The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the deadline for entries to December 3rd, 2010.
ISC accepts entries from amateur and professional songwriters, awarding over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize package of $25,000 cash and $20,000 in merchandise. Winners also benefit from extensive publicity and international exposure to industry professionals and music fans. Since 2004, three of the five Grand Prize winners have been signed to major record labels, one to a high-profile independent label, and one to a publishing deal.
Judges for ISC this year include over 60 high-profile artists and music industry executives including Peter Gabriel, Wynonna, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Rihanna, Timbaland, Ben Harper, Craig Morgan, Michael W. Smith, Regina Spektor, Joe Nichols, Train, Jeff Beck, Ben Folds, Monte Lipman, Steve Lillywhite, Kim Buie, Brian Malouf and Lisa Ramsey Perkins.
More information and entry forms are available at www.songwritingcompetition.com.
Glee Strikes a Chord
Paul Overstreet, who has penned songs for George Jones, Randy Travis and Kenny Chesney, clearly passed the music gene to his sons. Paul’s youngest son, Chord, joined the cast of the hit Fox show Glee this season as McKinley High’s new quarterback, Sam Evans. Paul’s oldest son, Nash, is in the band Hot Chelle Rae, who released their debut Lovesick Electric on Jive Records last year.