The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting Dance/Electronica entries for its 2005 competition.ISC offers entrants a chance to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 (US) in cash and $20,000 in merchandise. ISC is open to both amateur and professional songwriters, and all Dance/Electronica musicians and songwriters are invited to submit songs.
Entries are judged by influential Dance/Electronica artists and industry professionals, including Peter Hook (New Order), Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records) and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment). Past judges have included Paul Oakenfold and Scott Kirkland (Crystal Method. ISC accepts entries in all sub-genres of Dance/Electronica ranging from Trance, Techno, Breakbeats to IDM and more.
The complete panel of ISC 2005 judges includes:Peter Hook (New Order); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records/You Records/Sequence Records/Escondida Music/Empire Mgmt.); Tom Waits; Sonny Rollins; Loretta Lynn; John Scofield; Macy Gray; Joss Stone; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Charlie Musselwhite; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); LeAnn Rimes; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Steve Vai; Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); The Donnas; BeBe Winans; MercyMe; Monte Lipman (President of Universal Records); Keith Wozencroft ( President, Capitol Music UK); Glen Barros (CEO/President, Concord Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP of Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Dan Storper (President of Putumayo World Music); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Alexandra Patsavas (Owner, The Chop Shop Music Supervision – credits include The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, Without A Trace, Carnivale, Rescue Me); Darrale Jones (VP A&R Urban, Atlantic Records); Chris Parr (VP Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President of Alligator Records); Leib Ostrow (CEO of Music For Little People), Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Emily Wittmann (Vice-President, Nick Records); and Danny Epstein (Music Supervisor, Sesame Street/Sesame Workshop).
ISC categories include: Dance/Electronica; R&B/Hip- Hop; Gospel/Christian; Blues; Jazz; Pop/Top 40; Rock; Country; AAA/Roots/Americana; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Instrumental; World Music; Children’s Music; Performance; Lyrics Only; and Teen (18 yrs. old or younger).
More information is available at the ISC site.