the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended its deadline for entering to December 3, 2010. I am attaching a press release and hope that you will post it and/or distribute it to songwriters, musicians, and bands so that they know there is still time to enter.

ISC accepts entries from amateur and professional songwriters, and gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes (including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash (US) and $20,000 in music equipment and other prizes).

The judging panel is ISC’s most impressive to date and includes 60 high-profile judges such as Peter Gabriel, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Rihanna, Timbaland, Ben Harper, McCoy Tyner, Wynonna, Michael W. Smith, Robbie Williams, Terence Blanchard, Regina Spektor, Joe Nichols, John Mayall, Train, Keane, Jeff Beck, Chayanne, Ben Folds, and many more. Also included are many high-level music industry executives such as  Amanda Ghost (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President/CEO, Universal Republic Records); Rick Krim (Exec. VP, Talent & Music Programming, VH-1); and many more.

Please go to for low res photos of our judges. If you would like a high res photo, please contact me directly.



Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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