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6/30/2005

 
Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, LeAnn Rimes, DMC, Good Charlotte, President of Universal Records and other celebrities to judge Songwriting Competition

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2005. One of the largest songwriting competitions in the world, ISC offers entrants a chance to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 (US) in cash and $20,000 in merchandise. Participating judges include: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Tom Waits; Steve Vai, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Peter Hook (New Order); The Donnas; John Scofield; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); LeAnn Rimes; Joss Stone; Macy Gray; MercyMe; and many more.

(PRWEB) June 30, 2005 -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2005. One of the largest songwriting competitions in the world, ISC offers entrants a chance to compete for 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 winners benefit from extensive press and publicity, gaining exposure and recognition from an international music market of industry professionals and fans. For more information on what ISC winners have been up to, visit http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/news.htm.

Internationally renowned for its high-caliber judges, ISC offers entrants a unique opportunity to have their songs heard by some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry.

ISC is pleased to announce its new panel of judges for 2005:

Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Tom Waits; Steve Vai, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Peter Hook (New Order); The Donnas; John Scofield; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); LeAnn Rimes; Joss Stone; Macy Gray; MercyMe; Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music Records); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/ Artistic Director, WOMAD); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP, Gospel/Urban Music Sony Records); Chris Parr (VP Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Alexandra Patsavas (Music Supervisor, The OC/Carnivale/Grey's Anatomy); Emily Whittmann (VP, Nick (Nickelodeon) Records); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Cory Robbins (President, Robbins Entertainment); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music for Little People); and more to be announced.

2005 categories: Pop/Top 40, Rock, Gospel/Christian, Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Performance, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, AAA/Roots/Americana, Jazz, Dance/Electronica, Blues, Children's Music, Teen (18 yrs. old and younger), Instrumental, World Music, and Lyrics Only.

Early bird deadline for submission is July 15, 2005.
Final deadline for submission is October 14, 2005.

Entries are accepted online or through regular mail. For more information and to enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
June Koh
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETIITION
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/
615.251.4441




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