Sunday, September 13, 2020

THE DJOOKY MUSIC AWARDS, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GLOBAL SONG CONTEST ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST GLOBAL WINNERS



  • Artists from North America, Africa and South America made it to the Top 3 of the Global final. 
  • The Winner is to be awarded with a trip to LA’s Capitol Recording Studios to record a song with an all-star team and $10k cash. Runner-ups to receive significant cash awards.
  • Artists from 55 countries took part in the Summer edition of the DMA making it the biggest song contest ever. The numbers of new registrations are growing daily as the contest gains popularity around the world. The platform already boasts registrations from 70 countries which account for both artists and music lovers.
  • Djooky Music Awards - Autumn season is now open for new entries. Artists from all over the world are invited to take part.

LOS ANGELES, LONDON, 01 SEPTEMBER 2020 -- The music platform Djooky who launched the first global online song contest in July have announced their summer round global winners, the result was determined by combining the prestigious jury vote, and the public vote. The winners come from three continents - North America, South America and Africa.

The winning musicians are


1st Place

Artist: Gina Brooklyn - USA

Song: No More Hiding

Gina is a unique singer/songwriter whose style combines a multitude of influences that transcend through genres. By creating a captivating ambience for her distinctive vocals, soul-gripping melodies and engaging lyrics, she can lure even the most demanding listeners into her world. The Ohio-born singer started her music career at the tender age of 15 when she co-wrote and recorded a song that led her to become a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2017.

Listen to No More Hiding: here 

Follow on Instagram: @ginabrooklynn 














2nd Place 

Artist: Mimigold 

Song: Dance

Mimigold is a Nigerian-born singer-songwriter who entered the competition to fulfil her dreams of becoming a successful musician and wanted the world to hear her music.

Listen to Dance: here 

Follow on Instagram: @imimigold 
















3rd Place

Artist: GAONA

Song: Dame Una Razón 

GAONA hails from Peru and is a renowned singer and composer and was born in the Amazonas. He is a natural activist and environmental protectionist who is an ambassador of the world project ‘Green Hearts’. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy 2019 and won the Latin American Award for best male vocalist in the same year.

Listen to Dame Una Razón: here  

Follow on Instagram: @gaonamusica

The overall international winner of the summer round Gina Brooklyn won an all-expenses paid trip to the iconic Capitol Studios (LA, USA) to record a song with Brian Malouf and to attend coaching sessions with Los Angeles based global music experts and executives. Plus a cash prize of  $10k.

In second place Mimigold was awarded $5k to upgrade her recording equipment.

In third place GAONA received $2k to upgrade his recording equipment.

Gina Brooklyn said: ‘I can’t believe I won, it’s beyond surreal. I created ‘No More Hiding’ with Dan Epand and I couldn’t have done it without him. I’m so grateful for everyone who voted for me and supported me throughout this process.’

Mimigold said: ‘It was a great pleasure participating in the DJOOKY competition. I usually don't do competitions, but I wanted to do this, and I appreciate the platform. God bless you all that support African and Nigerian music.’

GAONA said: ‘It was a special contest, we put a lot of desire and heart together with my team to attract the attention of the grand juries. We have not lost the competition, we have gained the time necessary to continue proving that what we dream of is worth fighting for. ‘

The contest was judged in the final stages by a panel of prestigious producers, musicians including world-recognised American producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf whose work has amassed a total of 53 gold, platinum and double-platinum records to date; British Ivor Novello Award two-time winner and Grammy-nominated Sacha Skarbek, best known for writing James Blunt's hit singles ‘You're Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’,’ as well as the Miley Cyrus hit song ‘Wrecking Ball’. Award-winning musician and composer and Grammy nominee Patrice Rushen who composed and recorded the hit song, ‘Forget Me Nots’, and Justin Gray who has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, John Legend, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, James Bay, and Reignwolf. 

Brian Malouf, who is also a Co-Founder of DMA, said: ‘Gina Brooklyn’s hypnotic, desperate, and powerful winning song ‘No More Hiding’ is a great example of the hidden gems we found from all over the world and a most deserving piece in this, our first seasonal song contest.

I had some great songs on my personal playlist including ‘Ilusiones’ by Keira Music, ‘Dame Una Razon’, by Gaona, ‘Not Stuck With You (NSWU)’ by Oubey, ‘Baby On Board’ by Genia Stormz, ‘No One Believes Me’ by The Grand Ma, ‘Death and Dyin’ by Poke, and ‘The Dream Is A Lie’ by Tony Arratia.

I am really happy with the outcomes, but even happier with the worldwide participation we enjoyed in our inaugural contest.  As a start-up we had a pretty steep learning curve with the tech, but I’m feeling very positive about the daily progress we’re making with it, and excited to hear the next batch of entries, which I started listening to today.’

Award-winning songwriter and one of the DMA judges Justin Gray said: ‘I was so impressed with the breadth of talent from all over the world. Every song was unique and truly represented the global wealth of true musical talent. Djooky is a very legitimate option for artists looking to find that breakout opportunity they need.’

The platform received nominations from artists located across the globe, and all six continents and The DMA took place in three stages which included National, Continental, and Global voting rounds. Djooky Music Awards is now open for the next season - Autumn Season 2020 and is accepting applications from artists all over the world until Nov 23rd, 23:59:59 GMT.

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Website: www.djookyawards.com  

For further details contact Daria Partas on daria@partas.co.uk  or Lynn Carratt on Lynn@lynncarratt.com 

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Notes to Editors 

About Djooky

Entries in the Djooky Music Awards are welcome from all artists across the globe. To take part, an artist or a songwriter must register and upload their song on the Djooky website. Full details on how to enter are available via djookyawards.com.

Djooky Inc. is a US-registered music and fintech startup with an ambition to democratise and decentralise the global music industry. Djooky Inc. officially launched its operations in April 2020, but the team had been working tirelessly on the concept for the last two years. Through its soon-to-be-revealed innovative technology, Djooky aims to bring an everlasting social impact on the industry, which is traditionally strictly hierarchical and

dominated by the big labels. Djooky is building an ecosystem where musical talent knows no boundaries and enjoys access to opportunities for growth. 

The Djooky Music Awards is a vital part of this ecosystem which introduces emerging talent to the investor community and fully reflects the vision of the brand.

Djooky operates as an international team based in Los Angeles (USA), Berlin (Germany), London (UK) and Kyiv (Ukraine). The company is backed and co-founded by Brian Malouf, a multi-platinum US producer who has worked with the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson.


Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Winner of the 2020 Djooky Music Awards Summer Edition Announced, and Autumn Edition Launched

 


The Summer Edition of Djooky Music Awards has just ended, and so the Autumn Edition of the DMAs has just launched!

The Global Finals concluded on 29 August 2020 at 23:59 GMT, after which the panel of judges was invited to cast their vote as per the DMAs Voting Procedure

After what was a very tight competition, the winner of the Djooky Music Awards Gina Brooklyn (USA), and the runners-up, Mimigold (Nigeria) and GAONA (Peru) were determined. 

African Artists Make DMAs Top 10 List

We're extremely proud that two African artists from Nigeria: Mimigold (2nd), and Tam Ben (7th) made the DMAs Top 10 Global List. Congratulations! 

We're very much encouraged by the love and support from all the fans and music lovers from across Africa and the world. Thank you and please keep up that spirit!

The Djooky Music Awards Autumn 2020 Edition is Now OPEN for Song and Artist Registration 



The winner of the contest will travel to the iconic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California, to record a song with Brian Malouf and his team. The winner will also attend coaching sessions with the best music experts globally.

Entries are welcome from artists from all countries. To take part, an artist or a songwriter must register and upload their song on the Djooky website. 

Full details on how to enter are available via djookyawards.com

We invite FM radio and record producers from across the African continent to partner up with us and to share this unique opportunity across all their platforms. 

We've also worked out a mutually benefitial plan of action to spicing up your radio shows with an especially created interactve entertainment package to engage your listenership, as outlined in my article Africa Partnership Call to Radio, for the Djooky Music Awards

Further info please contact

Collin Mogagabe, at: info@nam-radio.com

Joett, at: talentshowcaseafrica@gmail.com

Download the Djooky Music Awards Jingle MP3 (below)