ISC ANNOUNCES 2015 WINNERS

ISC has announced the 2015 winners! Congratulations to Skrizzly Adams for winning the Grand Prize with the song "Tipping Point" and to all the other winners! Click here to see the list of winners and to hear the winning songs.

ISC 2016 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Click here to enter. Regular Deadline is September 9th, 2016. All 2016 entrants will receive one free magazine subscription to either Guitar Player or Guitar World ($25 value), as well as a 45-day trial membership to SongU.com just for entering.  

What is ISC?

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest 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. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting 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.

Win cash, prizes, recognition, and exposure!

71 winners will share in the cash and prizes! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, World Music, Unpublished, and Unsigned Only. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.

In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements. 

Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the following criteria:

• Creativity

• Originality

• Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics)

• Melody

• Arrangement

• Overall likeability

Some categories may have additional criteria. Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are NOT criteria (except in the Performance category in which Vocals are a judging criteria).

JOIN THE RANKS OF PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Vance Joy, Gotye, Bastille, The Band Perry, Kimbra, Passenger, Kasey Chambers, Passenger, Lindsey Stirling, Skrizzly Adams, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gregory Porter, King Charles, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird, Tommy Castro, for King & Country, Omar Sosa, and more.  

ENTER YOUR SONGS NOW - REGULAR DEADLINE ENDS ON SEPT 9, 2016
June 12, 2016

Click here to enter your songs today. 

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Without a doubt, the ISC has made a notable difference in my career as a songwriter. My second place win in the Americana category earned me significant press and has helped me secure grant funding to compose music. Thank you ISC!

– Dale Boyle, 2012 Second Place Winner of the Americana category

 

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