NASHVILLE, TN – In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC is reopening submissions for one week only (Dec. 15-22, 2015) for its annual Stocking Stuffer, and the fee is a discounted $25 per entry. All entries will also be automatically entered into the ISC 2015 competition. Songs may be submitted online via the ISC, Sonicbids, or Acceptd platforms or by mail. Click here to enter.
ISC is dedicated to nurturing the talent of songwriters throughout the world and is the only competition in the world to offer such a high-profile panel of judges. The caliber of judges has always been a hallmark of the prestige and value of ISC. Entrants are offered the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by some of the most illustrious and influential recording artists and executives in today’s music industry.
Previous ISC winners have included artists such as Vance Joy, Gotye, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, The Band Perry, Passenger, Bastille, Kasey Chambers, Gregory Porter, Lindsey Stirling, and many more.
One lucky Stocking Stuffer entrant will win $1,000 in cash, 4000 Radio Airplay credits, promotion on Radio Airplay’s social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and an artist spotlight feature in their blog and newsletter reaching over 65K members. All entrants to the Stocking Stuffer promo will receive 100 free spins to a new or existing Radio Airplay account.
Additionally, all Stocking Stuffer entrants will be eligible to win the overall ISC prizes which include over $150,000 in cash (including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash), merchandise, and services. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters from all over the world, including bands and solo performers.
Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative); AC (Adult Contemporary); Americana; Blues; Children’s Music; Comedy/Novelty; Country; EDM; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Christian; Instrumental; Jazz; Latin Music; Lyrics Only; Music Video; Performance; Pop/Top 40; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Teen; World Music; and Unsigned Only.
The complete list of 2015 ISC judges includes:
Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Lorde; Kesha; American Authors; Pat Metheny; Sara Evans; Bastille; Casting Crowns; Keb’ Mo’; Avicii; Boyz II Men; Bill Withers; Keane; Hardwell; Robben Ford; Danilo Perez; Moby; Stanley Clarke; Jon Secada; Daddy Yankee; Afro Celt Sound System; Anthony Hamilton; Gerald Casale (Devo); Justin Townes Earle; Jean-Luc Ponty; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Chayanne; Shakey Graves; Joy Williams; Eric Paslay; Los Amigos Invisibles; Hawk; Art Alexakis (Everclear); Alejandro Marcovich; Matt Maher; Mariana Vega; Far East Movement; Femi Kuti; Rodrigo y Gabriela
Industry Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Sylvia Rhone (President, Epic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment); Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group); Craig Balsam (Owner, Razor & Tie / Washington Square/ Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records); Steve Yegelwel (Sr. VP, Island Records); Bryan Stewart (VP of A&R, Curb Records); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Kevin Welk (Chief Creative, Vanguard / Sugar Hill Records); Edward Chmelewski (President, Blind Pig Records); Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Mike Flynn (Sr. VP of A&R, Capitol Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Gary Briggs (A&R Executive); Sharon Tapper (Head of Publishing, Glassnote Records); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr, Zanies Comedy Club); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); Nate Dern (News Editor, Funny Or Die News); Wende Curtis (Owner, Comedy Works)
ISC is sponsored by: Ableton, Artist Growth, Berklee College Of Music, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Disc Makers, DW Drums, Focusrite, Gauge Microphones,George Stein, Esq., GigSalad, Gretsch, Indie Venue Bible, Latin Percussion, Lowden Guitars, Marshall Amplification, Musicians Institute, Ovation, Pacific Drums, Sessions Headphones, SongU.com, Thayers, The Music Business Registry, and Ultimate Ears.