The winners of the 2016 International Songwriting Competition have been announced and it’s another stellar year for Aussie talent, after Vance Joy took out the competition’s grand prize last year.
Four Australian artists — Meg Mac, Flight Facilities, Birds of Tokyo, and Hailey Calvert — came in first in their respective categories, with Flight Facilities also getting a nod for Best Music Video.
The International Songwriting Competition is considered to be the most prestigious and selective songwriting competition in the world and this year’s judges included Tom Waits, Lorde, Moby, and Avicii.
As PR Newswire reports, the overall Grand Prize was awarded to gifted New Jersey songwriter/performer Skrizzly Adams for his song ‘Tipping Point’, whilst Flight Facilities received gold in the EDM category.
Meanwhile, Meg Mac received the top nod in the adult album alternative category for ‘Never Be’, Birds of Tokyo bested the competition in the rock category with ‘Anchor’, and Hailey Calvert took top prize in the blues category.
What’s more, singer-songwriter Dustin Tebutt came in third in the folk/singer-songwriter category and Briggs, Seth Sentry, Bec Laughton, Sam De Jong, Rita Satch, and more received honourable mentions.