The Sisterhood Band Among 2019 International Songwriting Competition Winners

The Sisterhood Band

The International Songwriting Competition has revealed its 2019 winners. Among this year’s honored writers are Hannah Bethel in the Americana category, Rachel Wilson, Dominic Schryvers, Laura Schryvers (The Sations) in the Christian genre, and Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart of The Sisterhood Band in the country category.

Judges in the competition included Coldplay, Tom Waits, Kevin Gates, Cam, American Authors,  Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Avery Lipman (Founder/President, Republic Records), and more. A complete list of 2019 winners and their winning songs can be found at

Previous ISC winners have included Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Faouzia; Gregory Porter; Fantastic Negrito; Passenger; Lupe Fiasco; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; for King and Country; Dean Lewis; and more.

Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, receiving over 18,000 entries from 140 countries in 2019. More than $150,000 in cash and merchandise is awarded to 71 winners in 23 categories covering all genres of music.


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