Enter the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

Nashville, Tennessee, USA – Now in its fourth year, ISC is an
annual songwriting competition that provides songwriters and musicians the
opportunity to gain exposure in the international arena. The awards include $100,000 in cash and prizes. ISC offers its entrants
the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by some of the most
prominent members of the music industry. ISC’s judging panel includes
high-profile industry professionals and celebrities encompassing a diverse
spectrum of musical genres.

The ISC includes a world music category.

, an artist from Madagascar, now based in London (England), won in
the world music category in 2005. 2005 Competition Update:

ISC’s is now accepting online entries! Powered by Sonicbids, ISC’s online
submission process is easy and convenient, and saves you time and money on
postage. All online entrants will receive a complimentary Sonicbids 6-month
membership. Enter Online Now

Participants may also send their entries by mail if preferred. Visit

for an entry form.

2005 ISC Judges include:

Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); LeAnn Rimes; Macy Gray; Tara Griggs-Magee
(Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Michael McDonald (President,
ATO Records); Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT);
Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); and many more to be

In addition to a total prize package of $100,000 in cash and merchandise, ISC
winners also benefit from a multi-lateral promotion campaign designed to
heighten awareness and increase exposure for their songwriting, and most
importantly, to help them further their careers.

Deadline for submission is October 14, 2005. Visit
www.songwritingcompetition.com for more information.

2005 Sponsors: Alphabet Arm Design, FYE, Music Registry, Mediaguide, Sam Ash
Music Stores, Sibelius, and Sonicbids.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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