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Glenn Cardier, Gang Of Youths Amongst Australia’s International Songwriting Competition Winners

by Paul Cashmere on May 18, 2017

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Veteran singer songwriter Glenn Cardier and relative newcomers Gang Of Youths have picked up awards at the International Songwriting Competition.

Cardier picked up his first ever award at the 1971 Australian Record Awards where he took home Best Newcomer. At the 2016 International Songwriting Awards 45 years later, he won the Performance Award for ‘A Case of Mistaken Identity’.

Gang of Youths won Best Rock Song for ‘Magnolia.

Kate Miller-Heidke and The Beards won Best Comedy Song for the hilarious Christmas song “I’m Growing a Beard Down There For Christmas”.

Former X Factor contestant won the Unpublished Award for ‘Survive On Love’.

In total 60 Australian acts were honored at this year’s awards. Candace Avery, the founder and director of ISC, says, “Celebrating the talent of so many Australian songwriters reminds the world how important Australia is to the global music landscape. There is so much incredible talent, and it is always a pleasure to discover up-and-coming Aussie artists as well as getting to revisit more seasoned ones.”

The list of 2016 Australian winners

First Place Winners

“A Case Of Mistaken Identity” – Glenn Cardier (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Performance
“I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas” – Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall, Louis Schoorl / Kate Miller-Heidke Ft. The Beards (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – Comedy/Novelty
“Magnolia” – David Leaupepe / Gang Of Youths (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Rock
“Survive On Love” – Matt Gresham (Perth, WA, Australia) – Unpublished

Second Place Winners

“Only You” – Tim Maxx, Adam Katz (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – EDM
“The Opposite Of Us” – Tom Iansek, Jo Syme / Big Scary (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
“Vuelve A Nacer” – Oscar Jimenez / Oscar Jimenez Ft. La Phonoclorica (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Latin Music

Third Place Winners

“Feel My Love” – Phebe Starr (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
“I’ll Go Home” – Josh Rennie-Hynes (Woodford, QLD, Australia) – Americana
“When I’m Broken” – Katrina Burgoyne, Goran Kralj, Joe Doyle (Gunnedah, NSW, Australia) – Country

Honorable Mention

“54321” – Tey Orion (Canberra, ACT, Australia) – R&B/Hip-Hop
“80 Days” – Jordan English / Little Coyote (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Unsigned Only
“Baby I’m Sorry” – Violeta Bozanic (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Teen
“Baby In Mum’s Tummy” – Sibylla Stephen, Bethany Stephen / Teeny Tiny Stevies (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Children’s Music
“Best Friends” – Aleisha Conlay / Allie & Ivy (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Pop/Top 40
“Bleed Sunlight Ft. D-Lake” – Shane Burgess, D-Lake (Goulburn, NSW, Australia) – EDM
“Brussel Sprout” – Courtney Hale, David Strangio (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Performance
“Burn Baby Burn” – Kirsty Lee Akers, Trey Bruce (Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia) – Country
“Can’t Be Trusted” – Asa Broomhall (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – Blues
“Casualty” – Alexandra Imrich (Sarsha Simone), Darlington Peters (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – R&B/Hip-Hop
“Caving In” – Dave Saxby (Mackay, QLD, Australia) – Christian
“Caving In” – Dave Saxby (Mackay, QLD, Australia) – Unpublished
“Chemistry” – Nathan Chapman / Nathleigh (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Comedy/Novelty
“Closed Door” – Shane Timmo (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Lyrics Only
“Closer” – Joe Nuttall / Enola Fall (Hobart, TAS, Australia) – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
“Cool Under Fire, Directed by The Baker Boys” – Glenn Cardier (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Music Video
“Darwinism” – Oscar Dawson, Timothy Carroll, Ryan Strathie, Matthew Redlich / Holy Holy (Launceston/Melbourne/Hobart, Australia) – Rock
“Don’t Let Me Go” – Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley / Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia) –Unsigned Only
“Estilo Latino” – Ale Y Anton (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Latin Music
“Faded Star” – John Walsh (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Lyrics Only
“Feel My Love” – Phebe Starr (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Unsigned Only
“Hank And Tammy” – Liam Gerner, Eric Lynn (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Americana
“Hold On Me” – Hamish Anderson (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Blues
“I Used To Be Cool” – Keir Nuttall / Fatty Gets A Stylist (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – Comedy/Novelty
“I Will Directed by Jesse Anderson” – Kirsty Lee Akers, Jerry Salley (Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia) – Music Video
“Juke Joint On Moses Lane” – Fiona Boyes (Yamba, NSW, Australia) – Blues
“Light Up The Sky” – J Packer, L Jeske / Groove State (Melbourne , VIC, Australia) – EDM
“Living In The Dark” – Sam Buckingham (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Americana
“Mind The Gap” – Adam Carl Stephens / Shetdogs (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
“On The Line” – Cam Nacson, Toby Chew Lee / MOZA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – EDM
“Only You And Me” – Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley / Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – AC (Adult Contemporary)
“Only You And Me” – Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley / Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Unsigned Only
“Pretending” – Kristy Coote, Clive Young (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) – Children’s Music
“Red Car, Cold Heart” – Lucy Lowe (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Unpublished
“Slowly Creeping Back ” – Ben Crawford, Zac Crawford / Crawford Brothers (Hinton, NSW, Australia ) – Pop/Top 40
“Stumble In The Dark” – Sal Kimber / Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel (Beechworth, VIC, Australia) – Unsigned Only
“Survive On Love” – Matt Gresham (Perth, WA, Australia) – Pop/Top 40
“Tell Me It’s Over” – Aminah Hughes (Perth, WA, Australia) – Blues
“The Booty Song” – Susi Prendergast / The Additives (Perth, WA, Australia) – Comedy/Novelty
“The Family Song” – Benny Thatcher / Benny Time (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Children’s Music
“The Prophet” – Gavin Libotte / Urban Gypsies Quartet (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Instrumental
“The Red White And Blue” – Tony King (Bermagui, NSW, Australia) – Lyrics Only
“They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To” – Matt Ellis, Paul Chesne (Sydney, NSW, Australia / Los Angeles, CA, USA) – Americana
“Thinking Bout You” – Nick de la Hoyde, Joseph de la Hoyde (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – R&B/Hip-Hop
“Wasting Time” – Dallas Frasca, Jeff Curran, Josh Eales (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – Rock
“When Darkness Finds You” – Joseph Church (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
“When I’m Broken” – Katrina Burgoyne, Goran Kralj, Joe Doyle (Gunnedah, NSW, Australia ) – Unsigned Only
“When The Money’s All Gone” – Shane Nicholson (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – Americana
“Wonder” – Michelle V MILOU (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia) – Christian
“You’ve Underestimated Me, Dude” – Kate Miller-Heidke, Pip Norman (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – Performance

Entries are now open for the 2017 competition. For more information and to enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

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