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International Songwriting Competition (ISC) reveal Judging panel! Let Bebe Rexha, Coldplay, Dua Lipa,Tom Waits & Linkin Park rate your entry!

Judges Also Include Music Industry Execs From Top Record Labels: Capitol, Sony, Roc Nation, Atlantic, Warner, Verve, Glassnote, And Many More !

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, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned Only, and World Music. 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

Enter the competition HERE

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is proud to announce its 2020 panel of judges that includes iconic artists Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Tom Waits, Cam, Arturo Sandoval, Linkin Park, Tanya Tucker, and many more.

Also included are record label executives from many of the top major and indie record labels.

Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition and is designed to discover and promote professional and amateur songwriters who excel in the art of songwriting.

The competition covers all genres of contemporary music and gives away more than $150,000 in cash and merchandise split among 71 winners, with the Grand Prize comprised of $25,000 in cash plus additional prizes.

The list of previous ISC winners includes many notable artists, including last year’s Grand Prize winner Tones And I with her song “Dance Monkey” as well as Vance Joy, Illenium, R.LUM.R., Gotye, Bastille, The Band Perry, Kehlani, Kimbra, and Lindsey Stirling, among others.

“The panel of judges this year is an assemblage of some of the most successful and accomplished artists and influential music executives in the world,” said Candace Avery, Founder and Director of ISC. “This offers entrants a unique platform to have their music listened to by the upper echelon of the music industry.”

The list of 2020 judges include:    

Recording Artists:    

COLDPLAY

DUA LIPA

TOM WAITS

MIKE SHINODA / JOE HAHN
Linkin Park

BEBE REXHA

TREVOR DANIEL

CAM

AMERICAN AUTHORS

KRISTIAN BUSH
Sugarland

LAURA PAUSINI

TANYA TUCKER

LONNIE LISTON SMITH

SARA EVANS

SIDEWALK PROPHETS

KARI JOBE

IRMA THOMAS

ARTURO SANDOVAL

NANCY WILSON
Heart

KREWELLA

DANILO PEREZ

CAMILA

ABOVE & BEYOND

ROBERT RANDOLPH
Robert Randolph & The Family Band

JACK DEJOHNETTE

TIM RICE-OXLEY
Keane

DAVE KOZ

G HERBO

EASTON CORBIN

SAM FELDT

SUGARAY RAYFORD

JAMES MCNALLY
Afro Celt Sound System

CHARLES LLOYD

JOHN MAYALL

GORDON GOODWIN

DAVID LINDLEY

JOE LOUIS WALKER

ASHWIN BATISH

NICHOLAS GUNN
Limelght

MARGARET CHO

STEEL PANTHER

JIMMY PARDO
Comedian

Industry Executives:      

JO CHARRINGTON
Co-President, Capitol Music Group (UK)

OMAR GRANT
Co-President, Roc Nation Records Label

KENNY WEAGLY
President, A&R and Label Services, Worldwide, ADA Worldwide / President, East West US

AFO VERDE
Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Latin Iberia

DANIEL GLASS
President/Founder, Glassnote Records

BRUCE IGLAUER
Founder / President, Alligator Records

RICHARD STUMPF
CEO, Atlas Music Publishing

ED VETRI
President, Wind-Up Records

DALLAS MARTIN
Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records

DAHLIA AMBACH CAPLIN
Sr. Vice-President, Verve Label Group

NATE ALBERT
EVP of A&R, Capitol Records

KIM BUIE
VP of A&R, New West Records

ATON BEN-HORIN
Global VP A&R, Warner Music Group

GOLNAR KHOSROWSHAHI
President, Reservoir Media Management

KATE LABREL
VP of A&R, Warner Records

JOSH BAILEY
Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment

JACOB EDGAR
Founder, Cumbancha

CORY ROBBINS
Founder / President, Robbins Entertainment

JULIE KERTES
Editor/General Manager, Hot Diggity Media

LAURA MARGOLIN
Publishing, Glassnote Records

RANDY FRISCH
Founder, LoveCat Music

MARNI GREENBERG
Head of Music Communications, YouTube

LEIB OSTROW
Founder / CEO, Music For Little People

KATHERINE DINES
Chair of the Advisory Board, The Children’s Music Network

CLAIRE S. GREEN
President, Parents’ Choice Foundation

AJ TOBEY
Head of A&R, Rough Trade Publishing

BENJAMIN GROFF
Owner, Brill Building Modern Copyrights

TAMARA CONNIFF
EVP, Roc Nation Music Publishing

CARL CAPRIOGLIO
Founder & CEO, Oglio Entertainment

ELENA EPSTEIN
Director, National Parenting Product Awards

ISC is sponsored by: Arturia; Celebrity Access; Eventric; Fairytale Brownies; Gig Salad; iZotope; Lurssen Mastering; Merch Cat; Musicians Institute; PreSonus; SongU; Sweetwater; and TuneCore.

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