The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2018 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest songwriting competition and is open to both professional and amateur songwriters, signed and unsigned. A total of 71 winners in 23 categories share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash, and much more.

ISC offers the opportunity for songwriters to be heard by an elite panel of recording artists and music executives. The panel is comprised of high-profile recording artists and Presidents, CEOs, and A&R executives from many top record labels and publishing companies.

Over the years, ISC has helped to propel many artists to achieve greater success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing agreements, gigs, and much more. Past winners have included: Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; and many more.

Indie rockers Stray Monroe return

Having played with The Academic and Weathers, received airplay on 91X FM and Rock 105.3FM and being featured on Spotify Official playlist ‘Fresh Finds’, indie rockers Stray Monroe return with VHS style ‘Seaside’ music video, dropping June 27th.

Blurring the lines between pop and indie rock, San Diego’s Stray Monroe pride themselves on their high energy and humble nature, taking influence from the likes of The Strokes, Oasis and Mac Demarco. Although the San Diego music scene is a heavily surf rock influenced, the trio have more of an indie sound and say they “don’t care what anyone else thinks!”

Vancouver Sleep Clinic Releases Single TRIPPIN (FT. IDK)

Vancouver Sleep Clinic is set to release THERAPY PHASE 02 this Friday, the continuation of his critically acclaimed, multi-part, and welcomed return to music, THERAPY.

In anticipation of the full EP, Tim Bettinson dropped “Trippin” today, with production from Al Shux (producer of “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar/SZA). The Brisbane based producer marks his evolution in this new track and second EP, a contemplative and beat-driven exploration that draws on influences from Hip-Hop and R&B, creating an ambient melody.


Today, FRND (a.k.a. Los Angeles-based musician Andrew Goldstein) is excited to share his new single, “Erase.” The upbeat, melodic track is his first new offering in nearly a year and is the first song from his upcoming EP, Before U I Didn’t Exist, out September 28th (via Crooked Paintings/BMG).

Foxing announce new LP ‘Nearer To God’ out August 10th via Triple Crown

Foxing will release their highly-anticipated third album, Nearer My God, on August 10. Created over the course of nearly 3 years, Nearer My God was produced in St. Louis and Montreal by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists) and Foxing guitarist and songwriter Eric Hudson, with help from Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Modern Baseball).

Foxing announce new LP ‘Nearer To God’ out August 10th via Triple Crown | Hear new single ‘Slapstick’ now

Altopalo bring a new immensity to their sound with ‘Terra’ | Debut LP due Sept

Altopalo are an enigmatic new band opening fresh new avenues for music through their dizzying experimentalism. A foursome comprised of singer Rahm Silverglade, a solo artist in his own right releasing material through Terrible Records, and guitarist Mike Haldeman who’s cut his teeth in Moses Sumney’s band. In the rhythm section, Jesse Bielenberg and Dillon Treacy have played with Kevin Garrett and Amber Mark respectively, making Altopalo already sometime veterans of the New York underground scene.

Jon Bryant Searches For “Paradise”

In 2015, Jon Bryant joined a cult. His short-lived time in this cult would inspire the concept of his upcoming Nettwerk debut album, Cult Classic. More details on that coming later, but for now, Bryant shares the album’s groovy opener “Paradise,” which perfectly sets the tone of what follows.

NFL Vet Tamba Hali Releases “Oh My Gawd” Video Today | Tamba Juice EP Out Now

On his debut EP Tamba Juice, Hali showcases his versatility as an artist. He croons over breezy, beach-vibe productions on topics of love and lust on tracks like “Everyday” featuring African superstar Runtown, “Drive You” and “Just U,” while not forgetting to have fun on “Bad Like Dat” feat. MasterKraft and “Walamkolombo.”


“Writing the song, we wanted to create a warm nostalgic sound that centered around the idea of friendship and celebration. We always knew that Mark was perfect for the song, so when we linked up in the studio, we all immediately knew there was something special there. When our friend Kenny Laubbacher approached us with the idea of shooting a music video based on classic movie duos, that same feeling of specialness was there. Our love for nostalgic movies and referencing classic imagery made it a no brainer… getting freezing cold water sprayed in our face for 5 minutes was just the icing on the cake. And if any NBA teams (The Knicks) are looking for a versatile swingman, JPatt is readily available.”

Video: Paralyzed Musician Rocks “Air Guitar” Anthem on Invention At Baseball Stadium

A quadriplegic man played the national anthem on the “air guitar” before Saturday’s Tri-City ValleyCats game using a musical device he created to overcome his disability.

Dave Whalen, 56, of Scotia, N.Y. has been paralyzed from the neck down since a ski accident at age 19.

At 7 p.m. on June 16, Whalen performed The Star Spangled Banner on a Jamboxx before the New York-Penn League team’s second home game of the season against the Vermont Lake Monsters at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

Now he hopes that with this stunning rendition he will get noticed by a Major League sports club that invites him to play the anthem before a national audience.

Jamboxx "Air Guitar" National Anthem #SendDave2Majors

Dave Whalen was paralyzed from a skiing accident at age 19. He invented the Jamboxx, a musical device, to overcome his disability and make music. When Dave performs the national anthem, he sets his Jamboxx to play electric guitar. He calls it "true air guitar" because the Jamboxx is powered by breath. And it sounds awesome.He dedicates his anthem performances to Paralyzed Veterans of America.Dave wants to play the Star Spangled Banner at a Major League game, to show the world that people with disabilities can rock 'n' roll with the best of them. SEND DAVE TO THE MAJORSDave hopes that with this stunning rendition he will get noticed by a Major League sports club that invites him to play the anthem before a national audience.#JamboxxAnthem & #SendDave2Majors MADE IN THE U.S.A.The Jamboxx is manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A.More information: [Cameras A & B by Phatakter Productions. Video prodution by Duncan Crary and Anasha Cummings ]

Posted by Jamboxx on Monday, June 18, 2018

All New LUC “Glow” Music Video!

She is vocalist, music and songwriter Kari Kimmel. He is producer, musician and songwriter Joe Corcoran. They have over 90 million streams and thousands of film, TV & album placements between them.

Together, they are LUC, a futuristic, garage-tronic duo from LA.

Her songs have been recorded by the Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, and she has sung on three platinum and five gold soundtracks. His work as an engineer, mixer and musician earned him two platinum records, and a number one hit internationally with Lenka’s “The Show”.

Real Friends Announce New Album ‘Composure’

Over the weekend, Illinois rock-group REAL FRIENDS announced that their third studio album Composure is set to release on July 13 through Fearless Records. This past Friday, June 15, a select group of Chicago fans listened to the album in full after attending surprise listening parties at Sip Of Hope, Evolution Music and Rowboat Creative. Footage from the event can be viewed here.