ISSA Song Contest 2009 - Session 1

Posted by:  Independent Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA)


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The deadline is coming soon to submit to The Independent Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest. The grand prize winner receives $2,000. To submit to the ISSA Christian Song Contest, click here./n/nThe Independent Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest is an international competition supporting the disciplines of songwriting, musicianship and performance. The main objective is to give independent singer-songwriters the opportunities to have their music heard and help them to establish a larger fan base.

Contest grand prize winner receives $2,000 in cash to help further their pursuits in music. Additionally, Sonicbids is providing a free yearly Supersonic membership to all category winners.

Songs are judged by diverse panel of judges including

  • Anne Catalino, Grammy and Dove Award-Winning Sound Engineer
  • Vidais Lovette, Music and Film Producer
  • Shyla Nibbe, Singer-Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Educator and Promoter

Songs are judged on composition, musicality, melody, marketability, lyrics and originality. Category nominees will be selected by ISSA staff at the end of each session. Category winners will be selected from nominees by fan vote. Grand prize winner will be selected from all nominees by the judging panel. Artists will be considered equally regardless of which session they submit to.

Songs can be submitted in 8 separate categories: Pop, Country, Folk, Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Adult Contemporary and A Capella.

Terms And Conditions

Each submission must be the contestant's original work, and songs may only be submitted by the songwriter. The song can have multiple co-writers. Prizes and award will go to the writer on the submission form. In the event of co- writers winning, it is the responsibility of the contest winner to divide the prize. Songs must be no longer than five minutes in length. Song files must be in MP3 format. Maximum file size is 4 MB. Contestants may submit to as many as 8 categories. Each song has an entry fee and additional songs have an additional entry fee. Contestants will own the full rights to their songs. ISSA and its affiliates will not retain ownership of your material.