International Songwriting Competition Wants Songs About Social Causes

By Steve McLean 11/11/20 |

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is seeking songs related to social causes as part of a special promotion until Nov. 25.

ISC is looking for songs “about any kind of social cause running the full gamut of social issues like injustice, climate change, Covid, etc.,” according to a media release. Entries can be made here.

All promotion entrants will be eligible to win prizes as well as be entered into the overall 2020 competition. New songs or those already entered into ISC 2020 are eligible, and they can also be entered into any of the competition’s 23 categories.

Submissions are judged on creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, arrangement and overall likeability. Production/recording quality and vocal ability aren’t criteria except in the performance category, in which vocals are a judging criteria.

One overall winner will receive prizes from Audeze, PreSonus, Sweetwater, Merch Cat and Shubb Capo. Nine runners-up will receive 1,000 play credits and promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets.

Winners will be announced next April or May.

ISC is an annual song contest with a mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional international arena. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate.

Previous winners have included Vance Joy, Gotye, The Band Perry, Kasey Chambers, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird and Gordie Sampson.


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