Shure Sponsors 2008 International Songwriting Competition

August 13, 2008

Prestigious Judges Include Shure Endorsing Artists KT Tunstall, Chaka Kahn, and Craig Morgan Niles, IL, August 13, 2008 — Shure Incorporated announced that the Company will again participate as a sponsor of the 2008 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), providing KSM9, SM58®, and Beta 58A® vocal microphones as prizes. “It is great to have Shure on board as a sponsor,” said Candace Avery, Founder and Director of ISC. “Shure microphones are very popular with our entrants, and we are pleased to be able to offer such high-quality sound reinforcement products as prizes.” Since its inception, ISC has been renowned for having a prestigious judging panel for its songwriting competition. Submitting music to ISC offers entrants an unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by influential members of the music industry. ISC welcomes original songs from musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to professional. Enter any of ISC's 20 categories: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Rock, Country, Americana, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, Comedy/Novelty, World Music, Children's Music, Lyrics Only, Teen, Performance, and Music Video. Multiple songs may be submitted in each category or the same song may be entered in more than one category. More than $150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the 62 winners, including an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) cash, the largest cash Grand Prize of any songwriting competition in the world, and $20,000 in merchandise and services. Visit http://www.songwritingcompetition.com for an entry form or more details.