Nashville, Tennessee, USA – With over $100,000 in cash and
prizes and the most prestigious panel of judges of any songwriting competition
in the world, ISC is an excellent opportunity for artists and bands that are
looking to gain exposure in the music industry and further their careers.
ISC winners have ranged from unknown songwriters like the 2004 Overall Grand
Prize, winner Gin Wigmore, to more established artists like Doc Powell,
Akrobatik, Dresden Dolls, and Carbon Leaf. ISC accepts entries from all levels
of songwriters (amateur and professional). ISC has announced the following additions to its panel of judges: Joss Stone;
Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Steve Vai; Peter Hook (New Order) and Dan Storper
(President, Putumayo World Music). Scroll down for a complete list of 2005
This month’s newsletter features Joss Stone in the "Judges Spotlight" section, a
listing of some really helpful songwriting and music resources, as well as
upcoming music conferences and festivals.
Enter ISC online – 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.
Final submission deadline is September 15, 2005.
2005 ISC Judges:
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.);
Steve Vai; Joss Stone; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Peter Hook (New Order); LeAnn
Rimes; Macy Gray; Tara Griggs-Magee (Exec. VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records);
Michael McDonald (President, ATO Recs); Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming &
Talent Relations, CMT); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Barbara
Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); and many more to be announced
Pop/Top 40, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Rock, AAA/Roots/Americana, Country,
R&B/Hip-Hop, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Dance/Electronica, Blues, Children’s Music,
Performance, Instrumental, World Music, Lyrics Only, and Teen (for kids 18 yrs.
old and younger – the winner of this category also wins a full scholarship to
Berklee College of Music’s Summer Performance Program).
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Design, FYE, Fishman Tranducers, Planetary Group, Hear Technologies, Music
Registry, Mediaguide, Sam Ash Music Stores, Sibelius, Onlinegigs.com, and
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.