International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2017 Judges

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2017 Judges

No Comments 25 August 2017

Judges Include Lorde; Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza); Tom Waits; Hardwell; Nicky Jam; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks); Bastille; Ziggy Marley; and More

 
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2017 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest songwriting competition, receiving entries from more than 130 countries.

  Consisting of some of the most iconic and respected artists in the world, the judging panel also includes top tier music industry executives, including Presidents and CEOs from record labels Sire, Glassnote, Razor & Tie, Concord Label Group, Elektra, S-Curve, Warner Music Nashville, Black River Entertainment, Alligator, Wind-Up, and more.

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Reading Festival organisers to help tackle gender inequality in the music industry

Reading Festival organisers to help tackle gender inequality in the music industry

No Comments 17 August 2017

The organisers of Reading Festival are on a mission to find and develop the country’s most promising female musicians.

Festival Republic has launched a new project called ReBalance, which provides up and coming female solo artists or bands with a week of studio time every month.

The ambitious initiative aims to tackle a lack of gender equality in the music industry.

Over the next three years, they will pay for their travel, accommodation and studio time and then look to give the best acts a slot at Reading or Leeds Festival or V Festival.

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Pandora Names Roger Lynch New Ceo, Michael Lynton Joins Board

Pandora Names Roger Lynch New Ceo, Michael Lynton Joins Board

No Comments 17 August 2017

Pandora has hired Roger Lynch as CEO and president, and a member of its board of directors, effective September 18, 2017.

Naveen Chopra, who has served as Pandora’s interim CEO since June 2017, will continue in his role as chief financial officer.

Lynch was the founding CEO of US-based OTT television platform Sling.tv, which launched in 2015. At Pandora, he succeeds Tim Westergren whose tenure as CEO of the music service ended in June.

In addition, Pandora announced it has also appointed former Sony Corp exec and current Snap Inc. Chairman Michael Lynton to its board of directors.

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