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International Songwriting Competition 2019 Deadline Approaching Soon – Get those entries in!

ISC’s main objective is to provide an outlet and platform for artists and songwriters to achieve their goals and further their careers. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters and offers them the unique opportunity to have their music heard by the decision-makers in the music industry, including iconic celebrity artists and high-profile industry executives.

Winning ISC can help established artists to acquire better gigs, get more press and exposure, license music for film or tv, gain more fans, or even get a publishing or record deal. For artists just starting out, it can help to jump start a career.

How does ISC do this? By creating the best songwriting competition there is…one that has the best judges, the most prizes, and the global prestige and benefits that winning ISC produces. ISC gives away more than $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes, shared by 71 winners in 23 music genres.

Recording artists such as Vance Joy, Bastille, The Band Perry, Passenger, Illenium, Gotye, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, Gregory Porter, For King and Country, Lindsey Stirling, and many more have seen the value of entering ISC. As entrants and winners in ISC, they have all gone on to hugely successful careers.

In addition to the celebrity judges, the panel also includes a Who’s Who of high-profile, influential record label executives. Included are Sylvia Rhone (Chairwoman/CEO, Epic Records), Avery Lipman (Founder/President, Republic Records), Mike Easterlin (Co-President, Elektra Music Group), and many A&R reps whose job it is to find great artists and songs.

The record labels represented on ISC’s panel include: Republic, Epic, Parlophone, Elektra, Capitol, Glassnote, Concord, Alligator, Atlantic, Wind-Up, Black River, New West, Warner, Word, Third Man, and more. Go to for a complete list of ISC judges.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for an artist’s music to be heard by the elite of the music industry. For more information and to enter your original songs, go to

“If ambushing your favorite bands with CD-Rs tossed on stage hasn’t gotten your band noticed yet, the International Songwriting Competition should be right up your alley…Hell, the ISC is parked in your alley giving away free ice cream…Sheesh, talk about the chance of a lifetime.” Pitchfork

“We’re always been impressed with the talented songwriters who participate in the ISC. This is a great A&R source to find new artists.” – Monte Lipman, Founder/CEO, Republic Records

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