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International Songwriting Competition Accepting Entries For 2005

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2005. ISC, one of the largest songwriting competitions in the world, offers entrants a chance to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 in cash and $20,000 in merchandise.

Internationally renowned for its high-caliber judges, ISC's panel of judges for 2005 include:

Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Tom Waits; Steve Vai, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Peter Hook (New Order); The Donnas; John Scofield; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); LeAnn Rimes; Joss Stone; Macy Gray; MercyMe; Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music Records); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/ Artistic Director, WOMAD); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP, Gospel/Urban Music Sony Records); Chris Parr (VP Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Alexandra Patsavas (Music Supervisor, The OC/Carnivale/Grey's Anatomy); Emily Whittmann (VP, Nick (Nickelodeon) Records); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Cory Robbins (President, Robbins Entertainment); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music for Little People); and more to be announced.

2005 categories are: Pop/Top 40, Rock, Gospel/Christian, Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Performance, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, AAA/Roots/Americana, Jazz, Dance/Electronica, Blues, Children's Music, Teen (18 yrs. old and younger), Instrumental, World Music, and Lyrics Only.

Early bird deadline for submission is July 15; final deadline for submission is October 14.
Entries are accepted online or through regular mail. For more information and to enter, go to — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner