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The 2011 International Songwriting Competition


The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

 

 

The New York Times calls it "the songwriting competition to take note of."



ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

 

 

 

2011 PRIZES

 

• Overall Grand Prize Winner - $25,000 cash (U.S.) and $20,000 in prizes

Other prizes to be announced

 

 

 

2011 CATEGORIES

 

AAA
Adult Contemporary (AC)
Americana
Blues
Children's Music
Comedy/Novelty *
Country
Dance/Electronica
Folk/Singer-Songwriter
Gospel/Christian
Instrumental
Jazz
Latin

Lyrics Only (no music required, just lyrics)
Performance **
Pop/Top 40
R&B/Hip-Hop
Rock
Teen ***
World
Music Video

Unsigned Only ****

 

* You may submit comedy songs, seasonal songs, patriotic songs, novelty songs, etc. - this is your chance to enter songs that don't fit into any other category.

 

**All songwriters entering the Teen category must be 18 yrs. old or younger on or before December 31, 2011. All genres of music are accepted in this category. Entrants 18 years old or younger may also enter other categories.

 

*** This category is judged on both songwriting and the performance of the song. Here's your chance to show off your performance skills. All genres of music are accepted in this category.

 

****This category is open to all genres of music. Entrants cannot be signed to a major label record, publishing, or distribution deal. Any song entered into the Unsigned Only category must also be entered into at least one other category. See Rules and Regulations or FAQ on the ISC website for more detailed information.

 

 

 

 

2011 Judges To Be Announced

 

 

 

TO ENTER THROUGH MAIL:

 

Copy and print out the form below and mail CD or Tapes along with completed entry form and payment to:

 

International Songwriting Competition

1307 Eastland Avenue

Nashville, TN  37206


 

TO ENTER ONLINE:

Click here

 

 

TO ENTER YOUR MYSPACE SONGS:

 

This is very easy because ISC will go to your the page
and listen to your songs there! Click here

 

You may enter as many songs as you wish in as many different categories as you wish.


Visit us at www.songwritingcompetition for more information




 

 

 

2011 ISC ENTRY FORM

Name of Entrant:

Relationship to Songwriter (if entrant is not songwriter):

Name of Band or Artist (if applicable):

Address:

City/State/Zip/Country:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Songwriter(s) Hometown(s) (for website):

Email:

Website:

How did you hear about ISC? Please be as specific as possible (list name of website, newspaper, or magazine, if applicable).

Song Title #1:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #2:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #3:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #4:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #5:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #6:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #7:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #8:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #9:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Song Title #10:
Category:
Writer(s) First and Last Name(s):

Performing Rights Affiliation (circle one): BMI  ASCAP  SESAC  SOCAN  APRA  None  Other___________

Entrant may submit as many songs as desired in each category. Entrant may also enter the same song in more than one category. If you want to submit more than the 10 song titles included on this form, please copy this form or add the songs on an attached piece of paper and include with your entry.

If you are entering multiple songs, please submit them on one CD or tape. Please use a regular-size CD case (not the ultra thin kind) and label the spine with the entrant's name. Make sure the entrant's name is also written directly on the CD.

Please select the category your song(s) best fits into. Please do not ask ISC to help you choose your category.

The categories are as follows:

• PopTop 40

• Rock

• AAA

Country

Americana

• Adult Contemporary (AC)

• R&B/Hip-Hop

• Folk/Singer-Songwriter

• Blues

• Gospel/Christian

• Dance/Electronica

• Jazz

• Children's Music

• Instrumental

Latin

• Music Video

• World

• Lyrics Only

• Comedy/Novelty*

• Teen**

• Performance***

• Unsigned Only****

 

 

* You may submit comedy songs, seasonal songs, patriotic songs, novelty songs, etc. - this is your chance to enter songs that don't fit into any other category.

**All songwriters entering the Teen category must be 18 yrs. old or younger on or before December 31, 2011. All genres of music are accepted in this category. Entrants 18 years old or younger may also enter other categories.

*** This category is judged on both songwriting and the performance of the song. Here's your chance to show off your performance skills. All genres of music are accepted in this category.

****This category is open to all genres of music. Entrants cannot be signed to a major label record, publishing, or distribution deal. Any song entered into the Unsigned Only category must also be entered into at least one other category. See Rules and Regulations or FAQ on the ISC website for more detailed information.

Format Submitted (Please Circle): CD Tape Video

Payment Method (Circle one):

Cash
Check
Money Order
AMEX
VISA
Mastercard
Discover
PayPal

If you are paying with PayPal, please put entrant’s name in the Email To Recipient subject field. Also incude Transaction ID here: ________________________________

All checks/money orders (in U.S. dollars only) should be made payable to:
International Songwriting Competition

Personal checks are not accepted for entries outside the U.S. - cash, bank checks, travelers checks, or money orders only, please. Payment must be in US dollars.

Total Number of Entries:                                   Amount of $ Enclosed:

INFORMATION ON MUSIC VIDEO ENTRIES

You may enter your music video in any of the following ways:
• send a DVD or VHS in the mail along with the entry form. PAL format is not accepted;
• enter the video online (click on the link on the top of this page to enter online);
• give ISC the URL of a webiste where the video can be viewed, and ISC will go to the website and view it there. ISC will go to YouTube, your MySpace page, your website, or any other website. Easy!

If you would like to have ISC view your video(s) on a website, please include the song titles and URL(s) of the website(s) here:

Song Title(s):_______________________________________________________________________

URL(s): _____________________________________________________________

If you need more space, please attach an additional sheet with this information.

Entry Fee

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE: $30 (US currency only) per song per category. Additional entries are $22 each. Early Bird Deadline: July 15, 2011

After July 15, the entry fee increases to $30 per entry with no discount for additional entries, so enter early and save!


Please note: If you enter one song in multiple categories or more than one song in one or multiple category(ies), your entry fee must correlate to the number of individual entries.
For example, one song in one category is $30, one song in two different categories is $52, two songs in the same category is $52, three songs in the same category is $74, etc...

 

Name on card:

Card number:

Expiration Date:

Address (as it appears on billing statement):

I the undersigned, (Print name:)____________________________________________, authorize the organizers of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) to charge my credit card for the amount listed above, which covers the entry fee necessary for my submission into the above mentioned competition. I understand that this entry fee is non-refundable, and I have read, understand, and accept the Rules And Regulations as posted on the ISC website.

Signature of Card Holder:

I certify that I am the writer or co-writer of the song(s) or lyrics submitted. I also certify that I have read, understood and accept the rules and regulations of the International Songwriting Competition. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

Signature:

Date:

If teen, date of birth:

Mail all entries to:
International Songwriting Competition
1307 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206


If you would like an entry form mailed, emailed, or faxed to you, please contact:
info@songwritingcompetition.com 
 

 

 

 

 


Updated:  April 12, 2011

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