It has caught my attention that you are all friends and fans of the incredible Sean Paul. It seems he has influenced us all with his music. The renowned Sean Paul has taken his influence a step further and will now be one of the many star judges for the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). This will be Sean Paulís first year as one of the premiere judges. For those who donít know, ISC is a competition for passionate musicians around the globe. ISC is open to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to professional. Anyone with a passion for music, talent and of courseÖ a song may enter the competition. ImagineÖ This is your unprecedented chance to have the illustrious Sean Paul listen to your music! The 2006 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting submissions!
ISC has added two new categories this year, expanded its number of judges, and increased its overall prize package to over $150,000 in cash and prizes including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $20,000 in merchandise, unmatched by any other songwriting competition. ISC continues its commitment toward helping songwriters and artists further their careers by helping them gain exposure and have their songs heard by the music industryís top professionals. It is truly an unparalleled opportunity, but if you still need more convincing check out our latest review on Pitchfork.
Since its inception, ISC has become internationally renowned for having the most prestigious judging panel of any songwriting competition in the world.
2006 ISC judges include: Tom Waits; Brian Wilson; Sean Paul; Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Jerry Lee Lewis; Cassandra Wilson; Robert Smith (The Cure); Craig Morgan; Rosanne Cash; John Mayall; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); John Scofield; Mark Chesnutt; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); MercyMe; Macy Gray; TiŽsto; Peter Hook (New Order); Frank Black (Pixies); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Medeski Martin & Wood; Charlie Musselwhite; Blue Man Group; Steve Lillywhite (Senior VP A&R/Producer, Columbia Records Ė credits include U2, Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, etc.); Angel Carrasco (President, Discos 605/Sr. VP A&R Sony/BMG Latin America; Larry Willoughby (VP A&R, Capitol Records, Nashville); Alexandra Patsavas (Owner, The Chop Shop Music Supervision - credits include The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Without A Trace, Carnivale, Rescue Me); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Danny Epstein (Music Supervisor, Sesame Street/Sesame Workshop); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Emily Wittmann (Vice-President, Nick Records); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR and pioneer of Latin musc radio); and Manolo Gonzales (Senior VP, Regional Mexican A&R and National Promotion, Univision Records).
The International Songwriting Competition website is www.songwritingcompetition.com
. Please feel free to browse around! Again, ISC is now accepting submissions so spread the word. We appreciate your help in getting the word out about the competition to musicians and artists in your reach, and thank you in advance. Please feel free to contact me should you need additional information or have any questions about the competition.
Hope to hear you soon,
International Songwriting Competition
1307 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206 www.songwritingcompetition.com