The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has selected “THANK YOU” by Latin Grammy Winner Jorge Moreno, and dedicated to the memory of Jorge Moreno’s father – veteran Latin music industry figure Antonio “Tony” Moreno, as the first prize winner of this year’s Music Video category.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2010 winner for “Best Music Video”. ISC’s First Place Prize for 2010 is awarded to Miami native Jorge Moreno for his music video rendition of his song “Thank You”, entered in the Music Video category. Moreno also has the distinction of placing as a Semi-Finalist in the AAA (Adult Album Alternative) category for “Thank You”.
Called “the songwriting competition to take note of,” by the New York Times, ISC was established in 2002 and awards more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to amateur and professional songwriters around the globe. Winners are selected from over 15,000 songs submitted from 115 countries worldwide. Judges include iconic artists Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Jeff Beck, Robbie Williams, McCoy Tyner, Kelly Clarkson, Train, Michael W. Smith, Robert Smith (The Cure), Wynonna, and many more. In addition to the high-profile artists included in the roster of judges for 2010, ISC boasts five record label presidents as well as other industry “leaders, offering songwriters the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by influential decision-makers. See below for the complete list of judges.
Jorge Moreno’s’ First Place Prize Winning Video, “Thank You,” was “a simple concept”, Moreno explains. Born from producer and musician on the song Fernando Perdomo and executed and directed by Moreno. “For two weeks, I kept a stack of paper, a few sharpies in my back pack and my small Hd Pocket cam. When I would run into someone I felt could contribute, I asked them to. It was lots of fun to make and cost virtually nothing to produce.” The video features a 100 or so people that Moreno says he either ran into at airports, social gatherings, restaurants and of course friends and family. He would then ask them to write what they are most thankful for on a white sheet of paper and hold it up for a few seconds. Proof that sometimes the simplest ideas are the most powerful. The video is dedicated to Moreno’s’ father, veteran Latin music mogul Antonio “Tony” Moreno, whom recently passed away from Liver cancer. He is the one holding up the “Grandchildren” sign.