Tom Waits to judge songwriting competition

He's on the panel alongside Lorde, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley and more

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Tom Waits has been lined up as a judge on a songwriting competition.

He’s on the panel alongside Lorde, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Devo’s Gerald Casale, Donovan and more for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

Waits and Lorde were also on last year’s panel.


Tom Waits is on the cover of the current issue of Uncut: in shops and available to buy digitally now

The ISC aims to “provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.”

The Grand Prize includes $25,000, nine days of recording time at Dark Horse Recording Studios and a custom acoustic guitar.


The competition is currently accepting entries. The deadline to apply in September 9. Find out more info about the competition by clicking here.

The September 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Tom Waits, plus Tom Petty, Teenage Fanclub, Pink Floyd, Aaron Neville, Bat For Lashes, De La Soul, Chet Baker, Cass McCombs, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ryley Walker, Kendrick Lamar, Lord Buckley, Sex Pistols, Brexit and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

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