The Kiwi singer-songwriter will judge this year’s International Songwriting Competition, joining the likes of Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Bastille
alled “the songwriting competition to take note of” by The New York Times, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) this week announced its esteemed panel of judges for the 2015 competition. The panel now includes Royals hit-maker Lorde, who joins an array of high-profile recording artists, such as Tom Waits, Bill Withers, American Authors, Pat Metheny, Sara Evans, Bastille, Kesha, Casting Crowns, Keb Mo, Avicii, Boyz II Men, Bill Withers, Keane, Moby, Jon Secada, Sean Paul, Justin Townes Earle and Run D.M.C’s Darryl McDaniels, with even more due be announced.
These artist judges will be joined by an equally prestigious group of music industry Presidents and CEOs from Atlantic, Epic, Elektra, Sony Music Latin, Warner Bros., Tommy Boy, Wind-Up, Alligator, Concord Music Group and more.
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in merchandise and services. In addition to prizes, winners gain recognition, press, kudos, and more career opportunities. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music.
More information on entering this year’s International Songwriting Competition can be found at: songwritingcompetition.com