International Songwriting Competition 2012
What is ISC?
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual songwriting and music contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.
Now in its eleventh year, previous winners include names like Gotye, Kimbra, and JESS. The competition is international and receives submissions from over 110 countries per year. Also mention There is over $150,000 in cash prizes available including $25,000 cash and over $40,000 in prizes for Grand Prize winner. Prizes include Marshall Full Stack Amp, Solid State Logic (SSL) Recording Package, an $11,000 Lowden Acoustic Guitar, and more.
ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels, and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters, musicians, bands, and solo performers are invited to participate. It doesn’t matter whether you perform or write songs for a living or do it as a hobby – ISC is open to everyone. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting contests and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
Dance & Electronic judges include the likes of AVICII, Basement Jaxx, Gerald Casale (Devo) and Cory Robbins (President, Robbins Entertainment). Other notable judges include Tom Waits, Nas, Jeff Beck, Mark Foster (Foster the People) and Robert Smith (The Cure).
Submission deadline is September 20th and there is a $30 per entry.
For a full description of the contest, submission genres, rules and more head to the FAQ page here