The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is accepting entries for the 2017 competition. Now is your chance to enter what The New York Times calls “the competition to take note of” with $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes and the most prestigious judging panel of any songwriting competition in the world. The extended deadline for entry is November 6, 2017.
ISC is an annual competition whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, and to provide the opportunity to have these talents heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry. There are 23 categories, including Americana, Blues, Country and Folk/Singer-Songwriter.
2017 Judges Include:
Tom Waits; The Mavericks; Martie Maquire (Dixie Chicks/Court Yard Hounds); Grant-Lee Phillips; Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); John Mayall; Sara Evans; Tony Joe White; Don Omar; Nancy Wilson (Heart); Perry Farrell; Lorde; Booker T. Jones; Matt Nathanson; Joe Louis Walker; Walter Trout; John Esposito (CEO, Warner Music Nashville); Bruce Iglauer (President, Alligator Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); and more.
Past Winners Include: The Band Perry; Darrell Scott; Tim Easton; Andrew Bird; Gordie Sampson; Vance Joy; Goyte; and many more.
Enter your songs today here.