The International Songwriting Competition (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.
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.
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 entered ISC previously.
The panel includes 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.
The regular deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 18.
For more information and to enter your original songs, go to songwritingcompetition.com