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ISC Announces Finalists For 2012

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Songwriting Competition has announced the list of finalists for 2012.

ISC saw a large upturn in the number of songwriters submitting their work for consideration in 2012, receiving over 20,000 entries in 22 categories of contemporary music from 119 countries worldwide. The entries were narrowed down to 324 finalists from more than 45 nations, including Pakistan, Latvia, Ecuador, Ukraine and numerous others.

In addition, voting is still open for the for the public's favorite song. he ISC 'Peoples Voice' runs for the entire month of March and is open for voting at

Winners for the competition will be announced in April and recieve a part of the $150,000 in cash, merchandise, and services that has been apportioned for prizes – including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and $40,000 in additional prizes.

Over the years ISC has become a benchmark for songwriting talent, and winning ISC can be a tremendous career booster. Winners have included artists such as Gotye, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, The Band Perry, Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, Kasey Chambers, Gregory Porter, and many more. Many winners have gone on to be signed to record label deals and have secured publishing deals, licensing deals, and distribtuion deals, in addition to getting more gigs, fans, and recognition.

The full list of finalists for 2012 can be seen here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers