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Int'l Song Comp Deadline Aproaching

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Subject: Int'l Song Comp Deadline Aproaching
Date: 07 Aug 2003 16:16:37 -0400

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Deadline Is Approaching!

Enter your songs now! Over $100,000 in cash and prizes!
Entries must be postmarked on or before September 15, 2003.

All musicians, bands, solo artists, and songwriters are invited to enter 
their songs. This year's competition offers 13 categories of music and has 
a total of 68 winners. 

ISC is designed to promote and nurture creativity and excellence in the 
craft of songwriting. The competition offers both amateur and professional 
songwriters the opportunity to have their music heard by a wide range of 
high-profile industry professionals.  

For detailed information and an entry form, go to:


ISC provides the unprecedented opportunity to have your music heard by some 
of the most influential and high-profile leaders in the music and recording 
industry.  This year's competition features a distinguished panel of 
judges, including:

Rob Thomas (Lead Singer/Songwriter, Matchbox 20)
B.B. King (Legendary Blues Artist)
Pat Metheny (Jazz Guitarist)
Phil Vassar (Country Artist, Singer/Songwriter)
Dan Haseltine (Lead Singer/Songwriter, Jars Of Clay)
Vanessa Carlton (Singer/Songwriter - Teen Category Only)
Bebe Winans (Gospel Artist)
Guru (Rapper/Composer, Gang Starr)
Paul Oakenfold (DJ/Producer/Remixer)
Raine Maida (Lead Singer/Songwriter, Our Lady Peace)
*NSYNC (Teen Category Only)
Nile Rodger (Producer/Performer - Chic, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, etc)
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records)
Arif Mardin (VP/GM, Manhattan Records)
Bruce Lundvall (CEO/President, Capitol Jazz/Classics)
Frank Callari  (Sr. VP A&R, Lost Highway Records)
Tina Davis (Sr. VP A&R, Def Jam/Def Soul)
Rose Noone  (Sr. VP A&R, Epic Records)
Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R, Atlantic Records)
Kim Stephens (VP A&R/Promotion, Lava Records)
Tara Griggs-Magee (Sr. VP/GM, Verity Records)
Robert Beeson (President, Essential Records)
Errol Kolosine (GM, Astralwerks Records)
Michael Gudinski (Chairman, Mushroom Group Of Companies)

ISC categories include: Pop/Top 40; Rock; Country; AAA/Roots/Americana; 
R&B/Hip-Hop; Blues; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Jazz; World; Gospel/Christian; 
Dance/Electronica; Lyrics Only; and a special Teen category for songwriters 
18 yrs. old and younger.

Contact Info:
International Songwriting Competition
Zero Governors Avenue #6
Medford, MA, USA 02155

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ISC Sponsors:

Xytar Digital Systems
Renowned for their complete recording and production studio in a box,
Xytar is a leader in cutting-edge, user-friendly digital audio recording 

Epiphone Guitars
For more than 125 years. Epiphone has been renowned for its guitars, 
creating a legacy with their vision and innovation. Artists who have chosen 
to play an Epiphone include Lenny Kravitz, Joe Pass, John Lee Hooker, and 
even The Beatles on the most recorded song ever written, "Yesterday."

Sam Ash Music Stores
Now celebrating its 79th anniversary of supplying musical instruments, 
sound and recording gear and printed music, Sam Ash can be reached on the 
web or at 40 stores in 12 states. Mail order and online catalog. Call 800- 
472-6274 or go to:

Setting new standards in the digital music industry, iRiver America's 
digital music players are considered to be the most cutting edge and user 
friendly. Check out their award-winning iMP-350 SlimX* and their new line 
of products.

Primera Technology, Inc.
The world's leading manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing 
systems, Primera's products make it very easy to quickly duplicate and 
print your own CDs in large quantities. Great for musicians and studios!

Berklee College Of Music
Founded in 1945, Berklee College Of Music is the world's largest 
independent music college and the premier institution for the study of 
contemporary music. Many prominent music industry professionals are Berklee 
alumni, including Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, 
Bruce Hornsby, Aimee Mann, Diana Krall, Melissa Etheridge, and many more.

FYE - For Your Entertainment 
Music, movies, games, CDs, DVDs, the latest hits, deep classics, rare 
imports, box sets, limited editions...all the entertainment you love. More 
than 700 stores coast-to-coast and online with literally thousands of fans 
who love to listen to, watch and play music, movies and games as much as 
you do. 

Innovation and know-how are the hallmarks of one of the world's leading 
manufacturers of microphones and headphones.

The online extension school and career network of Berklee College of Music, 
Berkleemusic.com is a rich resource for musicians, educators, and industry 
professionals. Enroll now at Berkleemusic.com for the August 18th semester, 
and further your musical education through online courses focused in areas 
such as Songwriting, Production, Music Education, and Music Business.

Ernie Ball Music Man
The list of musicians who have used Ernie Ball strings, accessories, or 
instruments have included the world's greatest guitar players, from Keith 
Richards to Jimmy Page to Paul McCartney, and many, many more.

L.R. Baggs
L.R. Baggs is a manufacturer of high-end acoustic guitar pickups and 
preamps.  Singer/Songwriters such as James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Janis 
Ian and Phil Keaggy use LR Baggs products to get the best "plugged-in" 
sound possible out of their guitar.

Creating a unique way for musicians and live music buyers to connect via 
electronic press kits. A must for all musicians!

Develops and markets the world's leading music and sound software for 
Windows. Over 1,000,000 people worldwide use Cakewalk products to produce 
audio for CDs, film, tv, video games, live stage sound, the internet, and 
personal enjoyment.

The Intellitouch Tuner
Tuners for all plucked stringed instruments, and the all-new CenterPitch 
Universal Tuner for bowed stringed, brass and woodwind instruments.

Disc Makers
The nation's leading independent media manufacturer, offering complete CD, 
DVD, and cassette packages for independent artists and record labels. Their 
state-of-the-art facilities allows for complete in-house production and the 
fastest turnaround time possible. To  order your free catalog call 1-800-

Alphabet Arm Design
Specializing in music related logo/branding design & CD art direction.

M Works
A full-service CD and DVD mastering facility providing the highest quality
mastering services all under one roof at extremely reasonable rates.

Artist can now 'market' and 'promote' themselves and their recordings via 
the world's largest Internet radio network. Reach over 8,000 DJ's and over 
3.5 million monthly users. Add tracks in our secure online music library, 
and service DJs with one click. Get real-time, statistical feedback on your 
promotion.. for more info and to sign up, go to: 

Check out these great resources for songwriters and musicians:

The Alternative News
Your Alternative Source For Music & Entertainment News; 30,000+ Readers 
from NYC to Portland, Maine - Dirt Cheap Ads!

American Songwriter
The magazine for and about songwriters. Read by music publishers, 
professional and amateur songwriters, copyright lawyers and record company 
staff members. The oldest National songwriter magazine, celebrating 20 
years of publishing.

2003 Americana Conference
The only conference that focuses on Americana music, this prestigious event 
will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown from September 18-20 in 
Nashville, TN. Features panels, seminars, performances, and the Americana 
Awards Show. Some performer highlights will include Joe Ely, Kathleen 
Edwards, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell and many more. You can still register 
online until September 1st,

aXis Florida Music Festival
Join 150 bands, Djs and singer/songwriters in Orlando, Florida in April 
2004 for the aXis Florida Music Festival. The FMF2004 is three days of 
showcases, seminars and partying in sunny downtown Orlando. 
http://www.axismag.com or http://www.floridamusicfestival.com
The unsigned band resource. Extensive indie music directory, music business 
articles, tips, tricks, mp3 reviews, Band of the Week contest, classifieds 
and more...

Chart Magazine
CHART Magazine covers the Canadian and international music and pop culture 
scenes with an emphasis on the cutting-edge. Accompanying website, 
ChartAttack.com, features daily news, Canadian campus radio and retail 
charts, interviews, reviews, contests and more.

City Link
South Florida's strongest alternative weekly, featuring cutting edge 
coverage and reviews of the local art, music, film and theater scenes, 
biting commentary, in-depth, in-your-face editorial content and the most 
comprehensive source of listings detailing what's happening in South 

Offers current and in-depth coverage of all urban music formats.  Hip hop, 
R&B, and urban electronic formats are covered from a global perspective, 
with regional reporting from across North America and the UK, as well as a 
fully translated Japanese mirror site.  In the name of good music...

Indie Bible
The Indie Bible lists 8000 places where you can gain valuable exposure for 
your music. All styles of music are covered!

Artist meeting place. Free email, web sites, indie news and extensive 
resources to help you. Meet other artists and contribute your news and 

Inside Connection  Music Magazine
Today's #1 source for the music industry.  Pick up a free copy at your 
nearest Sam Ash music store nationwide or visit us online.

Keyboard Magazine
Keyboard is the only magazine dedicated to music technology for the 
recording and performing keyboard player.  More than just a gear magazine, 
Keyboard informs and inspires people who are passionate about music 
creation, production, and performance.

The Music Business Registry
Provides you with the most accurate up-to-date contact information in the 
Music Industry.

Music Row
Nashville's music industry publication presents news, candid reviews, and 
timely interviews with top decision makers.

Musician's Atlas
This highly recommended resource includes in-depth listings for music
industry contacts in nearly 30 business categories including Clubs, Press,
Radio, College Radio, Record Labels, Publishers, etc.  ISC friends and 
family get a special 20% discount off The Musician's Atlas by going to: 

(National Association for Campus Activities) is a not-for-profit
association whose membership consists of campus activities buyers from
colleges and universities, as well as talent agencies and product/services 
vendors who wish to market themselves to the college market. NACA holds 
seven regional conferences and one National Convention yearly. For more
info, call 800-845-2338 or go to:

Paste Magazine
Covers music with substance: Triple-A to folk to Americana to smart indie 
rock. Each issue includes a full-length Sampler CD. Subscribe via the link 
below and get an bonus issue. For an ISC special go to:

Pulse Weekly
Lehigh Valley's (eastern PA) only real alternative weekly. Exclusive 
interviews, edgy editorial, and the only independently owned and operated 
paper in the market. Bands Looking to get into the market?. Let us know, we 
may be able to help.

Rockrgrl Magazine
Since 1995, the award-winning ROCKRGRL Magazine has been the #1 source for 
women that play music. Support a woman's right to rock. Subscribe, read 
past articles and experience this industry haven where gender is not a 

Shepherd Express
Since 1982, the Shepherd Express has provided a voice for the metro 
Milwaukee area with in-depth news and commentary, complete entertainment 
and nightlife coverage and fun, offbeat stories. Their well-designed 
editorial and advertising pages capture the style of an increasingly 
vibrant city, showcasing Milwaukee at its best.

Singer Magazine
In tune with the passion of performing artists, songwriters and independent 
musicians. Features interviews with legendary artists, reviews of the best 
emerging artists, industry news and vocal training tips. For a sample issue 
or to subscribe, call 540-438-SING or visit online.

Songsalive! is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting composers 
worldwide with chapters in L.A., North California, Phoenix and Australia.

Sound On Sound
Sound On Sound is the UK's Biggest Selling Music Recording Technology 
magazine. Check out our fantastic website providing all the information 
you'll ever need, from hints and tips to reviews and interviews.

The world's leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists 
and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films 
and TV shows  Since 1992, TAXI has specialized in giving artists, bands, 
and songwriters real access to the people in the music business who have 
the power to sign deals.  Call 1-800-458-2111 for a free info kit. 

The Ultimate Music Network
MakeaStar.com, the leading Industry Song Review and Contest site, has just 
launched FirstBuzz.com, the first of a kind Virtual A&R service for the 
music Industry decision makers. Also, check out OpenContests.com, the first 
24 hour multi-genre tournament contest site on the net.

***You have been sent this message because we thought you would be 
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