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TIPTOE GIANTS & beloved Australian singer songwriter, Josh Pyke took out 1st place in the Children's Music Category in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for their hit collaboration, Little River Runs, announced this week.


A collaboration between Josh Pyke and TIPTOE GIANTS, Little River Runs is a cumulative folk song about a little river that journey’s through the Australian bush and comes full circle to show that everything in the natural world is connected. It’s packed with meaningful storytelling, stunning harmonies and dynamic musical arrangements.


The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians from anywhere in the world are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.


Artist Judges

Artist judges come from all genres of music and include Grammy Award Winners, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Reba McEntire and leading music industry figures.



TIPTOE GIANTS are ARIA® nominated musicians; they are educators, therapists, and storytellers, weaving together their diverse skills and backgrounds to create a musical tapestry to teach, entertain, and inspire. They are true giants in the realm of children’s music, stepping softly but leaving a profound impact on the hearts and minds of the next generation.

In the vibrant landscape of children’s entertainment, TIPTOE GIANTS stands as a beacon of innovation and heartfelt artistry. Founded by Leanne King, a dance teacher with a flair for choreography, along with Megan Lipworth, a seasoned percussionist and music educator, and Vanessa Couper, a professional flautist and registered music therapist, this all-female Australian music group has been making waves internationally with their fresh and engaging approach to children’s music.


Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is a prolific songwriter, with a successful and critically acclaimed career both domestically and overseas. Josh's 6 studio albums to date have all debuted in the ARIA Top 10. Amongst numerous other honours, he has received 4 ARIA Awards, 10 ARIA nominations, and gold/ platinum accreditations. 

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