NEW AGE MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Deva Premal and Miten and their song “Sarveshaam Mantra”. The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the NEW AGE category is: Carol Albert and her song “Dreamer.” -
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The 2016 Global Peace Song Awards, a ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org initiative, announces the winners of a worldwide search for the most spiritually inspired music and songs to guide a way to peace.
PRESS PAGE: GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org
VIDEO RELEASE DATE: Tuesday 16th August 2016
US/WORLD PRESS: Steve Robertson +1.310.871.2965
A Jury Panel of world-famed musicians, legendary Music Industry Executives, a famed TV Producer and an iconic peace Politician all cast their votes to select the most inspiring music and videos that promote the message of peace.
The Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) is the brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder/CEO of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org that is based in Los Angeles, CA. After months and months of planning and on September 21, 2015, Robertson and ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org launched, what is thought to be, the first ever worldwide contest to find the most inspiring musicians, songs and videos that promote the message of world peace.
Famed Jury Panel members for the GPSA consisted of: Stewart Copeland (Grammy Winner, The Police), Randy Copus (New Age group 2002), Jonathan Elias (Elias Arts/The Prayer Cycle albums), David Joyce (Grammy Winner best Jazz Vocal group), Ricky Kej (2014 New Age Grammy winner), Tim Kring (TV producer Touch & Heroes), Dennis Kucinich (former US Representative / US Department of Peace), Philip Lawrence (Grammy winner of Bruno Mars), Rod Linnum (former Exec. VP of Universal Music), Gary Nicholson (Grammy Winner & Texas Hall of Fame Country Singer/Songwriter), Steve Robertson (Founder of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American Singer/Song Writer), Ralph Simon (Chairman, Mobilium Global Limited) and Peter Yarrow (legendary Folk Singer & Peace Activist of Peter, Paul & Mary).
During the first year of the 2016 GPSA there were ten different categories of music: New Age, World, Acoustic / Contemporary Instrumental, Rock / Pop, Country, Folk, A Cappella / Choral, Classical / Opera, Jazz, Hip Hop and one Music Video category. All Contestants had three ways to win: 1) Jury Panel voting that consisted of famed jury members who voted on songs from the genres of music they were most known for. 2) Public Voting enabled each of the 11 category finalists to invite the public to vote on their songs or videos. 3) …And the last way to win was through social media. In essence to become the musician or video with most overall Facebook likes.
Winners of each music category had the chance and will win a wide variety of valued prizes ranging from a recording session with Grammy Winner Ricky Kej (valued at $15,000) to having award winning singers/musicians perform on their next song, to a music industry webinar on the Music Contracts Do’s and Don’ts by Burgundy Morgan esq., to album cover art work by famed designers Syamarani Dasi and Greg Spalenka, a website by Resonat, an invitation to perform at upcoming Project Peace On Earth worldwide concerts, a commemorative trophy and much more. All prizes of the Global Peace Song Awards were designed to empower the winning musicians to further their creative talents, music careers and the ability to financially succeed in the world of music. GPSA Founder Steve Robertson stated “It was a profound honor to offer the GPSA contest to musicians and video producers around the world and to give them a chance to be heard and seen by major thought-leaders from the world of Music, TV and Politics. Therefore, we are excited to announce all of the following 2016 GPSA winners: