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Less Than One Week Until ISC Deadline


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Subject: Less Than One Week Until ISC Deadline
Date: 11 Sep 2003 17:38:15 -0400

Hi,

We just wanted to remind you that the deadline to enter the International 
Songwriting Competition (ISC) is less than one week away! For more 
information and to enter online or via mail, please go to our website at 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
 
ISC is giving away over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Entries must be 
postmarked on or before Monday, September 15, 2003.
 
All musicians, bands, solo artists, and songwriters are invited to enter 
their songs. This year's competition includes 13 categories: 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.
 
Great prizes, in conjunction with a lot of promotion and exposure, are only 
some of the reasons to enter your songs into ISC. The competition also 
offers both amateur and professional songwriters the unprecedented chance 
to have their 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)
 
Please pass this information onto anyone you think might be interested in 
ISC, and don't forget to check out our sponsors and media partners listed 
below.
 
Contact Info:
International Songwriting Competition
Zero Governors Avenue #6
Medford, MA, USA 02155
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
 
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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 
equipment.
http://www.Xytar.com
 
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."
http://www.epiphone.com
 
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:
http://www.samashmusic.com
 
iRiver
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.
http://www.iriveramerica.com
 
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!
http://www.primera.com
 
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.
http://www.berklee.edu
 
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.
http://www.fye.com
 
MP3.com
Home to one of the largest collections of digital music on the Internet. A 
favorite of music fans and emerging artists alike, MP3.com features 
streaming and downloadable music from more than 250,000 Artists and over 
750,000 songs.
http://www.mp3.com
 
Sennheiser
Innovation and know-how are the hallmarks of one of the world's leading 
manufacturers of microphones and headphones.
http://www.sennheiserusa.com

Berkleemusic.com
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 October 6th semester, 
and further your musical education through online courses focused in areas 
such as Songwriting, Production, Music Education, and Music Business.
http://www.berkleemusic.com/?affiliate_promotion_id=265
 
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.
http://www.ernieball.com
 
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.
http://www.lrbaggs.com
 
Sonicbids
Creating a unique way for musicians and live music buyers to connect via 
electronic press kits. A must for all musicians!
http://www.sonicbids.com
 
Cakewalk
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.
http://www.cakewalk.com
 
The Intellitouch Tuner
Tuners for all plucked stringed instruments, and the all-new CenterPitch 
Universal Tuner for bowed stringed, brass and woodwind instruments.
http://www.tuners.com
 
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-
468-9353.
http://www.discmakers.com/isc1

Onlinegigs
An incredible resource for any independent band or musician. The website 
virtually automates your booking and promotional needs. You can now book a 
national tour, some short regional runs or a few local gigs with ease and 
confidence. Take the animated tour at www.onlinegigs.com.
http://www.onlinegigs.com/register.asp
 
Alphabet Arm Design
Specializing in music related logo/branding design & CD art direction.
http://www.alphabetarmdesign.com
 
M Works
A full-service CD and DVD mastering facility providing the highest quality 
mastering services all under one roof at extremely reasonable rates.
http://www.m-works.com
 
Live365.com
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:
http://www.live365.com/labelservices/index.live

TAXI
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.
http://www.taxi.com


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Check out these great resources for songwriters and musicians:

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.
http://www.americansongwriter.com

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 
ofshowcases, seminars, and partying in sunny downtown Orlando.
http://www.axismag.com or http://www.floridamusicfestival.com.

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.
http://www.insidecx.com

The Music Business Registry
Provides you with the most accurate up-to-date contact information in the 
Music Industry.
http://www.musicregistry.com

Music Row
Nashville's music industry publication presents news, candid reviews, and 
timely interviews with top decision makers.
http://www.musicrow.com

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 a bonus issue. For an ISC special go to:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/folk

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.
http://www.soundonsound.com

Soundcheck
Atlantic Canada's Music Monthly, is the only vehicle to reach the youth
music market east of the Quebec Border. From Punk to Hip Hop, Festivals to 
Arena's, Major Labels to Independent Artists, and even your tiniest bar
gig, Soundcheck is your source for what's happening in all 4 Atlantic
Provinces. Hell, we're even in Wabush Newfoundland.
http://www.soundcheckmag.ca

***You have been sent this message because we thought you would be 
interested in ISC. If you would like to stop receiving our newsletters, 
please send an email to: mailto:address@hidden (you can  
leave the subject header blank). By responding to this link, you will not 
be opting into the ISC mailing list (we promise!). We sincerely apologize 
if you have experienced any inconvenience in receiving this email. The 
address that this email was sent to was address@hidden





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