11 September 2005

International Songwriting Competition

Dance/Electronica Category

ISC is now accepting entries for 2005 - so enter your songs now!
One of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the world, ISC offers entrants a chance to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 (US) in cash and $20,000 in merchandise. ISC is open to both amateur and professional songwriters, and all Dance/Electronica musicians and songwriters are invited to submit their songs.

ISC provides the perfect opportunity for bands, artists, and songwriters looking to gain more exposure and have their songs heard by some of the most influential members of the music industry. "We've always been impressed with the talented songwriters who participate in the ISC. This is a great A&R source to find new artists." - Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records)

Entries are judged by influential Dance/Electronica artists and industry professionals, including Peter Hook (New Order), Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records) and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment). Past judges have included Paul Oakenfold, Scott Kirkland (Crystal Method), and more. ISC accepts entries in all sub-genres of Dance/Electronica ranging from Trance, Techno, Breakbeats to IDM and more.

The complete panel of ISC 2005 judges includes:
Peter Hook (New Order); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records/You Records/Sequence Records/Escondida Music/Empire Mgmt.); Tom Waits; Sonny Rollins; Loretta Lynn; John Scofield; Macy Gray; Joss Stone; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Charlie Musselwhite; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); LeAnn Rimes; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Steve Vai; Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); The Donnas; BeBe Winans; MercyMe; Monte Lipman (President of Universal Records); Keith Wozencroft ( President, Capitol Music UK); Glen Barros (CEO/President, Concord Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP of Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Dan Storper (President of Putumayo World Music); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Alexandra Patsavas (Owner, The Chop Shop Music Supervision - credits include The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Without A Trace, Carnivale, Rescue Me); Darrale Jones (VP A&R Urban, Atlantic Records); Chris Parr (VP Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President of Alligator Records); Leib Ostrow (CEO of Music For Little People), Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Emily Wittmann (Vice-President, Nick Records); and Danny Epstein (Music Supervisor, Sesame Street/Sesame Workshop).

ISC categories include: Dance/Electronica; R&B/Hip- Hop; Gospel/Christian; Blues; Jazz; Pop/Top 40; Rock; Country; AAA/Roots/Americana; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Instrumental; World Music; Children's Music; Performance; Lyrics Only; and Teen (18 yrs. old or younger)

ISC sponsors include: Epiphone, Berklee College Of Music, L.R. Baggs, Alphabet Arm Design, FYE, Fishman Tranducers, ADK Microphones, Tascam, Sam Ash Music Stores, Moog Music, Hear Technologies, Music Registry, Mediaguide, ArtistMonitor, Disc Makers, Sibelius, Planetary Group, Onlinegigs.com, and Sonicbids .

Enter the ISC online or download an entry form to mail in your entry.


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The Music Sales Group
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