International Songwriting Competition 2011

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Summary

This Week Only: ISC/D'Addario Stocking Stuffer!



This is your absolute last chance to submit to ISC!



In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC, in partnership with D'Addario, is opening submissions for a limited time only with a chance to win a daily prize worth $500, plus a chance to win a grand prize of $1000 cash and awesome music gear from D'Addario, PreSonus, JamHub, and more. But hurry, submissions are only open from December 12-18.


Submissions to ISC, the premier international songwriting competition in the world, are being offered at the very discounted rate of $25 each./n/nThis Week Only: ISC/D'Addario Stocking Stuffer! This is your absolute last chance to submit to ISC at the very discounted rate of $25 each!



In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC, in partnership with D'Addario, is opening submissions for a limited time only with a chance to win a daily prize from D'Addario worth $500, plus a chance to win a grand prize of $1000 cash and awesome music gear from D'Addario, PreSonus, JamHub, and more. But hurry, submissions are only open from December 12-18. *if you saw our email today, sorry for any confusion on the daily prize!


One winner will be selected each day of the 5-day promotion. Winners will be announced when ISC announces their finalists.Each of the winners will receive a $500 voucher good on music products by D'Addario, Planet Waves, Evans, Pro-Mark, Puresound, and Rico.


In addition, ISC will select a grand prize winner from the submissions received this week. The grand prize package includes:



Plus, everyone who submits between December 12th and 16th will get special discounts:
  • JamHub BedRoom for the artists' price of $189.00 (plus shipping + tax where applicable) which is 53% off the MSRP of $400.00

  • $50 off of PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional




ISC is the premier international songwriting competition in the world, offering more categories, the largest cash Grand Prize, more international winners, and the most prestigious judges of any songwriting competition.

Prizes for the Grand Prize winner include $25,000 (US) cash and much more, including a Lowden F50 Guitar in mastergrade Honduras rosewood and redwood with inlay package 2, leaf abalone on the fingerboard and a Fishman Ellipse Blend pickup system - valued at $11,170!

Renowned for its high caliber of winners and judges, ISC offers you the chance to join last year's Grand Prize Winner (and Sonicbids member) Kasey Chambers and many others in having your music heard by some of the most high-profile and influential figures in the music industry, from iconic recording artists to record label presidents!

Previous ISC Finalist Success Stories:

  • The Band Perry signed with Universal Republic Nashville. Their Grammy-nominated track, "If I Die Young," entered into ISC, hit #1 on the Country charts and has been on the Billboard Hot 100!
  • Kate Miller-Heidke signed with Epic.
  • Gin Wigmore signed with Motown/UMG.
  • The Weepies signed with Nettwerk Records.
  • King Charles signed with Universal Republic.
  • The Rescues signed with Universal Republic.
  • and many, many more...



About D’Addario: For more than 40 years D’Addario has been "The Player’s Choice" for guitar and bass player’s around the world. From the D’Addario pioneered phosphor bronze acoustic strings to the world famous XL electric strings, D’Addario has your instruments covered. A roster of artist endorsees that would make you drool, a strong commitment to quality and consistency, and innovative, high-tech manufacturing have made D’Addario America’s #1 strings. Visit www.daddariostrings.com for information on D’Addario products and services.

About JamHub: JamHub LLC was formed in 2009 to bring its line of "silent rehearsal studios" to life. Our team's past work includes gigs at Bose Corp., Line 6, Apogee, Lexicon and more. We know the music products industry and we know what musicians need. JamHubs give musicians the freedom to jam anywhere, anytime with amazing control and clarity. Musicians can hear their music as loud as they want, yet the band remains quiet enough for a bedroom, dorm room, classroom or apartment.

About PreSonus: Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus's software and products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio. Studio One is a new, integrated approach to recording music, from tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution. It’s a creative music recording and production software built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency–and yet it’s robust enough for the most complex productions.

2011 ISC JUDGES

Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Ozzy Osbourne; Lucinda Williams; Tori Amos; My Morning Jacket; Jeff Beck; Keane; Janelle Monae; Billy Currington; Kelly Clarkson; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli; Massive Attack; Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Tegan and Sara; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; James Cotton; Trombone Shorty; Johnny Clegg; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran); Basement Jaxx; Mose Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Chayanne; Amadou & Mariam; and Sandra Bernhard

Industry Executives: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf (VP of A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP of A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, RCA Records); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (Head of A&R, 30 Tigers); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); and Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show)

ISC categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance*, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen**, Unsigned Only*** and World Music.

Please note: You may submit as many songs as desired in each category or e