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Shunzo Ohno wins overall grand prize in International Songwriting Competition

The 2013 International Songwriting Competition’s highest distinction, the Grand Prize, went to Japanese trumpeter Shunzo Ohno for his song “Musashi.” This is the first time in the 13-year history of ISC that the Grand Prize has been awarded to a songwriter in the jazz category. The International Songwriting Competition is widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected songwriting competition in the world. Jazz winners were selected by recording artists Joshua Redman and Boney James. Other category judges included Imagine Dragons, Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Keane, Jon Secada, Dido, Garbage, Darryl McDaniels, James Cotton, Jason Isbell, Anoushka Shankar, Monte Lipman (Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Republic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records UK), and more.