Missy Announced as a Finalist & Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition

Missy Higgins has been announced as a finalist & semi-finalist in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION. Her songs making finalist status are ‘Steer’ in the Adult Album Alternative category & ‘Where I Stood’ in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. Missy also picked up semi-finalist status for her song ‘The Special Two’ in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. For a complete list, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.

If you’d like to vote for either of Missy’s finalist songs, please do! Voting is open to the public until March 31st here!

Renowned as one of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the world,

ISC received over 16,000 entries from over 120 countries worldwide, representing all styles and genres of music. Winners will be selected from the ISC celebrity judging panel, including high-profile industry executives and iconic artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Tom Waits, Kelly Clarkson, Wynonna and many more. Winners will be announced in April, 2012. Prizes include over $150,000 in cash, merchandise, and services, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and $20,000 in additional prizes.

Candace Avery, Founder and Director, states, Each year ISC has grown exponentially since its inception, and the caliber of entrants has grown with it. This years finalists reflect the very best in the craft of songwriting, and once again, Australian songwriters shine in the competition, making up a staggering 31{8c7182c8a34ec4ec9212ad453ffbf7291e5ae01fcacfb4928d4d46071654c352} of all finalists from outside the U.S. With entries coming from over 120 countries, this is an impressive accomplishment and further showcases the diversity and undeniable talent in the Australian songwriting community on the world stage.

The complete list of ISC judges includes:

Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Tori Amos; Jeff Beck; Lucinda Williams; My Morning Jacket; Kelly Clarkson; Ozzy Osbourne; Keane; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli; Billy Currington; Tegan and Sara; Massive Attack; Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran); Michael W. Smith; Janelle Monae; Alejandro Sanz; Johnny Clegg; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; Basement Jaxx; James Cotton; Sandra Bernhard; Trombone Shorty; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Mose Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Amadou & Mariam; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); and Matt Thiessen (Relient K).

Industry Executives: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf (VP A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (A&R and Artist Manager, Thirty Tigers); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, RCA Records); Antony Bland (Co-Owner, CandyShop Management); Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment)

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