Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ Wins Grand Prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

June 1st, 2015

(PRWEB) May 04, 2015

Nashville, TN: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected international songwriting competition in the world, has today announced its 2014 winners. With over 18,000 entries submitted from 118 countries, a total of 345 songwriters are honored in the competition.

ISCs overall Grand Prize is awarded to Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy for his song Riptide. It is the first time in ISCs 14-year history that any entrant has ever received perfect scores across the board. The song is being called an instant classic by both critics and fans across the world, launching Joys career with sold-out tours, worldwide chart success, and critical acclaim.

It is such an honor to win this songwriting prize, Joy said in a statement. Writing songs is what gives me a feeling of purpose. Im proud to receive this award voted on by my songwriting peers. The Grand Prize winner receives $ 25,000 in cash plus $ 45,000 in services and merchandise, including a custom-built Lowden guitar valued at over $ 11,000, a Hammond Sk1-73 Stage Keyboard, Abelton Push and Live 9 Suite, and much more.

Winners were selected by a panel of Judges which included: American Authors, Pat Metheny, Sarah McLachlan, Bastille, Avicii, Sara Evans, Keane, Casting Crowns, Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C), Newsboys, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, London Grammar, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Gerald Casale (Devo), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Mike Smith (President, Virgin EMI Records), Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records), Ted Cockle (President, Virgin Records UK), and many more.

ISC is one of the most successful ways for artists to have their music heard and recognized on not only a national scale, but also an international one, states Candace Avery, Founder and Director. The competition encourages songwriters to create, develop, and challenge their artistry by creating something truly meaningful. It is vital for all artists to be recognized for their talents, as well as to be awarded respect and validation for their accomplishments. Vance Joy exemplifies the extraordinary talent we are looking to honor.

Having already sold more than a million copies worldwide, Riptide was inspired by a motel that Joy visited as a child when he would go on family holidays down the coast of Australia, staying at a motel named Riptide. The motel became the title of this memorable song that not only has charmed the world but has also led to the explosion of Joys career. Soon to embark on a seven-month tour as the support act for pop superstar Taylor Swift, the Australian is popping up everywhere, including recently performing Riptide on the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. Joys accomplishments also include reaching the #1 spot on Triple Js Hottest 100, and the single has been certified 5x platinum in Australia and 2x Platinum in the US. Furthermore, the songwriter took home the prestigious 2014 APRA award for Song of The Year. The track also went to #30 on Billboards Hot 100 and #1 on the Rock Airplay chart.

Created in 2002, ISC awards more than $ 150,000 in cash and prizes to winners of the competition. Winners range from amateur songwriters who are just starting their careers to professional songwriters who have years worth of experience. Previous ISC winners include Bastille, Passenger, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lindsey Stirling, Gotye, The Band Perry, Kasey Chambers, Gin Wigmore, King Charles, Kimbra, Gregory Porter, Omar Sosa, For King & Country, and many more.

ISC is sponsored by: Lowden Guitars, Hammond USA, Abelton, Gauge Microphones, Slate Digital, DiscMakers, D’Addario, Taxi, IndieProMix and FinalMix, Inc., Indie Venue Bible, George Stein, Esq., Berklee College of Music, Thayers, AirPlay Direct, Celebrity Access, SongU, The Music Business Registry, Lurssen Mastering, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat.

ISC is now accepting entries for 2015. More information can be found at: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.

For a complete list of 2014 ISC winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

To download low-res photos of all winners, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

For high-res photos, please contact Candace Avery at cavery(at)songwritingcompetition.com

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In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters, ranging from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans, also share the spotlight for winning their respective categories in ISC 2014.

The complete list of winners is as follows. To view the list of Honorable Mentions, please go to: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

2014 ISC WINNERS

Grand Prize

Riptide Vance Joy (James Keogh) (Glen Iris, VIC, Australia)

AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

First Place

Sheep In Wolves Clothing Little Hurricane (San Diego, CA, USA)

Second Place

Daisy Tyler Baker, Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, Paul Moak (Nashville, TN, USA)

Third Place

Night and Day – Sam Eliot (London, England)

Adult Contemporary (AC)

First Place

Place Where I Belong Corbett (Florence, KY, USA)

Second Place

Sidecar Robyn Dell’Unto (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Third Place

Sirens Lucy Mason (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Americana

First Place

Athens Angela Perley (Columbus, OH, USA)

Second Place

I’ve Spent My Whole Life Casey Black (Nashville, TN, USA)

Third Place

How’m I Gonna Get Back Home Rob Kolar (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Blues

First Place

Sin Perfume Casey Hurt (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Second Place

Greedy Tommy Castro (San Jose, CA, USA)

Third Place

In and Out of Love Shawn Hall, Matthew Rogers (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Childrens Music

First Place

Be My Friend – Kyler England, Lalo Crane (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Second Place

Out of Tune – The Okee Dokee Brothers (Justin Lansing, Joe Mailander) (Denver, CO, USA)

Third Place

Silence Is All The Music I Need – Jon Samson (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Comedy/Novelty

First Place

Blow Me Douglas Stevens (Belmont, MA, USA)

Second Place

The OCDance Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Third Place

Piglets Joel Meeks (Franklin, TN, USA)

Country

First Place

Stuck Dean Dillon, Casey Beathard, Bonnie Pine (Dallas, TX, USA)

Second Place

Little Miss Whiskey The Morrison Brothers Band (Washington, DC, USA)

Third Place

Hopeful Heart Nikki Boon, Ryan Nelson (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

Dance/Electronica

First Place

The Fire French Horn Rebellion (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Second Place

State of War – Paul McDermott, Jessica Malakouti, W. Cate (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Third Place

Room 1423 3LACKJACK (Saarlouis, Germany)

Folk/Singer-Songwriter

First Place

Borderline Daniel Duke (Banbridge, Northern Ireland)

Second Place

Broken Tooth Jordan Casty (Chicago, IL, USA)

Third Place

Mercy Ben Kyle (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Gospel/Christian

First Place

God I Believe Cameron Paul Stymeist, Stephanie Midthun (Placerville, CA, USA)

Second Place

Sam Or Saul Joseph Pfeifer (Oxnard, CA, USA)

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