International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Reopens 2012 Entries For Love Songs

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ISC 2012 reopens for a special promotion with Sonicbids and Myxer.com until December 3 2012

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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has reopened 2012 entries for a special two-week promotion with Sonicbids and Myxer.com, a Top 10 mobile website for ringtones and cellular media. Songwriters who enter their love songs will be featured on ISC’s ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ Valentine’s Day channel on Myxer.com for two weeks in February, 2013; all songs submitted will also be entered into the regular competition. To enter your love songs, please visit: http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?opportunity_id=106886

Sonicbids is a Social Music Marketing™ platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands and music fans. Sonicbids was launched in 2001 with a basic mission: great music should always find an audience. It has since grown into a global marketing platform connecting more than 350,000 bands with 26,000 promoters from over 100 different countries with an aggregate reach of 100 million socially connected music fans.

Founded in 2005, Myxer has become one of the world's largest catalogs of ringtones, wallpapers, videos, applications and games, powering over one billion mobile entertainment content downloads annually. A top 10 mobile site in terms of monthly traffic, Myxer was also named a Top Wireless Company by FierceWireless. Myxer continues to innovate the mobile entertainment space with the first true friend focused mobile group-listening platform, Myxer Social Radio, available for iPhone and Android phones as well as Myxer.fm.

Called “the songwriting competition to take note of” by the New York Times, ISC was established in 2002 and awards more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to amateur and professional songwriters around the globe. This year, ISC has doubled the amount of merchandise offered for the Grand Prize winner—to over $40,000 in prizes, plus $25,000 in (US) cash. Prizes include a custom made Lowden acoustic guitar, Marshall full-stack amp, studio package from Solid State Logic (SSL), and much more. Not only do ISC winners receive great prizes and media recognition, but winners also receive a high amount of industry attention. Many previous winners have gone on to great success and garnered record deals, publishing deals, licensing deals, and even Grammys. The most recent ISC success story came this summer, when past winners Gotye and Kimbra charted for eight consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with their hit song, “Somebody That I Used To Know.”

One of the most difficult challenges for artists is to get their music into the hands of the music industry's heavy hitters, yet ISC gives this opportunity to each finalist. All finalists' songs are sent to the judges who evaluate them and then select the overall winners. This year's judges are unparalleled in prestige and accomplishment and reflect the pinnacle of success in contemporary music.

For more information, please visit http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

2012 ISC JUDGES

RECORDING ARTISTS
Tom Waits; Jeff Beck; Nas; Martina McBride; Bruce Hornsby; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Robert Smith (The Cure); Mark Foster (Foster The People); Keane; Bernie Taupin (Lyricist for Elton John); Simon Le Bon & Roger Taylor (Duran Duran); Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi; AVICII; Suzanne Vega; Anthony Hamilton; Los Temerarios; Chris Hillman (The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers); Francesca Battistelli; Anoushka Shankar; James Cotton; Brian Setzer; Wynonna; Tegan and Sara; Craig Morgan; McCoy Tyner; Michael W. Smith; Black Francis (The Pixies); Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show) Matt Thiessen (Relient K); Gerald Casale (Devo); John Mayall; Bill Evans; Alejandro Sanz; Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Robert Earl Keen; Jeremy Camp; Billy Currington; Sandra Bernhard; Janelle Monae; Basement Jaxx

INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); Allison Jones (VP A&R, Big Machine Records); Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records, U.K.); Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); Jonas Nachsin (President, Roadrunner Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America Sony Music and President, Discos 605); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Kim Buie (A&R and Artist Manager, Thirty Tigers Management); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Peter Gabriel, and more); Jack Vaughn (VP of Comedy Central Records); Albert Schilcher (VP, Talent and Music, MTV International); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Lori Teig (VP of Talent, VEVO); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Brian Malouf (Cookie Jar Recording); Richard Stumpf (President, Imagem Music Publishing); Dr. Demento (Radio Host of The Dr. Demento Show); Jamie Masada (Owner, The Laugh Factory); Doug Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent of Nickelodeon); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO Music For Little People); Steve Smith (VP A&R/Manager, Aware Records & A-Squared Management)

CATEGORIES
Adult Album Alternative (AAA), 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, Pop/Top 40, Performance, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music.

SPONSORS
Presonus, Lowden, Marshall Amplification, Grooveshark, Solid State Logic, Berklee College Of Music, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Airplay Direct, DiscMakers, Thayers, SongU.com, The Music Business Registry, Independent Mastering, Indie Venue Bible, George Stein, Esq., Sonicbids, Songtrust, and Taxi

For more information, contact Candace Avery at 615.251.4441 or email
info(at)songwritingcompetition(dot)com

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