The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is known as a high-caliber competition the music industry has to offer for aspiring and established songwriters. Designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, the ISC offers the opportunity to have your songs heard by influential decision-makers in the industry.
Win Cash and Prizes
With 68 winners altogether, ISC is giving away $150,000 in cash and prizes—including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash—and even more in merchandise and services.
Get Your Music Heard by Big Names in the Industry
An ISC listening committee narrows the entries down to the finalists. The winners are selected by top recording artists and executives including: Tom Waits, Kesha, Lorde, American Authors, Pat Metheny, Sara Evans, Bastille, Hardwell, Boyz II Men, Casting Crowns, Keb Mo, Daddy Yankee and Avicii, as well as Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Sylvia Rhone (President, Epic Records), Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records) and many more.
Read More: ISC Announces 2015 Judges
Join the Ranks of Past Winners
Including Vance Joy, Kimbra, Kasey Chambers, Gotye, Bastille, For King & Country, Passenger, Omar Sosa, Gin Wigmore, Lindsey Sterling and more.
AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Christian, 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 (for entrants 18 years old or younger), Unsigned Only (this category is open to unsigned songwriters and artists only) and World Music.
Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish—in the same category or in multiple categories. The ISC has extended the submission deadline to Nov. 5.
For more information and to submit, visit songwritingcompetition.com/submit.