International Songwriting Competition Teams Up With

    NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /CNW/ -- is proud to tell you about their
industry partnership with the International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
where lyricists can present their song writing skills to people like Tom
Waits, Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Frank Black (Pixies), Robert Smith
(The Cure) among others in hopes of being discovered by the real hit makers
themselves.  The deadline for submission for the ISC competition has just been
extended to November 19, 2007. They are now offering better exposure, bigger
prizes ($150,000 including $25K cash) and the best judges for any songwriting
competition in the world.
    "The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is excited to have
MyTune on board as one of its valued industry partners for the 2007
competition, and we see a lot of synergy between our two companies. Both
organizations are looking to offer songwriters greater opportunities for their
work, and we feel that a partnership between ISC and MyTune goes along way to
achieving that goal," says Jim Morgan, Marketing Director of ISC.
    The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest
whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established
songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.
ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels,
and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional
songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most
prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the
world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the
most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
    Recording Artist Judges Include: Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The
Kinks); Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd;
Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; "Weird Al"
Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson;
David Cross; Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe
Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; John Scofield; Hinder; Chris Hillman;
Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy Gray; Peter Hook (New
Order); Paulina Rubio; Tiesto.
    Music Industry Judges Include: Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records);
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President,
Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Steve
Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews
Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President,
Alligator Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment);
Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami, pioneer of Latin radio); Angel Carrasco
(President, 605 Discos and Sr. VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin America); Thomas Brooman
(Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World
Music); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); Nancy Wolpert (VP Home
Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Paul Majors (CEO/Founder,
Majors Music). For more information and an entry form, please visit is the new interactive website launched by MyTune, bringing
together music fans, bands, and top industry professionals to present fresh,
up-and-coming artists with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at being
discovered and making it big in an otherwise cutthroat industry.
has something for everyone -- bands, fans, and industry insiders. A place for
music hopefuls to showcase their talent, allowing fans and industry executives
alike the chance to find music's next best thing all on one website.
    To learn more, please visit For press inquires
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