Songwriting Competition Deadline Extended

isc11The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the deadline for entering songs until Nov. 4, 2013. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters; entries are accepted online through the ISC platform, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, or through mail.

Judges for this year’s ISC include Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Florida Georgia Line, Craig Morgan, Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show), Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Selena Gomez, Jimmy Needham, Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Imagine Dragons, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Dido, Garbage, James Cotton, Keane, Robert Smith (The Cure), Bruce Hornsby, Tom Waits, Nas, Joshua Redman, Gerald Casale (Devo), John Mayall, Black Francis (The Pixies), Chayanne, Jason Isbell, Jon Secada, Anoushka Shankar and others.

ISC gives away a total of more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (including $25,000 cash for the Grand Prize winner alone), and gives songwriters opportunities in 22 different categories, including Adult Album Alternative (AAA), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Pop/Top 40, Performance, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music.

Entry information can be found at


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