NEEDS HIP-HOP AND RAP ENTRIES, BUT YOU NEED TO ENTER SOON! DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 30 (POSTMARKED)
Do you want to win great prizes and gain exposure in the music industry? Enter your songs now to win a Grand Prize of $5,000 in cash and $25,000 in merchandise/services and a chance to have your music heard by the music industry's top decision makers and musicians!
A total of $65,000 in prizes will be shared by 27 winners. All musicians, bands, songwriters, and solo artists are invited to participate!
ISC is a new annual songwriting competition that provides the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena and gain the kind of exposure needed to further their careers.
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:-:-:-:-:-: THE JUDGES :-:-:-:-:-: ISC judges include some of the most high-profile, influential members of the music industry. Here's your chance to get your music heard by these industry movers and shakers (as well as win fantastic prizes and cash)!
ISC judges include:
- Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records)
- Rob Thomas (Lead Singer/Songwriter, Matchbox 20)
- Jeff Fenster (SR VP and Head of A&R, Island/Def Jam Music Group)
- Arif Mardin (VP/GM, Manhattan Records)
- Andy Summers (Performer and former member of The Police)
- Kim Stephens (VP A&R, Atlantic Records),
- Eddie Kramer (Producer/Engineer, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix)
- David Bendeth (SR VP A&R, RCA Records)
Categories include: Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Rock, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, R&B/Blues, World Music, and Lyrics Only. Entrants may submit multiple songs in as many categories as they wish.
ISC accepts online electronic submissions (MP3 files) as well as postal mail submissions.
FOR MORE INFO AND TO ENTER, CLICK HERE! http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
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