The October 15 deadline for the third annual
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is only two weeks away. If you are an
artist, songwriter or band member looking to gain exposure in the music
industry, ISC is the perfect opportunity for you.
ISC’s 2004 panel of judges include top celebrities and
record label executives:Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Sean “P.
Diddy” Combs; Aaron Lewis (Staind); John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting); Bo
Diddley; Clint Black; David Hidalgo (Los Lobos); Branford Marsalis; Darryl
McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Peter Furler (Newsboys); Taj Mahal; Sully Erna
(Godsmack); Macy Gray; Stacey Earle; Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method);
Michael Gudinski (Chairman, Mushroom Group of Companies); Alan Meltzer
(CEO, Wind-Up Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban
Music, Sony Records); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records);
Tracy Gershon (Sr. Dir A&R/Artist Dev, Sony Records Nashville); Chris Parr (VP
of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Peter Asher
(Co-President, Sanctuary Artist Management); Kim Stephens (VP A&R, Lava Records);
Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada) and Leib Ostrow
(CEO, Music For Little People).
More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to
50 winners, including $10,000 in cash and $30,000 in
merchandise/services to the 2004 Overall Grand Prize winner. Visit
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form, or to upload your songs. ISC accepts entries via mail and online. All
entries submitted by mail have to be postmarked on or before October 15,
2004. Online entries have to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 15,
Entries are accepted in the following categories: AAA/Roots/Americana, Dance/Electronica, Jazz,
R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Lyrics Only, Rock, Children’s
Music, Gospel/Christian, Performance, Teen, Country,
Instrumental, Pop/Top 40, and World Music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.