ISC 2015 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

You can enter through the mail or online. ISC's Regular entry fee per song or category is $30 until September 10, 2015.  Click here to enter.

What is ISC?

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

Win cash, prizes, recognition, and exposure!

68 winners will share in the cash and prizes! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

Categories include: 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, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, World Music, and Unsigned Only. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.

In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements. 

Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the following criteria:

• Creativity

• Originality

• Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics)

• Melody

• Arrangement

• Overall likeability

Some categories may have additional criteria. Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are not criteria (except in the Performance category in which Vocals are a judging criteria).

 

ENTER YOUR SONGS NOW - REGULAR DEADLINE ENDS ON SEPT 10, 2015
June 11, 2015

Enter now and pay $30 for your entry fee. The Regular deadline ends on September 10, 2015; afterwards the entry fee increases to $35 per song or category until November 5, 2015.

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Winning the Americana section of ISC is a big deal to me. ISC is a serious comp with serious competition, and judged by some of the best around. Also, 'The Broken Things' is a special song for me, and for it to be recognized on this level feels hugely rewarding. I'm lucky my wife didn't enter this year!

– Shane Nicholson, 2011 First Place Winner of the Americana category

 

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