By Byronbyronmacias. Sunday, September 23, 2007 2:57:56 AM
Ornette Coleman, Cassandra Wilson and John Scofield Judging ISC 2007
One of the most impressive songwriting competitions in the world, The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for the 2007 competition. Offering better exposure, bigger prizes ($150,000 - including $25,000 cash) and the best judges for any songwriting competition in the world, ISC is looking for exceptional songs from Jazz musicians for this year's contest.
This year's judges include:
Recording Artist Judges Include: Ornette Coleman; Cassandra Wilson; John Scofield; Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks); Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; “Weird Al” Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); David Cross; Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; 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); and more to be announced.