International Songwriting Competition 2014

ISC2014

The International Songwriting Competition is back for another splendid year and the good people at the ISC have extended the time you have to enter, that’s right, you now have till November 4th 2014 to get your songwritten attempts into the fine folks and see if you have what it takes to catch the ears of some very influential minds of the musical world.

This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the highest level of decision-makers in the music business. Judges include Presidents and CEOs from Republic, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Elektra, Columbia UK, Virgin UK, Sony Music Latin, Mercury UK, Wind-Up, Tommy Boy, Alligator, Blind Pig, Fat Possum, Robins Entertainment, S-Curve, and Concord Music Group. Coupled with additional high-profile industry executives and an notable group of recording artists, many of whom are currently dominating the charts – ISC offers the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the most impressive and elite panel of judges yet.

ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in prizes. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music. Past winners have included Grammy winners, chart-topping artists, amateur songwriters, and everyone in between, including Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; and many more.

2014 ISC judges include:

Recording Artists

Tom Waits; Sarah McLachlan; American Authors; Pat Metheny; Sara Evans; Bastille; Casting Crowns; Avicii; Wayne Shorter; John Hiatt; Bela Fleck; Keane; DJ Snake; Robben Ford; Natasha Bedingfield; Danilo Perez; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Martina McBride; Newsboys; Jon Secada; The Chainsmokers; Jason Isbell; Femi Kuti; Afro Celt Sound System; London Grammar; Michael W. Smith; Craig Morgan; Gerald Casale (Devo); Jean-Luc Ponty; James Cotton; Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Matt Thiessen (Relient K); Chayanne; J. Holiday; and more to be announced…

Industry Executives

Monte Lipman (Founder and Chairman/CEO, Republic Records); Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records UK); Ted Cockle (President, Virgin Records UK); Mike Smith (President, Mercury Records UK); Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment); Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group); Rex Rideout (VP of A&R, Motown Records); Jay Landers (Executive VP of A&R, Verve Music Group); 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); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony); Keith Naftaly (Executive VP of A&R, RCA Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Joseph Burney (VP of A&R, RCA Inspiration/Sony Music Entertainment); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Kim Buie (A&R, Thirty Tigers); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Gary Briggs (Senior VP of A&R/Producer, New West Records); Lori Teig (VP of Talent, VEVO); Jermaine Hall (Editor-In-Chief, Vibe Magazine); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); Wende Curtis (Owner, Comedy Works); Claire S. Green (President, Parents’ Choice Foundation); Nate Dern (News Editor, Funny Or Die News); Cyndi Nelson (General Manager, ZANIES Comedy Club); Shannon O’Neill (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY)

Please visit http://www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form or more details.

ISC is sponsored by:

Ableton, Airplay Direct, Berklee College Of Music, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Disc Makers, George Stein, Esq., Hammond USA, Indie Pro Mix and Final Mix, Inc., Gauge Microphones, Indie Venue Bible, Lowden Guitars, Lurssen Mastering, Slate Digital, SongU.com, The Music Business Registry, Taxi, and Thayers

Jason Isbell’s new solo album “Southeastern”

ji_header We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Jason Isbell’s new solo album Southeastern on June 11th via Southeastern Records.

Southeastern contains 12 new Isbell compositions and the most personal songs of self-reflection and discovery he has written to date. Pre-order it today on www.jasonisbell.com and receive a free download of an un-released and exclusive demo of “Traveling Alone”.

Make sure you check out Jason’s touring list and see if he is popping round your place for tea.

Take a trip back and hear some Jason Isbell on Episode 15 of The Captain SIB Show

The Captain SIB Show Episode 15 – It’s High Noon


Welcome one and all to another dose of fine musical medication.
This week we take a wander into the land of Americana with some great tracks. James McMurtry’s “We Can’t Make it Here” won an American Music Award in 2006.
Some fine magical talent this week from Agent Cooper. Mike from the band also worked on Fozzy’s “WormWood” track from Chasing the Grail.

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Gather round and be amazed. More fine music discovered on NoiseTrade.com.
To download the show just right click on download and save target/link as.

On this episode you will hear…

  • Closeaway Victoria
  • The Suburbians Breathe
  • Slightly Stoopid Know You Rider
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Seven Mile Island
  • James McMurtry We can’t Make it Here
  • Trent Dabbs Leave to See
  • DoDriver Life Changes Everything
  • Agent Cooper Mother
  • Solstice Coil Designed Instincts
  • Offset Season Tonight
  • Radio Drive Northern Lights
  • NOTES :

  • Thanks to BAM Music for The Suburbiansbandcamp
  • Check out Trent Dabbs album on NoiseTrade.com
  • Slightly Stoopid are managed by Silverback Artist Management
  • Jason Isbell and James McMurtry come to us thanks to Lightning Rod Records
  • Check out their recently announced co-headline tour and get yourself a music sampler FREE
  • Agent Cooper come to us thanks to ProgRock Records
  • Solstice Coil can be found with Melodic Revolution Records