International Songwriting Competition 2020
- Deadline date: 4 Nov 2020
- Date held: 2020 Semi-finalists and Finalists will be announced in February-March of 2021, and winners in April of 2021
- Location: Nashville, TN, United States
- Total prizes: Over USD 150,000
- Entry fee: USD 30-35, per song per category
As a songwriter or musician, we think of you as family, and it goes without saying that our thoughts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that since ISC is not a physical event, we are continuing to operate as usual and accept entries. We are committed to providing the best service and support to our entrants, and we will strive to offer great opportunities to help you in your musical pursuits.
Our goal is to be here for you, and together we will get through this! We hope that you will take this time to get creative and write new songs and music. Turn this into a positive and express yourselves through your music. We look forward to hearing the results!
What is ISC?
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
Win cash, prizes, recognition, and exposure!
71 winners will share in the cash and prizes! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.
Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned Only, and World Music. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.
In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements.
Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the following criteria:
- Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics)
- Overall likeability
Some categories may have additional criteria. Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are NOT criteria (except in the Performance category in which Vocals are a judging criteria).
JOIN THE RANKS OF PREVIOUS WINNERS:
R.LUM.R, Illenium, Vance Joy, Gotye, Bastille, Kehlani, The Band Perry, Kimbra, Passenger, Kasey Chambers, Lindsey Stirling, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gregory Porter, King Charles, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird, for King & Country, Heather Morgan, Dave Berg, Gordie Sampson, Darryl Scott, Tom Hambridge, Omar Sosa, and more.
Contact: International Songwriting Competition
Phone: +1 (615) 251 4441
Mailing Address: 3940 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 USA