ISC Announces 2017 Judges

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Judges Include: Lorde, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Tom Waits, Nancy Wilson (Heart),
Bastille, Booker T. Jones, Ziggy Marley, Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Don Omar, Natalie Grant,
Billy Cobham, Hardwell, Joe Louis Walker, Kaskade, and Many More

Click here to enter.

ISC is the largest songwriting competition in the world and is open to both professional and amateur songwriters, signed or unsigned. A total of 71 winners in 23 categories share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash, and more.

Established in 2002, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is committed to helping songwriters and artists further their careers, offering the opportunity for their music to be heard by an elite panel of recording artists and music executives. The judging panel includes an impressive group of high-profile recording artists and Presidents, CEOs, and A&R executives from Warner Bros., RCA, Sire, Glassnote, Island, Razor & Tie, Sony Music Latin, Concord Label Group, Warner Music Nashville, Alligator, Interscope, Provident, Capitol, Black River, New West, Virgin/EMI, Word, and many more.

Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing agreements, gigs, and much more. 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.


To view the complete list of judges, click here.


ISC is sponsored by: AKG By HarmanCADD’AddarioDisc MakersEventricGig SaladJBL Professional by HarmonLurrsen Mastering; Merch CatONErpm;; andSweetwater Sound.


You can upload or mail your songs, or you can give us a link to your songs, making it really easy because ISC will go to your page and listen to your songs there. Click here to enter.


Adult Album Alternative (AAA), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen (for songwriters 18 years old and younger), Unpublished, Unsigned Only (this category is open only to unsigned songwriters and artists), and World Music.

Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish – in the same category or in multiple categories.



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