NASHVILLE (Hypebot) – The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced the
winners for the 2012 edition of the contest. ISC's Grand Prize was
awarded to Joshua Hanson of Irvine, California, USA, for his song
"Monsters With Misdemeanors," which was entered in the
That grand prize win nets Hanson $25,000 in cash (US) and an
additional $40,000 in merchandise and services. You might recognize the
grand-prize winning Hanson as the frontman and songwriter for the
award-winning indie folk/rock trio Yellow Red Sparks.
A total of 68 winners from 119 countries worldwide were selected from
over 20,000 entries, and for the first time this year, more than half of
the winning submissions originated from outside of the U.S. Past
winners of the contest include Gotye, The Band Perry, Kasey Chambers,
Amanda Palmer, Gin Wigmore, King Charles, Kimbra, Passenger, Andrew
Bird, and numerous others.
Winners were selected by a panel of judges drawn from both the creative
and business side of the music industry. The list of judges includes Tom
Waits; Nas; Janelle Monae; Martina McBride; Susan Tedeschi & Derek
Trucks; Black Francis; Avicci; Tegan & Sara; Susan Vega; Richard
Stumpf (President, Imagem Music US); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President,
Alligator Records); Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records UK);
Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); Steve Lillywhite
(Producer) and Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records)
The complete list of ISC 2012 winners is as follows.
Grand Prize Winner: Joshua Hanson