NASHVILLE, TN. (Top40 Charts)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its panel of judges for the 2016 competition. Included on the panel are many iconic, high-profile recording artists as well as Presidents, CEOs and A&R reps from Atlantic, Warner Bros., Sire, RCA, Glassnote, Island, Razor & Tie, Sony Music
Latin, Interscope, Concord Label Group, Warner Music
Nashville, Alligator, Wind-Up, Provident, Capitol, Black
River, New West, Virgin/EMI, Word, and many more.
For more information and to enter, go to www.songwritingcompetition.com.
Entries are open now via ISC's online platform or through the mail. ISC is open to both amateur and professional songwriters and offers 23 categories of music to enter. This year, ISC has added a new category aptly called Unpublished. Music
publishing is a major source of revenue for songwriters, so ISC is taking steps to open the doors for songwriters by having established, high-profile publisher listen to the finalists' songs and select the winners in that category.
A total of 71 winners share in more than $150,000 in cash and prizes including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and much more in merchandise and services.
Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success. Past winners have included: Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; For King And Country; and many more.
The complete list of 2016 judges includes:
Chris Cornell; Tom Waits; American Authors; Lorde; Sara Evans; Ziggy Marley; Donovan; Joe Bonamassa; India
Arie; Bastille; Keane; Hardwell; Danilo Perez; Afro Celt Sound System; Gerald Casale (Devo); Ryan Bingham; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Joy Williams (The Civil Wars); Matt Maher; Jesse
& Joy; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks
and Courtyard Hounds); Kaskade; Mike Stern; Carlos
Vives; Rickie Lee Jones; Vijay Iyer; Ana Barbara; Fat Joe; John Mayall; Luis Fonsi; Salif Keita; Mariana
Vega; Jay Farrar (Son Volt / Uncle Tupelo); Art Alexakis (Everclear); Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); Nicholas Gunn; Jordan Feliz; Far East Movement; Femi Kuti; and more.
Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman/CEO, Sire Records); Daniel
Glass (President, Glassnote Records); John Esposito (Chairman/CEO, Warner Music
Nashville); John Burk (President, Concord Label Group); Afo Verde (Chairman, Sony Music
Latin); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator
Records); Nate Albert (Executive VP of A&R, Capitol Records); Aaron
Bay-Schuck (President of A&R, Interscope Records); Nick Burgess (Senior VP of A&R, Virgin/Emi); Mike Easterlin (President Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner Records); Gordon
Kerr (CEO, Black
River Entertainment); Josh Bailey (Senior VP of A&R, Word Entertainment); Craig
Balsam (Co-Owner, Razor & Tie / Washington Square
/ Kidz Bop); Colin Barlow (Managing Director, RCA UK); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Nate Albert (Executive VP of A&R, Capitol records); Mike Flynn (Sr. VP of A&R, Capitol Records); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas
Publishing); Steve Yegelwel (Senior VP, Island Records); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music
Ent.); Albert Schilcher (VP Music
Marketing, MTV International); and more.
ISC sponsors: Adam Professional Audio, Berklee College of Music, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D'Addario, Dark Horse Institute, Disc Makers, Gauge Precision Instruments, Gig Salad, LANDR, Lowden Guitars, Marshall, Musicians Institute, Sessions, and SongU.com.
Contact: Candace Avery
International Songwriting Competition