Pat Metheny, Lorde, Tom Waits, Bill Withers, Avicci, Hardwell, Keb’
Mo’, Casting Crowns, Bastille, and Many More To Select Winners
14, 2015 – Nashville, TN, USA… In the spirit of the upcoming
holidays, ISC is reopening submissions for one week only (Dec. 15-22)
for its annual Stocking Stuffer, and the fee is a discounted $25 per
entry. All entries will also be automatically entered into the ISC 2015
competition. Songs may be submitted online via the ISC, Sonicbids, or
Acceptd platforms or by mail. To enter, go to

is dedicated to nurturing the talent of songwriters throughout the
world and is the only competition in the world to offer such a
high-profile panel of judges. The caliber of judges has always been a
hallmark of the prestige and value of ISC. Entrants are offered the
unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by some of the most
illustrious and influential recording artists and executives in today’s
music industry.

Previous ISC winners have included artists such
as Vance Joy, Gotye, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, The Band Perry, Passenger,
Bastille, Kasey Chambers, Gregory Porter, Lindsey Stirling, and many

One lucky Stocking Stuffer entrant will win $1,000 in
cash, 4000 Radio Airplay credits, promotion on Radio Airplay’s social
media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and an artist spotlight
feature in their blog and newsletter reaching over 65K members. All
entrants to the Stocking Stuffer promo will receive 100 free spins to a
new or existing Radio Airplay account.

Additionally, all Stocking
Stuffer entrants will be eligible to win the overall ISC prizes which
include over $150,000 in cash (including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash),
merchandise, and services. ISC is open to amateur and professional
songwriters from all over the world, including bands and solo

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative);
AC (Adult Contemporary); Americana; Blues; Children’s Music;
Comedy/Novelty; Country; EDM; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Christian;
Instrumental; Jazz; Latin Music; Lyrics Only; Music Video; Performance;
Pop/Top 40; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Teen; World Music; and Unsigned Only.

The complete list of 2015 ISC judges includes:

Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Lorde; Kesha; American Authors; Pat Metheny;
Evans; Bastille; Casting Crowns; Keb’ Mo’; Avicii; Boyz II Men; Bill
Withers; Keane; Hardwell; Robben Ford; Danilo Perez; Moby; Stanley
Clarke; Jon Secada; Daddy Yankee; Afro Celt Sound System; Anthony
Hamilton; Gerald Casale (Devo); Justin Townes Earle; Jean-Luc Ponty;
Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Chayanne; Shakey Graves; Joy Williams;
Eric Paslay; Los Amigos Invisibles; Hawk; Art Alexakis (Everclear);
Alejandro Marcovich; Matt Maher;
Mariana Vega; Far East Movement; Femi Kuti; Rodrigo y Gabriela

Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan
McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Sylvia Rhone (President,
Epic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Nir Seroussi
(President, Sony Music Latin); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records);
Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment); Glen Barros
(President, Concord Music Group); Craig Balsam (Owner, Razor & Tie /
Washington Square/ Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote
Records); Steve Yegelwel (Sr. VP, Island Records); Bryan Stewart (VP of
A&R, Curb Records); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label
Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President,
Alligator Records); Kevin Welk (Chief Creative, Vanguard / Sugar Hill
Records); Edward Chmelewski (President, Blind Pig Records); Angel
Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas
Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Mike Flynn (Sr. VP
of A&R, Capitol Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West
Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and
Music Marketing, MTV International); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh
Factory); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Gary
Briggs (A&R Executive); Sharon Tapper (Head of Publishing, Glassnote
Records); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting
Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice
Foundation); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr, Zanies Comedy Club); Leib
Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); Nate Dern (News Editor,
Funny Or Die News); Wende Curtis (Owner, Comedy Works)

ISC is sponsored by: Ableton, Artist Growth, Berklee College Of Music, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Disc Makers, DW Drums, Focusrite, Gauge Microphones, George Stein, Esq., GigSalad, Gretsch, Indie Venue Bible, Latin Percussion, Lowden Guitars, Marshall Amplification, Musicians Institute, Ovation, Pacific Drums, Sessions Headphones,, Thayers, The Music Business Registry, and Ultimate Ears.

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