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Hey Songbirds – International Songwriting Competition with $25,000 Grand Prize | Projekt NewSpeak
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Posted: 2009-10-08

We got this email about a little songwriting competition. It seems like a great opportunity for all of you underexposed and extremely talented people. If you win, take us with you. haha. just kidding. Hope you really win, though. Not for us. For you. Good luck!



Recording Artists:

Kings of Leon • Tom Waits • Journey • Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) • Timbaland • Wynonna • Jeff Beck • Loretta Lynn • McCoy Tyner • Steve Winwood • Michael W. Smith • Alejandro Sanz • Robbie Williams • Black Francis (The Pixies) • Adele • James Mercer (The Shins) • Jerry Lee Lewis • Jeremy Camp • Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) • John Mayall • Chris Hillman (The Byrds) • Youssou N’Dour • John Scofield • Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) • Ray Wylie Hubbard • Matt Thiessen (Relient K) • James Cotton • Sasha • John Digweed • Robert Earl Keen • Jeffrey Steele • Mario • Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals) • Craig Morgan • DJ Tiesto • Baaba Maal • “Weird Al” Yankovic • Sandra Bernhard

Industry Executives:

Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records) • Seymour Stein (Chairman/CEO, Sire Records) • Amanda Ghost (President, Epic Records) • Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group) • James Diener (President, A&M/Octone Records) • Amy Doyle (Sr. VP Music & Talent, MTV) • Brian Malouf (VP A&R, Walt Disney Records) • Mitchell Cohen (VP A&R, Verve Music Group) • Kim Buie (VP A&R, Lost Highway) • Rick Krim (Executive VP Talent & Music Programming, VH1) • Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music) • Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records) • Lisa Ramsey Perkins (Sr. Director A&R, Sony Nashville) • Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America Sony/BMG) • Cory Robbins (President, Robbins Entertainment) • Steve Lillywhite (Producer) • Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon) • Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show)


• ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash, musical equipment, and services• you can have your music heard by some of the most respected music icons and industry decision makers • winners receive tons of recognition, exposure, and promotion
• get kudos for winning one of the world’s most respected songwriting competitions
• winning ISC will help to further your career as an artist or songwriter

ISC is open to all levels of songwriters, from amateur to professional. Whether you’re an indie artist or a Grammy winner, a hobby songwriter or a published songwriter, a major label band or a garage band….you can enter your songs in ISC.

It’s very easy to submit your songs. You can enter online (mp3) or mail your songs (CD, tape, or DVD for music video entries). You can also enter through MySpace if you have a MySpace page – which is really easy because ISC will go to your page and listen to your songs there (you don’t even need to send us your songs!).

Click here to enter.

Don’t forget – ISC has a Music Video category that you can also enter. Judges for this category include head honchos from MTV and VH1 (see list above). Last year we received a lot of great videos, so we are excited to see the new videos this year! If you want to have your videos viewed by these influential professionals, make sure you enter the ISC Music Video category. Also, if you write great lyrics – make sure to enter the Lyrics Only category which does not require any recorded music, just the lyrics.

Categories: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), R&B/Hip-Hop, Adult Contemporary (AC), Rock, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, Comedy/Novelty, World Music, Children’s Music, Lyrics Only, Teen, Performance, and Music Video. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish – in the same category or in multiple categories.

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