CONTEST: International Songwriting Competition 2017 - Love Song Promo

Posted by:  ISC / Unsigned Only


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Special Promotion extended through Nov. 27th! 

  • With so much happening in the world today, ISC 2017 is reopening entries for two special promotions. If you have great LOVE SONGS or songs related to any sort of SOCIAL CAUSE, these promotions are perfect for you
  • 10 winners will be selected from each promotion, and each will be eligible for additional prizes. All songs entered will also be entered into the overall ISC 2017 competition. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Submit your songs about love, falling in love, or heartbreak to enter into the LOVE SONGS promo  

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is the premier international songwriting competition in the world, giving away over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 US cash and more in merchandise and services.

Renowned for its high caliber of winners and judges, ISC offers you the chance to have your music heard by some of the most high-profile and influential figures in the music industry. 

If you would like to apply to the Social Cause promotion, please click here. 

The Opportunity

ISC Categories Include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, 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Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, Unpublished, and World Music.

2017 Judges Include: Tom Waits, Lorde, Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Bastille, Hardwell, Ziggy Marley, The Mavericks, John Mayall, Don Omar, to name a few, as well as various industry executives from Elektra, Sire, Warner, Sony, Interscope, and more. For a full list of judges, click here.

The Band

  • Submitted songs must either be about love, falling in love, or heartbreak
  • Winners will be selected based on individual songs
  • The Performance category is based not only on songwriting but also the overall performance and delivery of the song. All genres of music are accepted in this category
  • All songwriters entering the Teen category must be 18 yrs. old or younger by December 31, 2017. All genres of music are accepted in this category. Entering this category does not exclude you from entering other categories as well.

The Gig

Additional Compensation Details:

  • Grand Prize Winner of ISC 2017 will receive $25,000 and mentoring with elite record company executives and more
  • First Place winners will receive:  one CAD Audio MH320 Sessions Headphone, nine-month subscription to Merch Cat, 100 CD Duplication Package from Disc Makers, 50 sets of strings from D'Addario, 1-year Subscription to Celebrity Access and more.
  • Second and Third Place winners will receive prizes as well
  • For a full list of prizes, click here