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ISC 2021 Kiwi Semi-Finalists

ISC 2021 Kiwi Semi-Finalists

The International Songwriting Competition has announced the ISC 2021 semi-finalists. It’s a long list that is bursting with Kiwi talent ranging across many categories, particularly under children’s music.

ISC is judged by some of the most famous names in music, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Chances of a local win look especially strong for children’s music, with nine entries from across Aotearoa this year. These artists have made it through the semi-finals, and we wish them all the best in the final judging process.

Unsigned Only

  • Annie J: Girl Who Cried Wolf 
  • Miller Yule: Evergreen  

AC (Adult Contemporary)

Folk/Singer-Songwriter

  • Levi Lights On Project: Live To Be 
  • Miller Yule: Evergreen
  • John Paul: If You’re Not Here 
  • Annie J: Girl Who Cried Wolf 

Comedy

  • Jeremy Elwood: Everybody Needs Someone To Hate 

Instrumental

  • Andy Atwill: Sisyphus 

Children’s Music

Rock

  • Vaulkenhoef: I Dreamt I Drank The Sea
  • Julian Terris: Under The Sun

AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

  • Damien Binder: Everything But 
  • Miller Yule: Evergreen
  • Hanhee Lee: White Noise

Pop/Top 40

Music Video

Teen

  • Rowena Woffenden: A Warning 

Country

  • Miranda Easten: View From Here 

Christian

  • Shane Mataira: Masterpiece

Blues

  • Merv Pinny: Too Much White, Too Much Red
  • Bullfrog Rata: 2nd Cousin Blues

Jazz

  • Marina Bloom: In Love With Life