www.musicconnection.com/intranet/amp_new/ff.php
RedGorilla 2012: March 14-18, Austin. TX RedGorilla 2012: March 14-18, Austin. TX

Now in its ninth year, the event will host over 350 bands and solo artists in 2012. Still, its mission remains the same: to promote up-and-coming independent music in all genres and help independent artists further their careers. RedGorilla showcases will take place from Wednesday, March 14, to Saturday, March 18, in clubs on 6th Street, right in the heart of all the action. The event continues to be a "No Badge Required" event. It is free to attend and is open to the general public.

RedGorilla Music Fest takes place during one of the most important music weeks of the year. It is the music industry's premier destination for the year, and thousands of fans and music industry professionals descend upon Austin to network and check out new talent. To submit for a showcase, read artist and industry testimonials, or just to get more information, visit: http://www.redgorillamusic.com
The Deli The Deli
With an average monthly traffic of 65k unique visitors per month, The Deli is the #1 blog to cover emerging indie artists in their local scene. Their daily updated website covers the 11 biggest US music scenes through 11 dedicated, separate blogs. They also have two quarterly print publication exclusively focused on the NYC and LA scenes, and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin. They welcome musicians to submit their music digitally for review consideration - to do so, click on the Deli's logo. For more info, go to: http://national.thedelimagazine.com/homepage
Evolvor Evolvor
Evolvor.com is an online resource for artists and musicians to learn more about the emerging digital age of the music industry, with articles and tutorials to help guide you along the way. It is home to the blog of Eric Hebert, a web strategist who works with artists and businesses all over the world. Eric has spent the last 8 years learning how to navigate the murky waters of online marketing and has brought a no-BS approach to teaching those willing to listen how to attract eyeballs online. For more info, go to http://evolvor.com
Music Clout Music Clout
Music Clout offers musicians an online platform of opportunities, benefits and resources used to get deals, make connections and jump start careers. Music Clout has connections with everything from major labels to independent music blogs and podcasts. With over 100 new opportunities to choose from each month, Music Clout has something to offer bands and artists of all genres, styles, and calibers. Visit http://www.musicclout.com/default.aspx
WOMEX WOMEX - the World Music Expo / Copenhagen, Denmark / 26-30 Oct 2011
WOMEX is the most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers. UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Made in Berlin and travelling in Europe: in Oct 2010 over 2,400 delegates from more than 90 countries, a full conference and a showcase festival presenting 59 acts on 6 stages. Go to http://www.womex.com
Whotune Whotune
Whotune is a free promotional, sales, and distribution platform comprising of numerous tools and features one site for artists and the industry. Artists can perform live via cam on the 'Live Stage' or receive airplay on one of the Whotune radio stations. Artists can collaborate with other artists and connect with each other and fans via multiple Social features. For fans, Whotune is a Social Music discovery and entertainment portal, offering numerous ways to discover new music, connect with new artists, and other fans. Check it out at http://www.whotune.com



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