Celeste Stoney Is A Finalist In International Songwriting Competition In The Pop/Top 40 Category

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Powerhouse pop soul vocalist, award winning songwriter and record label CEO Celeste Stoney is 1 of 16 finalists in the Pop/Top 40 Category in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition. Over 18,000 songwriters entered this competition now only a handful remain. Winners will be announced in late April. Winner are chosen by a peoples choice vote as well as by industry judges decisions.

2014 judges include Recording Artists Tom Waits; American Authors; Sarah McLachlan; Pat Metheny; Sara Evans; Bastille; Casting Crowns; Avicii; Wayne Shorter; John Hiatt; Keane; DJ Snake; Robben Ford; Danilo Perez; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Martina McBride; Newsboys; Jon Secada; The Chainsmokers; Jason Isbell; Afro Celt Sound System; London Grammar; Michael W. Smith; Craig Morgan; Gerald Casale (Devo); Jean-Luc Ponty; James Cotton; Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Matt Thiessen (Relient K) and Chayanne; J. Holiday.

Industry Executive Judges include:
Monte Lipman (Founder and Chairman/CEO, Republic Records); Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records UK); Ted Cockle (President, Virgin Records UK); Mike Smith (President, Mercury Records UK); Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment); Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group); Rex Rideout (VP of A&R, Motown Records); Jay Landers (Executive VP of A&R, Verve Music Group) among others.


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