08.06.2008: International Songwriting (and video!) Competition 2008:SonicBids

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International Songwriting Competition 2008

Submit to enter to win over $150,000 in cash and prizes including a $25,000 cash prize to the 2008 Overall Grand Prize winner.

ISC is excited to introduce a new category this year, Music Video. ISC will accept videos of original songs only. Judging criteria will be based on the songwriting and the video.

The ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of any songwriting contest in the world. Past judges have included: Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Brian Wilson; Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); BB King; Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Black Francis (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson; Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; Sonny Rollins; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay); Branford Marsalis; Rosanne Cash; Steve Vai; Peter Furler (Newsboys); BeBe Winans; Joss Stone; Pat Metheny; Bo Diddley; Cheech Marin; MercyMe; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy Gray; Clint Black; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; Tiesto, and many more.

Past judges have also included top industry executives such as: Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Bruce Lundvall (CEO/President, Capitol Records Jazz/Classics); Arif Mardin (VP, Atlantic Records and Manhattan Records); Keith Wozencroft (President, Capitol Music UK); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); and many more.

2008 judges will be announced soon. Check www.sonicbids.com for more information.

October 15, 2008

$35.00 USD - To submit, log into your account, go to the Promoter Drop Box and hit submit. Click www.sonicbids.com to log in now!

Genres Accepted:
Accepted genres include Any genre that fits into the following ISC categories: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance , Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, and World Music.

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