Four SA finalists in Global Music Competition

Four SA Finalists in International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

March 20, 2017 – Continuing the tradition of South African artists being recognized by the International Songwriting Competition, four SA songs and their songwriters have been named as finalists in this past year’s competition, including:

Cito and Erin Alden – “Aria” (Johannesburg, SA)

Rob Storm  – “Here Because Of Gravity” (Johannesburg, SA)

Anelda Spence and Jedidiah Freiheit – “End Of The World” (Pretoria, SA) 

Ashlinn McFarlane, Jake Odendaal, and Simeon Kriel – “Nineteen” (Johannesburg, SA)

Now in its 16th year, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, with over 16,000 entries coming from 137 countries. Over $150,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded to 71 winners, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) in cash and an additional $25,000 in merchandise.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that includes high-profile executives from 25 record labels, as well as esteemed artists such as Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Lorde, India Arie, Bastille, Joe Bonamassa, Hardwell, Sara Evans, Donovan, Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Bingham, and many more. The complete list of finalists can be viewed at:

Entries are now open for the 2017 competition at