Saturday, September 26, 2020

Jay Allan in International Songwriting Competition finals

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.

The song ‘Shame on Me’ written by Bothwell singer/songwriter Jay Allan and the Windsor Ontario duo Buck Twenty (Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold) has already advanced through two rounds of judging and eliminations and is one of the final 16 songs in the country category.

With over 18,000 songs entered in the ISC, less than 2% of all entrants have been selected as finalists.

“It’s super exciting,” Allan said in a media release.

“When we made the semi finals there were 100 songs left and just to be listed with artists such as Keith Urban, I was like okay, we did great. Then to get the news we are in the final 16 was awesome.”

The ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

“It’s recognition like this that inspires us to keep creating,” Allan said. “The Buck Twenty Guys did an amazing job recording this song, and we are thrilled to have made it this far.”

In addition to the winners being selected by the ISC’s judges, all finalists are also included in a separate online voting contest ‘the People’s Voice’ that allows the public to listen to the finalist’s songs and vote for their favorite song once per day.

Voting is open now and will end at 11:59 PM (CST) on Wednesday, April 3, 2020.

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