Congrats to First Place finishers Joey Cirillo, Dylan Nash, Bree Rusev, Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen, Damon Syme, Mabel Windred-Wornes & Ivy-Windred Wornes
An additional 48 Aussie and Kiwi entries took home 2nd place, 3rd place and Honourable Mention accolades.
Australian songwriters took home the most wins of any country, second only to the USA
Our friends at the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announced the 2021 winners of the competition last week, which included four First Place entries by Aussie songwriters. Additionally, 48 Australian and Kiwi entries took home accolades across the Second Place, Third Places and Honourable Mention categories.
This year continues the amazing winning streak by Australian songwriters, once again taking home the most wins of any country second only to the USA. ISC is the world’s largest and most prestigious international songwriting competition, receiving more than 21,000 entries from 150 countries.
Nothing Wrong With That, Sahara Beck: Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen, Damon Syme - Brisbane, QLD (Unsigned)
Treading Water, Charm of Finches: Mabel Windred-Wornes, Ivy Windred-Wornes (Charm of Finches) - Melbourne, VIC (AAA - Adult Album Alternative)
“The number of wins by Australians is impressive but not surprising...the entries we receive from Australians have a sound that is fresh and inspired. Perhaps this is partially due to Triple J and their mandate to play (and break) local artists. This offers such a unique and valuable outlet for Aussie artists to be heard nationally in their country and allows for a lot of musical freedom and creativity. We always look forward to hearing what Aussie songwriters produce, and we are often blown away by what we hear.” - Candace Avery, ISC Founder and Director
Throughout the years, many Australian artists have been honored in ISC, including four Grand Prize winners: Tones And I; Kate Miller-Heidke; Kasey Chambers; and Vance Joy. Additional winners have included Amy Shark; Augie March; Big Scary; Birds of Tokyo; Dean Lewis; Eskimo Joe; Flight Facilities; Gang of Youths; Gotye; Guy Sebastian; Jebediah; Matt Corby; Missy Higgins; Ocean Alley; Ruel; Sarah Blasko; Shane Nicholson; The Living End; Troy Cassar-Daley; Vera Blue; Washington; and many, many more.
Check out the full list of Australian and New Zealand hounourees