ICMP is delighted to be partnering with Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) to launch a new International Songwriting Competition. 

Students from a number of music education institutions are invited to submit an original track for a chance to have their music heard and judged by a panel of top industry experts. 

Prizes include software, hardware and even a free week of summer study as part of LACM's summer program. 

Ace, ICMP's Head of Industry Partnerships and Business Development  said: "We're excited to be partnering with LACM to offer this amazing opportunity for our students."

This contest not only offers applicants the chance to have their music heard by leading industry experts but also win state-of-the-art music gear and software to enhance how they create their music."

"Submitting music for a global competition like this is a golden opportunity to elevate their careers and I'd urge all our students to get involved if they can."

The judging panel includes Paul Rocha, Director of Commercial Sync at Warner Records, Gabi Kochlani Owner/CEO of The Grey Administration (former Sr. Dir of A&R at Universal), Tommy Brown, a Grammy Nominated songwriter and Andrea Torchia, Head of Publishing for Champagne Therapy. 

Prizes include IK Multimedia's Total Studio Max V4 Software and an Ableton Live 12 Suite License.

How to apply 

The competition runs from 8th April to 26th April 2024.

Students must submit their original track and details via DISCO's submission form below. 

The entrant/s must be the writer or a co-writer of the song entered under their name or artist name. Each song can only include a maximum of three collaborators.

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