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Indians Win At The International Songwriting Competition

Jatin Puri and Dilpreet Bhatia win honours at the International Songwriting Competition, while the grand prize for the year went to Kimbra of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ girl vocals fame.

2 May, 2012

Naman Saraiya

Contributing Writer

New Delhi electronica artist Jatin Puri and Mumbai singer-songwriter Dilpreet Bhatia won honours at the International Songwriting Competition, bagging the awards for Music Video and World Music respectively. The two winners were chosen from a massive 16,000 entries and were selected by a panel of judges which included the likes of Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Smith (The Cure), Tori Amos, McCoy Tyner, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayall, Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records) amongst others.

Check out Puri’s video, for the song ‘Life Is Good’, below. Stream the song here.

India has never won top honours at the competetion before, which the organizers believe has helped put the country “on the map”. Puri won the award for his music video of the song ‘Life is Good’. Bhatia won the award in the World Music category for his song ‘Tere Bin Dil’, which you can listen to here.

The winner of the Grand Prize for the year 2011 was Kimbra Johnson, who’s recent claim to fame has been a contrib to Gotye’s tailor-made-for-every-broken-hearted-lover song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. The 22-year old has charted the Australian and Kiwi charts on number 3 and 4 respectively with her debut release Vows, from August 2011.

Some Gotye #lulz 4 u.

Check out the entire list of winners here. The ISC is also accepting entries for the 2012 edition of the competition.

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