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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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Hurry! There are less than three weeks left to enter the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), and ISC has made it even easier for you to submit your songs! Instead of searching for packing materials and trying to find time to get to the post office, you can enter online with your mp3s. It's very easy and fast. Visit us at www.songwritingcompetition.com to enter online. If you'd like to enter through the mail, click here for an entry form and more information.

ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes to 62 winners (not to mention the press, recognition, exposure, and kudos!). The Overall Grand Prize includes $25,000 (US) in cash - the largest cash Grand Prize of any songwriting competition in the world - and over $20,000 in prizes. ISC welcomes entries from songwriters throughout the world, whether you're an amateur recording in your basement or you've just finished a new studio album.

New Category For 2008: (ISC) has added a brand new Music Video category this year and has solicited many high-profile judges in the music video arena to judge the entries, including Amy Doyle (Sr. VP of Music and Talent, MTV); Rick Krim (Executive VP Talent and Programming, VH1); and more. This is your chance to get your video seen by the industry executives who actually make the decisions about which videos get played.

Entrants may submit songs in any of the following categories: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Rock, Country, Americana, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, Comedy/Novelty, World Music, Children's Music, Lyrics Only, Teen, Performance, and Music Video. Multiple songs may be submitted in each category or the same song may be entered in more than one category.

A total of 55 high-profile music icons and industry executives have joined together to judge the 2008 ISC. Consistent in its tradition of having such esteemed judges, ISC continues to raise the bar for songwriting competitions. The opportunity to have these judges hear your songs offers you an unprecedented chance to access these hard-to-reach, influential decision-makers - the movers and shakers in the music industry. ISC judges might even include some of your favorite recording artists - songwriters who have influenced your music.

Some Of The New Faces For 2008

Rob Thomas
Grammy Winner
Matchbox 20
Chaka Khan
Grammy Winner
Ricky Martin
Grammy Winner
Grammy Nominee
McCoy Tyner
Jazz Pianist
Grammy Winner
Neil Finn
Lead Singer/Songwriter
(Crowded House)

The Complete List of 2008 Judges Include:

Recording Artists Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20); Chaka Khan; Tom Waits; KT Tunstall; Robert Smith (The Cure); Ricky Martin; Loretta Lynn; Neil Finn (Crowded House); Buckcherry; T-Pain; James Cotton; Jerry Lee Lewis; Craig Morgan; Ray Davies (The Kinks); McCoy Tyner; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Michael W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Mario; Black Francis (The Pixies); Youssou N'Dour; John Mayall; DJ Tiësto; Paul Van Dyk; Jon Secada; Natalie Grant; Jeremy Camp; Matt Thiessen (Relient K); Pittbull; Angelique Kidjo; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Sandra Bernhard; and David Brenner.

Music IndustryMonte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Nick Burgess (Head of A&R, Virgin Records UK); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP of A&R, Latin America Sony BMG and President, Discos 605); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); John Echevarria (President, Universal Music Latino); Rick Krim (Executive VP Talent and Programming, VH1); Amy Doyle (Sr. VP of Music and Talent, MTV); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, Lost Highway); Jon Pikus (Director of A&R, MySpace Records); Mitchell Cohen (VP of A&R, Verve Music Group); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Rene Bell (Executive VP A&R, Sony BMG Nashville); Peter Strickland (Senior VP, Jack Records/Warner Bros.); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Peter Gabriel, and more); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami); Paul Majors (CEO/Founder Majors Music); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music for Little People); and Dr. Demento (Radio Host of The Dr. Demento Show)

Please go to www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form or more details.

ISC Sponsors: Luna Guitars, Berklee College Of Music, Shure, D'Addario, M-Audio, Griffin Technology, Hear Technologies, Po Boy Drums, Thayers, Disc Makers, ASCAP, Phase One Studios, Stuph Merch, Sonicbids, Sam Ash, Alphabet Arm Design, Shari's Berries, Taxi, George Stein, Esq., The Music Business Registry, SongU.com, Sibelius, and Onlinegigs.

News From ISC
2006 Grand Prize Winner Scott Leger Signs With Emblem Music Group

Scott Leger, the Grand Prize Winner of ISC 2006, has signed a publishing deal with Emblem Music Group. In addition, Scott's band, Wideawake, has just finished recording their third studio album (title TBD). The release will come out on January 20th, 2009 on Artist Garage. Wideawake will also make their third Rockboat appearance on Rockboat 9, joining the Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel, Aslyn, and Cowboy Mouth, leaving on January 17th from Miami FL.
2004 Grand Prize Winner Gin Wigmore Signs With Island Records Australia

Gin Wigmore, ISC's 2004 Grand Prize Winner, has been signed to Island Records Australia and has just released her debut CD, Extended Play! The CD contains the winning song "Hallelujah" and is already charting in New Zealand and Australia. Gin has been touring throughout Australia and will soon be doing some dates in New Zealand supporting John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow. A complete unknown when she won ISC (she was only 17 years old), Gin has come a long way from her days of playing open mics and is destined for a great career. ISC is so proud of her!
ISC Sponsors Spotlight

Shure Incorporated is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, Shure has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure's diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones and wireless microphone systems for performers, award-winning earphones and headsets for MP3 players and smartphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice wherever audio performance is a top priority: on concert stages, in recording studios, at radio and television networks, and in public address systems in houses of worship, meeting facilities, and other venues. For more information, please visit shure.com


Screamin Stomp Box SweepstakesD'Addario The Player's Choice

Each Grand Prize package will include winner's choice of one of the following:
A BBE® Sound Green Screamer Pedal
A BBE® Sound Free Guzz Pedal
A BBE® Sound Soul Vibe Pedal
A BBE® Sound Sonic Stomp Pedal

Each Grand Prize package will also consist of: A Planet Waves Pedal Board Kit with 10' cable, A 10-pack of D'Addario XL-110 Strings, A Planet Waves Custom Pro Instrument Cable, A Planet Waves Chromatic Pedal Tuner.

The total Grand Prize package is up to $590! To enter go to ToTheStage.com


M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative tools for today's computer musicians and audio professionals. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company was founded with the goal of democratizing music production by making powerful, easy-to-use technology accessible to a broad creative community. The company's award-winning and comprehensive product line includes PCI-, FireWire- and USB-based audio interfaces; USB/MIDI keyboard controllers and digital pianos; microphones, preamps and reference monitors; and DJ tools. M-Audio has received numerous industry accolades, including Music Trades' "Company of the Year" and "Fastest Growing Company" distinctions. For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.




Industry Partners:


Gospel SynergyGospel Synergy Magazine

Gospel Synergy Magazine is an online publication dedicated to all categories of gospel music; Traditional, Quartet, Holy Hip Hop, Contemporary, Gospel Jazz, and Christian music. Gospel Synergy Magazine is available and can be accessed online 24/7. Gospel Synergy Magazine goes out to gospel music industry professionals including distribution, A&R and label heads. Gospel Synergy Magazine recently launched Synergy1Radio "Where we play the best mix of gospel music online 24/7." Their focus is to provide the independent gospel artists with programs that target the consumer and programs that target the music industry or both. Their endeavor is to work with the artist and find the most cost effective way for independent Gospel/Christian artists to accomplish their goals and objectives. For more information, feel free to visit www.gospelsynergy.com or email alcarter@gospelsynergy.com or call 708-272-6640 for further discussion.

Sauce MagazineSAUCE

Looking for that extra "something" to add some zest to your life? You need to grab SAUCE, Tasmania's premier street press magazine! Established in 2004, SAUCE covers music, lifestyle, arts, travel, video games, hardware, software and has the most comprehensive fortnightly Gig Guide available ANYwhere! SAUCE features in-depth reviews with local, national, and international touring acts from rock to metal to dance to hip-hop, comedy, and everything in-between. Now in full-colour, SAUCE continues from strength to strength but they like to think that you like yours extra HOT and straight from the bottle! SAUCE can be found on the streets every two weeks on a Wednesday from over 140+ outlets and online at www.sauce.net.au.

International Songwriters Association ISA

International Songwriters Association was founded in October 1967 and now has members in more than sixty countries throughout the world. In addition to providing Song Copyright, Song Assessment, Advice and Directory Information services to its members, the ISA also publishes "Songwriter Magazine", "Songwriter Update", and "Songwriting News", whose interviewees have included such legendary songwriters as George Harrison, Billy Joel, Tom T Hall, Bob Gaudio, George Michaels, Paul Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Fred Foster, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Janis Ian, Gene Pitney, and many more. For more information, go to www.songwriter.co.uk.

Black Mountain ProductionsBlack Mountain Productions

Black Mountain Productions has been in the entertainment industry since 1987. They have many divisions and some include: record label, music publishing (BMI), management, filmworks (music videos), merchandising, distribution, promotion and marketing departments. Black Mountain is a full service music production and artist development company that scouts for new, unique and unsolicited talent in all areas of the industry, from individual vocalists and bands to the "novice" or "seasoned" songwriter in the independent music field. Within the industry, their organization has a goal and responsibility with each artist and writer. "They will provide the ever evolving necessary resources, to assist and further careers!" Their mission :"Education, Guidance And Leadership, Along The Pathway To Success!" For more information: www.blackmountainproductions.net

Noisy PlanetNoisy Planet

Noisy Planet is an indie artist portal offering artist development and promotion services to help support indie music careers. Noisy Planet sets up and hosts artists' profile pages including music, photos and bios with song preview and download capabilities and PayPal built in. Indie artists worldwide and at every skill level will find the management and administrative products they use most on the Artist Control Room page - everything from pro song critiques and mastering, to digital distribution and music licensing representation. Noisy Planet will even convert artists' older tracks from vinyl record, cassette and DAT to MP3 as needed. Visit noisyplanet.net

Artist DataArtist Data

ArtistData is a free service that allows artists and managers the ability to post information only once and have it updated across many online destinations simultaneously, including Eventful, Jambase, Last.fm, Mojam, Musi-cal, MySpace, PureVolume, ShowClix, and Virb. ArtistData's synchronization network continues to expand and will soon include AmieStreet, Buzznet, Beta Records, and several other destinations, including the band's website. Sign up for a free account here: artistdata.com

The Blues FoundationThe Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation will present the 25th International Blues Challenge, "the world's largest gathering of blues bands" on February 4-7, 2009 on Beale Street in Memphis, the Home of the Blues. 100 bands and 60 solo acts will compete and, for the first time, the IBC will feature both Youth and International Showcases. The weekend kicks off with Blues Night at the NBA Memphis Grizzlies-Houston Rockets game, followed by a concert featuring some of the top IBC acts of the past. For full details, visit www.blues.org or call 901.527.2583.


Musicollaborate is designed for musicians and songwriters who are looking to exchange musical services and collaborate on musical projects. The site is highly interactive... you can collaborate on audio projects in many different ways, some public some private, some exclusive, some inclusive. The big feature is being able to 'Create content' allowing you to upload music tracks, start collaboration projects, embed video, write stories or articles, etc etc. This depends on your user status. The more active you are, the more privileges you have. For more info, please visit musicollaborate.com


musicSUBMIT.com submits your music to genre-specific radio stations, online music magazines, podcasts, music blogs, music content sites, and more. Get online reviews and radio airplay - submit your music to hundreds of the best sites on the internet. It's as easy as creating your account, then loading your music material, including songs, pics, links, bio, press release, and video - they do the rest! Music SUBMIT has been recommended as the top internet music promotion service available today by well known and reputable companies like CDBaby.com, American Songwriter Magazine, and many others. For more information, please visit musicSUBMIT.com

Babble and BeatBabble and Beat

Babble and Beat free music magazine gives artists a fair chance for press. All we care about is great music! Genres: Indie, Electronic, Rock, Goth, Pop, Punk, Metal, & more. Visit babbleandbeat.com


StudioTraxx.com is breaking new ground in the music industry by providing a global e-commerce platform that allows artists, bands and others to purchase and book time with musicans, engineers, producers, and other music professionals for online collaboration purposes. The goal is simple: unite people who need music services with the people who provide them. StudioTraxx provides access to the largest and highest quality "virtual" musician-for-hire talent pool anywhere with thousands of musicians in every genre and skillset ranging from individual instruments to vocals to full production services and more. These musicians are ready to work on your next song! For more info, please visit studiotraxx.com

Alternative AddictionAlternative Addiction

Alternative Addiction is one of the best places to have your music heard as an unsigned or independent band/artist. Started nearly 10 years ago and attracting over a quarter million music loving fans every month, Alternative Addiction offers streaming audio, music downloads, album reviews, music news, interviews, music videos, contests, and online radio featuring some of the best in up-and-coming Alternative and Modern Rock. Submit your music now at alternativeaddiction.com and get a whole new group of fans addicted to your music today!


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