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INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) REOPENS ENTRIES FOR “STOCKING STUFFER” HOLIDAY PROMOTION

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC)
REOPENS ENTRIES FOR “STOCKING STUFFER” HOLIDAY PROMOTION
Music’s
Top Celebrities and Industry Execs To Judge ISC 2016, including Chris
Cornell, Tom Waits, Lorde, Joe Bonamassa, Ziggy Marley, India Arie,
Marti Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Hardwell, and Many More
December
19, 2016 – Nashville, TN, USA… In the spirit of the upcoming
holidays, ISC is reopening submissions from December 14th to January 2nd
for its annual Stocking Stuffer, and the fee is a discounted $25 per
entry. All entries will also be automatically entered into the ISC 2016
competition and will be eligible for all ISC prizes, including a Grand
Prize valued at over $70,000 (this includes $25,000 in cash). Songs may
be submitted online or by mail. Entry forms and more information can be
found at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit This will be the last opportunity to enter ISC 2016.

Previous
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 more.

Three Stocking Stuffer
winners will be selected and win prizes that include cash and
merchandise. All entrants will receive 100 free spins from Radio
Airplay. Additionally, all Stocking Stuffer entrants will be eligible to
win the overall ISC prizes which include over $150,000 in cash,
merchandise, and services. ISC is open to amateur and professional
songwriters from all over the world, including bands and solo
performers.

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Pop/Top 40; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Teen; Unpublished; World Music; and
Unsigned Only.

ISC judges:

Recording Artists: Chris
Cornell; Lorde; Tom Waits; Ziggy Marley; American Authors; Donovan;
Bastille; Joe Bonamassa; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks); Keane; Hardwell;
India Arie; Kaskade; Danilo Perez; Jay Farrar (Son Volt / Uncle
Tupelo); Vijay Iyer; Sara Evans; Afro Celt Sound System; Jesse &
Joy; Gerald Casale (Devo); Mike Stern; Carlos Vives; Joy Williams (Civil
Wars); Rickie Lee Jones; Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); Ana Barbara;
Salif Keita; John Mayall; Fat Joe; Luis Fonsi; Art Alexakis
(Everclear); Nicholas Gunn; Ryan Bingham; Amadou & Mariam; Jordan
Feliz; Matt Maher; Mariana Vega; Far East Movement; and Femi Kuti.

Industry
Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan
McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman /
CEO, Sire Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Craig Balsam
(Owner, Razor & Tie/Washington Square/Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass
(President, Glassnote Records); Steve Yegelwel (Senior Vice-President,
Island Records); John Esposito (Chariman & CEO, Warner Music
Nashville); Afo Verde (Chairman, Sony Music Latin); Jason McArthur (VP
of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce
Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); John Burk (President,
Concord Label Group); Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant /
Producer); Aaron Bay-Schuck (President of A&R, Interscope Records);
Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve
Records); Mike Flynn (Sr. VP of A&R, Capitol Records); Gordon Kerr
(CEO, Black River Entertainment); Nate Albert (EVP of A&R, Capitol
Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Richard Gottehrer
(Founder / Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard); Albert Schilcher (VP of
Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Nick Burgess (Sr. VP of
A&R, Virgin / EMI); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word
Entertainment); and many more.

ISC is sponsored by: Adam
Professional Audio, Berklee College of Music, Big Joe Stomp Box Company,
CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Dark Horse Institute, Disc
Makers, Gauge Precision Instruments, Gig Salad, Graph Tech, Irie
Magazine, Klotz, LANDR, Lewitt, Lowden Guitars, Lurssen Mastering,
Marshall, Merch Cat, Musicians Institute, oneRPM, OWC, PRA Audio,
SongU.com, Sweetwater, and Thalia.

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