International Songwriting Competition 2017 Finalists Announced

International Songwriting Competition 2017 Finalists Announced

Judges Include: Lorde, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Tom Waits, Nancy Wilson (Heart), 
Bastille, Ziggy Marley, Booker T. Jones, Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Don Omar, Natalie Grant, 
Billy Cobham, Hardwell, The Mavericks, Kaskade, American Authors, John 
Mayall, Amadou & Miriam, and Many More

March 9, 2018 – The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced the finalists for the 2017 competition. Please click here to view the complete list.

in 2002, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is the world’s
largest and most prestigious songwriting competition and is open to all
professional and amateur songwriters. Having received more than 16,000
entries from 130 countries, 344 songs have been selected as finalists in
a wide variety of genres. Winners will be announced in April, 2018.

will be selected by a panel of high-profile recording artists and music
industry executives from Sony, Capitol, Sire, Elektra, Glassnote,
Island, Razor & Tie, Concord Label Group, Warner Bros. Records,
Alligator, Wind-Up, Interscope, New West, Black River Ent., Word, Syco,
and many more. Click here for the list of judges.

ISC will award more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash, and more. A total of 71 winners will be selected in 23 categories of music. All entrants retain full rights to their songs.

addition to great prizes, ISC offers the unique opportunity to have
your music heard by the most impressive group of judges from a variety
of industry backgrounds in any songwriting competition. This makes ISC the songwriting competition to take note of.” – New York Times


ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater
success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing
agreements, gigs, and much more. Past winners have included: Vance
Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry;
Kehlani; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King
Charles; for KING & COUNTRY; and many more

have been selected in the following categories: AAA (Adult Album
Alternative); AC (Adult Contemporary); Americana; Blues; Children’s
Music; Christian; Comedy/Novelty; Country; EDM (Electronic Dance Music);
Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Instrumental; Jazz; Latin Music; Lyrics Only;
Music Video; Performance; Pop/Top 40; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Teen (for
songwriters 18 and under); Unpublished (for songwriters without a major
publishing deal); Unsigned Only (for songwriters without a major label
record deal); and World Music. 

ISC is sponsored by: AKG By HarmanBerklee College of MusicCelebrity AccessD’AddarioDark Horse InstituteDisc MakersEventricGig SaladJBL Professional by HarmanLurrsen MasteringMerch; and Sweetwater Sound. Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and commitment to artists throughout the world!

ISC is currently accepting entries for the 2018 competition.
Entrants can upload or mail their songs or give a link to their songs,
making it really easy because ISC will go to their song online and
listen to the songs there. Click here to enter.

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