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Lorde, Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Bastille to Judge 2016 International Songwriting Competition

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Lorde attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Lorde, Tom Waits, Chris Cornell and many more notable musicians and members of the music industry are set to judge this year's International Songwriting Competition (ISC). 

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The ISC is an annual songwriting contest intended the provide the opportunity to aspiring and establishing songwriters to have their songs heard on professional level. Winners across a variety of genres and categories will share cash and other prizes, as well as receive recognition for their craft. 

Judges this year will also include Bastille, India Arie, Donovan, HardwellZiggy Marley, Keane and more, as well as Warner Bros. Records president Dan McCarrollGlassnote Records president Daniel Glass and Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records. Read the full list here

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Past ISC winners include Vance JoyGotyeBastilleThe Band PerryKimbraPassengerKasey ChambersAndrew Bird and more. 

This year's ISC also includes a new category called Unpublished, which will have artists without publishing deals judged by a panel of high-profile publishers. Find more information on the competition here