10 Days Of Summer Promotion Open Now
July 21, 2021

ISC has kicked off its 10 DAYS OF SUMMER special promotion, running July 21-30, 2021. This is a limited-time-only opportunity to win cool prizes, and be included in the overall 2021 competition. Reminder, ISC accepts all styles and genres of music.

Ten winners will be chosen, one from each day of the promotion, and each will be awarded a $100 gift card from Sweetwater Sound, the world's leading music technology and instrument retailer. This is a great opportunity to purchase some new gear. Additionally, each winner selected will receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry. This includes full contact information for all major and independent music publishers in the US, Canada, and the UK, including address, phone, email, website, and the style of music preference.

You can still enter ISC 2021 after the special promotion, but why wait! 

Enter your songs here


Cut The Chord Promotion Open Now
July 7, 2021

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is kicking off a brand new special promotion called CUT THE CORD, running July 7-14, 2021.

Our good friends at Shure are generously offering their wireless noise-canceling AONIC headphones as prizes, and we want you to have a pair. Not only do we use them in the office, but all of last year's ISC judges were provided a pair and their feedback has been amazing. 

Three lucky winners from the promotion will be hand-selected by ISC's listening committee and awarded a pair of these remarkable wireless headphones. Additionally, all songs entered into the promotion will also be included in ISC 2021, and will be eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes.

Enter your songs here.


REGULAR DEADLINE NOW OPEN
June 17, 2021

ISC is now in its Regular Deadline period and is accepting entries until September 22, 2021 at $30 per entry.  Enter your songs here.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING Soon
May 27, 2021

ISC's Early Bird deadline is approaching soon on June 16, 2021. Enter early to take advantage of the cost savings.

Soon, we will be announcing our official judge panel, along with other updates for the 2021 competition. ISC is celebrating its 20th year anniversary and we are making plans to make it one of our best competitions ever. Stay tuned for further details.

Click here to enter. 


ISC WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
May 3, 2021

ISC is pleased to announce the 2020 winners. Please click here to view the complete list. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the amazing songwriters who entered ISC! 

All 2020 entrants have been notified by email regarding these results; please be sure to check your junk or spam mailbox to receive ISC emails.

Click here to view the complete list of prizes.

ISC would also like to announce the Special Promotion winners:

10 DAYS OF SUMMER

Winners:

Day One: "It's Amazing” – Helen Austin, Paul Otten / Big Little Lions (Royston, BC, Canada)
Day Two: "Lookalike” – Chloe Rose Schwartz / Chloe Rose (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Day Three: “You” – Chloe Adelaide Watson / ChloA Watson (Henderson, NV, USA)
Day Four: "Drown” – Cade Earick, Carleigh Mack / Cade Earick (Rumney, NH, USA)
Day Five: "Her Or Me” – Madi Earl, Jack London / Madi Earl (Gilbert, AZ, USA)
Day Six: "Insane” – Paulina ( Ipswich, QLD, Australia)
Day Seven: "Refresh Me” – Stephen Koch (New York, NY, USA)
Day Eight:  "All I Wanted” – Abby J Hall, Andre Kaden Black, Tal Vaisman / Abby J Hall (Burlington, ON, Canada)
Day Nine: "Falling” – Mavenne (Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Day Ten: "Beautiful Secret” – Amy Fairchild, Adam Steinberg / Amy Fairchild (Boston, MA, USA)

DEMO YOUR LYRICS

Winner:  "Looking Out For One Another” – Liz Rachel Walker (Victoria, BC, Canada)

INSPIRE YOUR SONGS

Winners:

“Deshidratada” – Luna Mir Cruz / Luna Mir (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
"Haunting Days Of Halloween” – Lucy Kalantari / Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
"I Just Can't Turn It Off” - Eden Iris Spence, Alex Ellsworth / Eden Iris (Auckland, New Zealand) 

JUMP ON IT

Winner: “Skeletons” - Stephanie Bourland, Nick Schwarz, Ethan Hulse / MAD FVN (McLean, VA, USA)

LIVE NOW

Winner: "Stir All Night” – Robert J Hunter (London, England)

LOVE SONGS

Winner: "Trembling No More” – Candace Coker (San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago)

SCREEN SHOT

Winner: "Can't Go Back" – Gene Evaro, Jr. (Joshua Tree, CA, USA)

SOCIAL CAUSES 

Winner: "One Meter Fifty” – Isaac Bullock, Marlice Baart / Kyakuwa (Haarlem, Netherlands)

STOCKING STUFFER 

Winner: "New York” - Jake Isaac (London, England)

2020 FENDER SELECT PRIZE

Tristan Bushman (First Place, Country) has been selected and awarded an Acoustasonic Acoustic-Electric Guitar courtesy of Fender


ISC ANNOUNCES FINALISTS
March 8, 2021

ISC is pleased to announce the 2020 finalists. Click here to view the list. All finalists’ songs are now in the hands of our judges, and winners will be announced in late April or early May as soon as the judging process is completed. Congratulations to all finalists!

The following are the finalists in the following special promotions. Finalists are listed by song title, songwriter(s), artist, and hometown.

DEMO YOUR LYRICS FINALISTS

"Build Me A River (A Soldiers Prayer)” – Randi Garnick (Randi Garnick) – Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
"Glass Tower” – Marcelle McConchie (Marcelle McConchie) – Seaford, VIC, Australia
"Home Is Where The Heart Breaks” (Ceri Earle, Chelsey Satterlee, Scott Voelkerding (Ceri Earle) – Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
"Let The Love In” – Debbi Lonmon, Mike Fuller (Little Sister) – Germiston, South Africa
"Looking Out For One Another” – Liz Rachel Walker (Liz Rachel Walker) – Victoria, BC, Canada
"Something” – Marc Lynch (Marc Lynch) – Dublin, Ireland
"The Next Best Thing” – Gary Rasberry (Gary Rasberry) – Kingston, ON, Canada
"The Secret” – Glenn Valles (Glenn Valles) – Mumbai, India
"To Beirut With Love” – Amal Shaya Hatoum (Amal Shaya Hatoum) – Saoufar, Lebanon
"Two Flames, One Song” – Camila Arraya (KamilahRa) – La Paz, Bolivia

SCREEN SHOT FINALISTS

"Between Two Worlds” – Lulu Fall, Kris Johnson (Lulu Fall And The Kris Johnson Group) – Washington, D.C., USA
"Bright As The Moon” – Gabriella Evaro, Gene Evaro Jr. (Gabriella Evaro) – Joshua Tree, CA, USA
"Can't Go Back” – Gene Evaro Jr. (Gene Evaro Jr. ) – Joshua Tree, CA, USA
"Godspeed” – RushKlan (RushKlan) – New Rochelle, NY, USA
"I Killed My Man” – Karoline Rose (SUN) – Sézanne, France
"Make A Monster” – Angela Sclafani (Angela Sclafani) – Staten Island, NY, USA
"My Angels Sang To Notre Dame” – Sean Murphy (All The Queen's Horses) – Cork, Ireland
"Something Like I Love You” – Jemma Johnson (Jemma Johnson) – Uttoxeter, England
"Weight Of The World” – Kevin Young (Skipper Noon) – Atlanta, GA, USA
"You” – Joshua Bryant, Julius McCarty (The Real J Israel) – Atlanta, GA, USA

LOVE SONG FINALISTS

"All I Want” – Oksana Predko, Marcin Kuczewski, Kasia Jaznicka (Varsovie Kolektiv) – Warsaw, Poland
"Baby, I'm Not Your Blue Sky” – Westrin, Mowry (Westrin & Mowry) – Lansing, MI, USA
"Break Itself” – Ava Suppelsa, Tristan Bushman, Michael August (Tristan Bushman) – Evanston, IL, USA
"Love Is Not Dead” – Magnus Thor (Saratoga) – Reykjavik, Iceland
"Nicotine” – Garrett Long (Garrett Long) – Harrisonburg, VA, USA
"Perfect Imperfections” – David Leask, Ari Rhodes (David Leask) – Mississauga, ON, Canada
"She's Where I Belong” – Jimmy Charles, Troy Castellano, Melissa Bollea (Jimmy Charles) – Ocean City, MD, USA
"Something” – Natia Todua, Vilko Zanki (Natia Todua) – Tiflis, Georgia
"Trembling No More" - Candace Coker (Candace Coker) – San-Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago
"Words Cannot Give" – Aimee Felise, Vasyl Tkach (Aimee Felise Ft. Hayes) – Murrieta, CA, USA

 SOCIAL CAUSES FINALISTS

"As America Bleeds” – Jason Zucker (Sugardown) – Cleveland, OH, USA
"Born From The Land” – Ricky Kej, Baaba Maal, Alexis D'Souza, IP Singh (Ricky Kej, Baaba Maal, And Lonnie Park) – Bangalore, India
"California's On Fire” – Drew Matthew Hale (Drew Hale) – Grawn, MI, USA
"Colours" – Craig Rewbury (The Cabaret Quicksand) – Fonthill, ON, Canada
"Love Instead” – Seth Aaron Jones (Seth Aaron) – Philadelphia, PA, USA
"One Meter Fifty” – Isaac Bullock, Marlice Baart (Kyakuwa) – Haarlem, Netherlands
"Paint The World” – Ryan Nicholson, Lisa Whitters (Ryan Nicholson) – Phoenix, AZ, USA
"What If” – Naomi Wachira (Naomi Wachirav) – Naivasha, Kenya
"Wise Woman” – Carli Kennedy, Julie Kennedy, Mallory Johnson (Twin Kennedy and Mallory Johnson) – Powell River, BC, Canada
"You Are Not Alone” – Andre Rodriguez (Andre Rodriguez) – Auburn Hills, MI, USA

The special promotions Jump On It, 10 Days of Summer, Inspire Your Songs, Live Now, and Stocking Stuffer do not have finalists. The winners will be announced at the same time that ISC announces the overall competition winners.

Entries are open for 2021. Click here to enter. Enter now and save on discounted Early Bird entry fees.


ISC Announces 2020 Semi-Finalists
February 24, 2021

ISC is pleased to announce its 2020 semi-finalists. Click here to see the complete list (sorted alphabetically by the songwriters' names).

Finalists will be selected from this group of semi-finalists and will be announced soon. The finalists will be sent to our celebrity judges who will select the winners. Finalists in the Demo Your Lyrics, Love Songs and Social Causes, and Screen Shot special promotions will be announced at the same time as regular finalists. All winners, including those in additional special promotions (i.e., Jump On It, 10 Days Of Summer, Inspire Your Songs, Live Now, and Stocking Stuffer) will be announced once the judging process is completed.

ISC received over 26,000 entries this year, and semi-finalists account for almost 9% of all entries. Congratulations to all semi-finalists on this remarkable achievement!

Entries for ISC 2021 are now open at the Early Bird discounted rate of $25 per entry, so click here to enter your songs to save on entry fees.


Entries Are Closed For ISC 2020
February 8, 2021

Please stay tuned for the announcement of 2020 semi-finalists - coming soon!


Happy New Year
January 7, 2021

We are wishing everyone the very best in the new year!


Last Chance To Enter ISC 2020
December 30, 2020

Just a quick reminder that ISC's final entry deadline is approaching soon on January 6, 2021.  This will be the last chance to enter the 2020 competition. If you would like to enter or enter more songs, you still have time.  We are currently running our final promotion of the year called Stocking Stuffer offering a discounted entry fee of $25 per song submission. 

Happy Holidays from the ISC team!

Click here to enter.


ISC 2020 REOPENS FOR STOCKING STUFFER PROMOTION
December 16, 2020

The holiday season is upon us so ISC would like to extend you a special offer!

ISC is reopening submissions for its annual Stocking Stuffer promotion, running from December 16, 2020, to January 6, 2021. In the spirit of the holidays, the fee is discounted to $25 per entry.

One overall winner from the Stocking Stuffer promo will be awarded a prize package from our sponsors that includes a Stealth microphone from Aston Mics, a Spire Studio from iZotope, and a V-Collection 7 Software Instrument Bundle from Arturia. 

All songs entered into Stocking Stuffer will also be included in the overall 2020 competition. Prizes in the overall competition include over $150,000 in cash, merchandise, services, recognition, and more. There are 23 different categories you can enter, and there is no limit to how many songs you may submit.

This is the VERY LAST CHANCE to enter the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

Happy Holidays from the ISC team!

Click here to enter.


Entries Reopen For Screen Shot
December 2, 2020

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is reopening entries for its annual Screen Shot promotion running December 2-11, 2020.

This promotion is specifically looking for music in all styles and genres that is well suited for placement in TV, film, ads, video games, and other licensing avenues.

One overall Screen Shot winner will be selected by ISC and provided the opportunity to be mentored directly with a group of high-profile music supervisors who specialize in music placement. We've assembled a world-class panel of mentors from MTV, ABC, Position Music, and Pop-Up UK.

Ten Screen Shot finalists will have their songs made available to over 1,000 industry licensing contacts who are looking for music for upcoming projects.

You are welcome to enter new songs or songs you've already entered into ISC 2020. Please be sure to choose a different category for any songs you have already entered.

Please note: all songs entered into the Screen Shot promotion cannot be tied to any existing licensing or publishing agreements.

Click here to enter. 


LOVE SONGS & SOCIAL CAUSES PROMOTION EXTENDED
November 24, 2020

Due to popular demand and the upcoming holiday, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is extending the deadline for the Love Songs and Social Causes special promotions until midnight CST US on November 30, 2020. We want to make sure you still have time to enter. 

As a reminder, if you have great LOVE SONGS or songs related to any sort of SOCIAL CAUSE, these promotions are perfect for you. You are welcome to enter new songs or songs you've already entered into the competition. All songs entered will be eligible for special promotion prizes and will also be entered into the overall 2020 competition.

Click here to enter.


ISC REOPENS FOR TWO SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
November 11, 2020

ISC 2020 has reopened entries for two special promotions for a limited time only, November 11-25, 2020.

If you have great LOVE SONGS or songs related to any sort of SOCIAL CAUSE, these promotions are for you. 

You are welcome to enter new songs or songs you’ve already entered into ISC 2020. Please make sure to choose a different category for songs you’ve already entered. All special promotion entrants will be eligible to win prizes as well as be entered into the overall 2020 competition.

LOVE SONGS - Songs about any kind of love, falling in or out of love, unrequited love, heartbreak, moving on, etc. 

  • One overall winner will receive prizes from Audeze, PreSonus, Sweetwater, Merch Cat, and Shubb Capo. 
  • Nine runners-up receive 1000 play credits and promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets.

SOCIAL CAUSES - Songs about any kind of social cause running the full gamut of social issues like injustice, climate change, Covid, etc.

  • One overall winner will receive prizes from Audeze, PreSonus, Sweetwater, Merch Cat, and Shubb Capo. 
  • Nine runners-up receive 1000 play credits and promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets.

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to enter both promotions in any of our 23 categories. Winners for both promotions will be announced in April/May 2021. 

Click here to enter your music. 


EXTENDED DEADLINE APPROACHING SOON
October 27, 2020

ISC's extended deadline is approaching soon on November 4, 2020. Click here to enter your songs. 


LIVE NOW PROMOTION OPEN NOW
October 19, 2020

ISC is looking for the best live performance of an original song. Any song you've written. Something new. Something old. A song you've already entered into the competition or a demo you've never shared before. It can be a previously recorded live performance with a full band or it can be as simple as recording yourself with your phone. All categories are eligible to enter the promotion.

ISC's LIVE NOW special promotion will be taking entries from October 19-26. All songs entered into the promotion will compete for one overall prize and also be included in the 2020 competition. 

One overall winner will be awarded a Stealth microphone from Aston Mics. Additionally, the winner will receive an iRig Video Creator HD Bundle professional streaming kit from IK Multimedia. 

How To Enter?

Login in to your account, click Add Song, select Stream My Music/Video and input a streaming link* to your song. From there, you can fill out the other required information and proceed to checkout. 

* To create a streaming link for your video, you can upload your song to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and then copy/paste that direct link when entering your song. Otherwise, you can provide us a download streaming link from file-sharing services like WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. Please ensure the streaming links provided are active and shareable so we can access your video for review. Please do not attempt to upload video files (e.g., .mp4, .mov) as our platform does not accept these file types.

Please note: it is not required that you enter the LIVE NOW promotion. We are still accpeting songs in any and all categories as part of the regular 2020 competition.

Click here to enter.


INSPIRE YOUR SONGS PROMOTION OPEN NOW
October 5, 2020

If there’s one thing we know about songwriting, there’s no telling when and where the inspiration will strike. We can only imagine the number of song ideas you've had during the recent shutdown. The easier it is to capture and record the idea, the better. With this in mind, ISC is launching a special promotion called INSPIRE YOUR SONGS, running for a very limited time, October 5 - 12, 2020. This is a great opportunity to win some cool prizes to help you capture song ideas.

Three overall winners will be selected and awarded:


1. Spire Studio from iZotope – User-friendly, wireless mobile recording device that allows you to quickly capture amazing audio anywhere.
2. Nectar 3 plugin from iZotope – Easy to use yet sophisticated vocal production tool that helps get your vocals to sit better in any mix.
3. LCD-1 headphones from Audeze – Rated 9/10 by Wired Magazine, these state of the art headphones will take your listening experience to the next level delivering “indescribable magic.”

Note: All songs entered into the INSPIRE YOUR SONGS promotion will also be included in the overall 2020 International Songwriting Competition.

Enter your songs today here


EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW OPEN
September 24, 2020

ISC is now in its extended deadline period and is accepting entries until November 4, 2020.  Enter your songs here.  


How To Get Your Music Heard
September 16, 2020

While it's pretty incredible that we live in a world where songs can be recorded and uploaded for global distribution in a matter of hours, it doesn't guarantee that your music will actually be heard. Music creators still need to cut through all the noise. But, how?

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is designed to help artists get their music heard and get the recognition they deserve. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters of all ages from anywhere in the world, ISC's mission is to provide an opportunity for your songs to be heard by those who can make a difference in your music career. No other music competition in the world can match the caliber of ISC's judging panel that includes both celebrity artists and high-profile industry executives. 

It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you, and ISC can help songwriters get known.

It is essential for artists and songwriters to take advantage of every opportunity in order to further their careers. ISC is the perfect opportunity and can be the next step toward getting more fans, better gigs, songs licensed, getting publishing deals, and getting signed. 

Believing in your dream and persevering toward your goals is absolutely necessary. Over the years we have seen songwriters enter ISC with no success in the competition, but then in subsequent years, they have gone on to become finalists and winners. This is common in all aspects of the music industry, and examples of this perseverance abound. How many stories have you heard of artists who were rejected over and over again by record labels to then go on to stardom?

In addition to the opportunity for artists to be recognized for their talents, ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes to 71 winners in 23 different categories, including a category specifically for Teens (18 years or younger). 

Making music is a very personal and passionate exercise, but every artist needs to be proactive and take advantage of every opportunity available to be heard. Considering that the music industry is one of the most affected industries as a result of the recent shutdown and that ISC has no physical event to attend (it all happens online), entering your songs into the competition is not only a very unique opportunity, it’s actually one of the few available right now to actually be heard by those that can make a difference in your music career. 

Let ISC help you be heard. Enter your songs today!


Regular Deadline Approaching Soon
August 31, 2020

ISC's 2020 Regular Deadline is approaching soon on September 23, 2020. Enter your songs today before the entry price increases from $30 to $35 per song submission. Click here to enter!


ISC 2020 Kicks Off Demo Your Lyrics Special Promotion
August 19, 2020

Attention all lyricists, poets, and songwriters! Have you written lyrics but don’t have the ability or resources to perform or record them - or even the time? Now is your chance to have that all done for you and turn your lyrics into a recorded song with vocals and instrumentation.

ISC is kicking off a very special promotion called DEMO YOUR LYRICS, and it will be open for a limited time, August 19-28, 2020. Click here to enter your lyrics today. 

Enter your lyrics into ISC's Lyrics Only category for a chance to win a demo recording session with Pearl Snap Studios. All Lyrics Only submissions entered during this time period will automatically qualify for this special promotion and will also be entered into the overall 2020 ISC competition, making you eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash, prizes, and more.

One overall winner will be selected and awarded a Standard Package + Melody Writing. Their producers will infuse your song with up to five instruments to deliver that “full sound” you hear on the radio today. The package also includes a vocal track and background vocals from their in-house vocalists. Additionally, a professional songwriter will craft the perfect original melody to complement your lyrics. You keep 100% of the copyrights! 

Nine runner-ups will be awarded a Basic Demo Package. This includes a simple demo with one instrument (normally a guitar or piano), a vocal track, and background vocals (if needed). Please note, this prize does not include melody writing, but that service can be included for an additional fee.

The winner and nine runner-ups will also be awarded a one-year free license to MasterWriter, the leading songwriting, lyric writing, and creative writing software program around. Whether you’re writing a song, poem, script, novel or blog, MasterWriter will unlock all that the English language has to offer, and will help you to express yourself in a unique and meaningful way.

Please note: Although this promotion is exclusively for Lyrics Only entries, ISC is still taking entries in all other categories. 

Click here to enter your lyrics today. 


ISC Judges Announced
July 30, 2020

Click here to see our 2020 judge panel. 


ISC KICKS OFF 10 DAYS OF SUMMER SPECIAL PROMOTION
July 20, 2020

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has kicked off its 10 DAYS OF SUMMER special promotion, running July 20-29, 2020. Every song submitted between July 20-29 will automatically qualify for the special promotion and also be entered into the overall 2020 ISC competition.  
 
Ten finalists will be chosen, one from each day of the promotion, and each will be awarded a $100 gift card from Sweetwater, the world's leading music technology and instrument retailer. This is a great opportunity to purchase some new gear.

Additionally, each winner selected will receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry. This includes full contact information for all major and independent music publishers in the US, Canada, and the UK, including address, phone, email, website, and the style of music preference.

You can still enter ISC 2020 after the special promotion, but why wait! Click here to enter your songs. 


ISC 2020 IS ACCEPTING ENTRIES NOW
June 18, 2020

All styles of music are accepted and all recognition goes to the songwriter(s). You can enter as many songs as you like.  We look forward to hearing your music.

Click here to enter your songs.


Early Bird Deadline Approaching Soon
June 11, 2020

ISC's Early Bird deadline is quickly approaching on June 17, 2020.  Enter your songs before the entry price increases. 

Click here to enter your songs today. 


We Stand With You
June 2, 2020

ISC firmly believes that music is a unifying force, promoting love, hope, and solidarity.

We should all raise our voices and reject any form of bigotry, hatred, and injustice. These are not political issues. They are human issues, and it requires compassion and empathy from everyone.  

Speak up through your songs and let music contribute toward making the world a place where peace, love, and acceptance of all races, creeds, and colors prevail.


ISC Taking Entries For Early Bird
May 16, 2020

ISC's Early Bird deadline is just around the corner on June 17, 2020.  Clck here to enter your songs. 


Don't Miss Out On The Lowest ISC Entry Fee Ever
May 10, 2020

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now running a special promotion called JUMP ON IT, running until May 18, 2020. The promotion is offering a limited-time-only discounted entry fee into the 2020 competition for only $20 per song. 

In addition to being included in the overall 2020 competition and eligible for all regular prizes, one overall winner from the JUMP ON IT will be awarded a Spire Studio from iZotope. This is a mobile recording solution that will help you never lose another song idea again.

We hope this discounted entry fee will encourage you to enter your songs and let us help you get heard.

Click here to enter your songs today.


ISC IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING ENTRIES
March 18, 2020

As a songwriter or musician, we think of you as family, and it goes without saying that our thoughts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that since ISC is not a physical event, we are continuing to operate as usual and accept entries.  We are committed to providing the best service and support to our entrants, and we will strive to offer great opportunities to help you in your musical pursuits.  

Our goal is to be here for you, and together we will get through this! We hope that you will take this time to get creative and write new songs and music. Turn this into a positive and express yourselves through your music. We look forward to hearing the results, and we are grateful for you and your love of music!

 




Enter Your Songs In ISC's Two Special Events - Until December 4
November 18, 2013

Have your songs heard on Jango and Myxer! ISC is reopening entries until December 4! and will accept two very special kinds of songs: love songs and songs about social causes. 

All artists entering a love song in any category (excluding Lyrics Only and Music Video) will be included on ISC's Sing Your Heart Out Valentine's Day channel on Myxer.com, a Top 10 Mobile website, in February, 2014. From this channel, your song will be available as a free downloadable ringtone for mobile devices. Your songs will also be entered in ISC's 2013 competition with a chance to share in $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a $25,000 cash Grand Prize!

When you enter the Pick Your Cause promotion your song will not only be automatically entered into the ISC 2013 competition, but you will also receive a free Radio Airplay account, and have your song included on the Jango.com radio station "Sounds Of Social Cause" along with major artists like Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. You will also receive 100 free spins for each entry to your Radio Airplay account. One Grand Prize winner will receive 4,000 Radio Airplay credits ($100 value), promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, an artist spotlight feature in the Radio Airplay blog and newsletter reaching over 65K members, and top placement in rotation on Sounds Of Social Cause:http://www.jango.com/stations/335814143/tunein. Nine runners-up receive 500 Radio Airplay credits each, promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and top rotation on the "Sounds Of Social Cause" station. Winners will be announced at the end of February, 2014.

Click here to enter. 


Former ISC Winner Gotye Reaches #27 On Billboard Chart
February 13, 2012

Featuring Kimbra, Gotye's single "Somebody That I Used To Know" continues to climb the Billboard charts. As of today, it is #27 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart, and the album Making Mirrors is now #20 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. This is an impressive and well-deserved achievement for this talented artist!


The Band Perry Performs At 2012 Grammys
February 13, 2012

Nominated for Best New Artist, former ISC finalist The Band Perry performed with country star Glen Campbell during the Grammy Awards telecast. Congrats to them on their nomination!


Gin Wigmore, ISC Grand Prize Winner 2004
August 1, 2010

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of "Hey Ho," the second track to be lifted from New Zealander Gin Wigmore's stunning debut album, Holy Smoke, on Universal Music. Go to http://www.ginwigmore.com


Sarah Blasko, ISC Folk/Singer-Songwriter First Place Winner, 2009
August 1, 2010

With rave reviews under her belt from Uncut, Mojo, Maverick, Rolling Stone, and more, Australian artist Sarah Blasko has now relocated to London to launch her career in Europe. Her newest album, As Day Follows Night, will be released in the US on August 10th. Sarah won the 'Best Female Artist' award at the 2009 ARIA Awards.


The Rescues, ISC AAA First Place Winner, 2009
August 1, 2010

Let Loose The Horses, the debut album from The Rescues on Universal Republic, hit stores in early July, and is being featured at Best Buy. The Los Angeles-based foursome had all been previous ISC winners individually, but their winning combination as a group garnered them the First Place win this past year for the title track to their album.


Jes, ISC Dance/Electronica First Place Winner, 2009
August 1, 2010

JES, riding high on her current success as the No. 1 artist to watch on Clear Channel's iHeartRadio, announced the August 2, 2010 release of her second single "Closer" from her critically acclaimed sophomore album, High Glow.


Jeff "Tain" Watts, ISC Jazz First Place Winner, 2009
August 1, 2010

One of the most in demand jazz drummers in the world today, Jeff "Tain" Watts holds the unique distinction of being the only musician to appear on every Grammy Award winning jazz record by both Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Watts started his own record label Dark Key Music in 2007, releasing "Folk's Songs" in 2007 and "Watts" in 2009. Dark Key Music is a 2010 Grammy Award Winner for Best Instrumental Solo by Terence Blanchard for Dancin' 4 Chicken.


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