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International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2010 Winners
ISC First Place Instrumental Prize Is Awarded To Dan Menzone & Lee Marcus
For The Song “Gone Beserk”
May 12, 2011 -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), the world's preeminent global songwriting event, is pleased to announce its 2010 winners.
Called “the songwriting competition to take note of,” by the New York Times, ISC was established in 2002 and awards more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to amateur and professional songwriters around the globe. Winners are selected from over 15,000 songs submitted from 115 countries worldwide. Judges include iconic artists Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Jeff Beck, Robbie Williams, McCoy Tyner, Kelly Clarkson, Train, Michael W. Smith, Robert Smith (The Cure), Wynonna,and many more. In addition to the high-profile artists included in the roster of judges for 2010, ISC boasts five record label presidents as well as other industry leaders, offering songwriters the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by influential decision-makers. See below for the complete list of judges.
For a complete list of 2010 ISC winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners
Candace Avery - ISC - International Songwriting Competition (May 12, 2011)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is the #1 song contest for songwriters. ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to further their music careers and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry. Dan Menzone and Lee Marcus captured the Instrumental category championship with "Gone Beserk," a happy banjo and bluegrass music piece...This is a fantastic achievement for both Dan & Lee
Bob Cherry - Cybergrass (May 16, 2011)
Dan's picking is fast, clean, and inventive. He's what the rest of us banjo pickers want to sound like.
Joe Wills, Burlington County Bluegrass - Z889 - WBCZ (Dec 21, 2009)
Dan Menzone is one of the great new-generation banjo players. His original tunes are inventive and have melodies that grab you from the start. He has a mixture of timing, taste and tone that reflects a lot of experience. He also knows how to pick a rhythm section.
Sammy Shelor - Lonesom River Band