INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
(ISC) ANNOUNCES 2016 JUDGES
|Hi Jean Paul,
I want to let BEL7INFOS.EU know that the Finalists for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), have just been announced, and any help from BEL7INFOS.EU in distributing this news would be greatly appreciated. A press release is attached below.
Called “the songwriting competition to take note of,” by the New York Times, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Lorde, Bastille, Chris Cornell, Joe Bonamassa, Donovan, Hardwell, Ziggy Marley, India Arie, Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more.
We sincerely appreciate your support and hope you can help spread the word about ISC
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2016 Finalists
March 16, 2017 — The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2016 finalists. Now in its 16th year, ISC is undeniably the world’s largest international songwriting competition, with over 16,000 entries coming from 137 countries from all over the world. Displaying great cultural and musical diversity, entrants hail from countries in every corner of the globe, from Ghana to Croatia, India to Tunisia, South Korea to Armenia, Saudi Arabia to Kenya, the USA to the UK, and many more.
This year, 355 finalists have been selected from 23 categories of music genres. For the first time ever, a majority of the finalists (60%) hail from countries outside the USA.
The winners will be selected from the finalists and will be announced in late April or early May, 2017, once the judging process is complete. ISC judges include high-profile executives from 25 record labels and esteemed artists such as Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Lorde, India Arie, Bastille, Joe Bonamassa, Hardwell, Sara Evans, Donovan, Vijay Iyer, Rickie Lee Jones, Jesse & Joy, and many more. Over $150,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded to 71 winners, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $25,000 in additional prizes.
Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including obtaining recording, publishing, and licensing deals; better gigs; press and recognition; and much more. Past winners have included: Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; For King And Country; and many more.
All finalists’ songs are currently posted as part of “People’s Voice”, an online voting platform that allows the public to listen to and vote for their favorite ISC finalist. The winner of People’s Voice is selected solely by public vote and is in addition to, and completely separate from, the regular winners who will be selected by the prestigious ISC judging panel. Visit http://www.radioairplay.com/
The complete panel of 2016 judges include:
Recording Artists: Chris Cornell; Lorde; Tom Waits; Ziggy Marley; American Authors; Donovan; Bastille; Joe Bonamassa; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks); Keane; Hardwell; India Arie; Kaskade; Danilo Perez; Jay Farrar (Son Volt/ Uncle Tupelo); Vijay Iyer; Sara Evans; Afro Celt Sound System; Jesse & Joy; Gerald Casale (Devo); Mike Stern; Carlos Vives; Joy Williams (Civil Wars); Rickie Lee Jones; Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); Ana Barbara; Salif Keita; John Mayall; Fat Joe; Luis Fonsi; Art Alexakis (Everclear); Nicholas Gunn; Ryan Bingham; Amadou & Mariam; Jordan Feliz; Matt Maher; Mariana Vega; and Femi Kuti
Industry Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman / CEO, Sire Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Craig Balsam (Owner, Razor & Tie/Washington Square/Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records); Steve Yegelwel (Senior Vice-President, Island Records); John Esposito (Chariman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville); Afo Verde (Chairman, Sony Music Latin); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); John Burk (President, Concord Label Group); Mike Easterlin (President, Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner Records); Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer); Aaron Bay-Schuck (President of A&R, Interscope Records); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Gordon Kerr (CEO, Black River Entertainment); Nate Albert (EVP of A&R, Capitol Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Richard Gottehrer (Founder / Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Nick Burgess (Sr. VP of A&R, Virgin / EMI); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment); Chris Eckman (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Colin Barlow (Managing Director, RCA UK); Peter Weber (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Jacob Edgar (Founder, Cumbancha); Laura Margolin (Publishing, Glassnote Records); Benjamin Groff (Founder, The Brill Building); Golnar Khosrowshahi (President, Reservoir Media Management); Sas Metcalfe (President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music); Carianne Marshall (Partner, Songs Music Publishing); Rich Goodman (President, Rip Tide Music Group); Chris Van Belkom (VP, Combustion Music); Tamara Conniff (EVP, Roc Nation); Jerome Spence (VP Film/TV, Secret Road); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr, Zanies Comedy Club); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment).
Sponsors include: Adam Professional Audio, Berklee College of Music, Big Joe Stomp Box Company, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Dark Horse Institute, Disc Makers, Fran’s Chocolates, Gauge Precision Instruments, Gig Salad, Graph Tech, Irie Magazine, Klotz, LANDR, Lewitt, Lowden Guitars, Lurssen Mastering, Marshall, Merch Cat, Musicians Institute, oneRPM, OWC, PRA Audio, SongU.com, Sweetwater, and Thalia.
Entries are now open for the 2017 competition. For more information and to enter, go to http://www.
|Hi Jean Paul,
I wanted to let you know that the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is proud to announce the addition of the Dark Horse Institute as one of its major sponsors for this year’s competition, giving away over $36,000 in free recording time!
announced its judges for this year, and any help from BEL7INFOS.EU in distributing this news would be greatly appreciated. A press release is attached below.
Called “the songwriting competition to take note of,” by the New York Times, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $40,000 in prizes. Judges for this year include: Chris Cornell, Lorde, Tom Waits, Sara Evans, Bastille, Hardwell, India Arie, Joe Bonamassa, Ziggy Marly, Ricki Lee Jones, Donovan, and many, many more.
We appreciate your support and hope BEL7INFOS.EU can help spread the word about this partnership.
DARK HORSE INSTITUTE ADDED AS SPONSOR OF INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC)
Dark Horse Institute to Give Away Over $36,000 of Free Recording Time
August 31, 2016, Nashville, TN. -The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), the world’s most prestigious music competition, is pleased to announce the addition of Dark Horse Institute as a sponsor. Their participation is extremely exciting for ISC, as they will provide valuable prizes to ISC winners to help further their music careers. Dark Horse Institute offers the chance to win studio time (the total package is valued at over $36,000) at one of the most celebrated recording studios, Dark Horse Recording, based in the Nashville area.
Dark Horse Institute is founded on the legacy of world-famous Dark Horse Recording studios, the home of Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, OneRepublic, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20, Tim McGraw, The Fray, Relient K, and countless others who have recorded their albums here.
Dark Horse Institute will be awarding the following at Dark Horse Recording studios:
· Nine days of recording time to the overall Grand Prize winner
· Two days of recording time for four First Place winners in the Christian, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter and Teen categories
· Two days of recording time for one People’s Voice winner
· Two days of recording time to one ISC entrant who submits a song between now and September 7, 2016. Winner will be selected by ISC
Dark Horse Institute is committed to providing an unparalleled student experience. Their faculty members are veterans in the music industry and have worked in the entertainment business extensively as professional engineers or music executives. Each have won Grammys or collaborated on Platinum, Gold, and Grammy-winning albums.
Their 17-week Audio Engineering program is built on a real-world, hands-on, full immersion approach to learning. On the first day of class, students begin working in Dark Horse Institute’s world-class recording studios.
Their 12-week Music Business program prepare students for how to thrive in today’s competitive entertainment industry. They learn about artist management, booking, touring, artist and repertoire, record company operations, music publishing, entertainment law, and the latest trends in digital marketing and distribution.
Students have the amazing opportunity to record with artists, work at music events, connect with industry elites, and receive career development to find a real job after graduation.
Graduates also have the unique option to record, with free access, up to six months after graduation at Dark Horse Recording–the same real working studio where celebrities have made many Gold and Platinum albums.
More information about Dark Horse Institute’s programs can be found at http://www.darkhorseinstitute.com/programs
Kesha, Boyz II Men, Moby, Pat Metheny, Lorde, Tom Waits, Sara Evans, Bastille, Avicii, Daddy Yankee, Casting Crowns, And Many More To Judge ISC
July 20, 2015 – Called “the songwriting competition to take note of” by the prestigious New York Times,” the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its esteemed panel of judges for the 2015 competition. The panel includes many iconic, high-profile recording artists, as well as Presidents and CEOs from Atlantic, Epic, Elektra, Sony Music Latin, Warner Bros., Tommy Boy, Wind-Up, Alligator, Concord Music Group, and more.
Designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, ISC offers the opportunity for songwriters to have their music heard by some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry.
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in merchandise and services. In addition to prizes, winners gain recognition, press, kudos, and more career opportunities. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music. More information on entering ISC can be found at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.
Last year’s ISC Grand Prize winner, Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy, was honored for his memorable hit song, “Riptide.” In a statement, Joy said, “It is such an honor to win this songwriting prize. Writing songs is what gives me purpose, and I’m proud to receive this award.” The winning song “Riptide” turned out to be the song that launched Joy’s career worldwide and has since become a classic. He is currently on a six-month tour supporting Taylor Swift.
Joy is one of many winners who have included artists such as Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; For King And Country; and more.
The complete list of 2015 judges includes:
Kesha; Tom Waits; Bill Withers; American Authors; Lorde; Pat Metheny; Sara Evans; Bastille; Casting Crowns; Keb Mo; Avicii; Boyz II Men; Bill Withers; Keane; Hardwell; Robben Ford; Danilo Perez; Moby; Jon Secada; Daddy Yankee; Afro Celt Sound System; Anthony Hamilton; Gerald Casale (Devo); Sean Paul; Justin Townes Earle; Hawk Nelson; Jean-Luc Ponty; Shakey Graves; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Chayanne; Joy Williams; Matt Maher; Art Alexakis (Everclear); Far East Movement; Femi Kuti; and more to be announced.
Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Sylvia Rhone (President, Epic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment); Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group); Bryan Stewart (VP of A&R, Curb Records); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Edward Chmelewski (President, Blind Pig Records); Sharon Tapper (Head of Publishing, Glassnote Records); Kevin Welk (Chief Creative, Vanguard/Sugar Hill Records); Angel Carrasco (President, Discos 605); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Joseph Burney (VP of A&R, RCA Inspiration/Sony Music Entertainment); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr., Zanies Comedy Club); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Gary Briggs (A&R Executive); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Nate Dern (News Editor, Funny Or Die News); Wende Curtis (Owner, Comedy Works); and more to be announced.
ISC is sponsored by Lowden Guitars, D’Addario, Thayers, Disc Makers, Gig Salad, and The Music Business Registry.