Global Peace Song Awards extends deadline for its First Annual Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – The Global Peace Song Awards, a brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder & CEO of Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and Ricky Kej, Grammy® Winning Artist , has called out to Musicians and Music Video creators around the world to submit their most inspired and empowering works towards the message of World Peace.

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The submission process that began on 21 September, 2015 (UN International Day of Peace), will now close on 06 March, 2016.  Winners of this Historic contest will be announced on 15 August, 2016 (Indian Independence Day).

Steve Robertson said: “We decided to extend the last date of submission for our first Annual contest because of several requests from Musicians who are very keen to participate but are short on time due to their nominations at the upcoming Grammy® Awards. They want to have their voices heard given the critical and current state of affairs of our World”

Ricky Kej added, “Some people seem to have forgotten that it were the Musicians who brought an end to the Vietnam War. And I believe that it will be the Musicians, if they choose to rise up, who will bring lasting peace, once and for all, to our World”

He also said, “The Global Peace Song Awards contest serves as a search for our World’s most enlightened musicians, songs and videos that can guide the way to peace on earth. We want to encourage everyone to enter!  Now, more than ever, it is time for great musicians to call for Peace and reach the hearts of the people and leaders around the World”

Robertson and Kej voiced, “Weapons and Wars can only speak in terms of our differences, horror and destruction.  Inspired Music speaks to hearts of goodness that which we all have in common. Great music serves to empower us to know our truest self and express our greatest potential.  When music rises to this calling our World will be transformed. This goal of a World transformed into ‘Peace’ is what we have both set- out to accomplish with the Global Peace Song Awards”.

ABOUT THE 2016 ANNUAL GLOBAL PEACE SONG AWARDS CONTESTSong Categories

  1. New Age/Ambient
  2. World Music
  3. Acoustic/ Contemporary Instrumental
  4. Rock/Pop
  5. Country
  6. Folk
  7. ACappella/Choral
  8. Opera
  9. Jazz
  10. Hip Hop

Music Video CategoryWinners for the contest will be decided based on 3 different Parameters :

  • Jury members will short list 10 songs songs per each song category and 10 videos in the music video category.  Within the 11 total categories, Jury will select 11 grand prize- winners(one per each category)
  • Popular Public vote will select 11 grand prize- winners (one per each category)
  • 1 most popular song and/or video based on the ‘Likes’ on Facebook will be awarded too.

The Global Peace Song Awards has a World-class panel of Jury Members that include

  • Philip Lawrence: Grammy®Winner and 11 time Grammy® nominee. Sold over 100 million copies with Bruno Mars
  • Stewart Copeland: 5 time Grammy® Winner and co-founder of legendary rock group “The Police”
  • Ralph Simon: Co-founder of one of World’s most successful independent music and music publishing companies – the Zomba Group of companies and Jive Records (whose artists included Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake)
  • Gary Nicholson: Grammy®Winner and Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer who has written songs for Vince Gill, The Judds, Robert Plant, Ringo Starr, actor Jeff Bridges to name a few
  • Jonathan Elias of Elias Arts: Emmy and Cleo award winning composer and record producer for Duran Duran, YES. Known for his movie trailers of Gandhi, Blade Runner. Award-winner for advertising music. His “Prayer Cycle” and “Path to Zero” albums feature Alanis Morissette, Sting, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and others
  • Joanne Shenandoah: Native American Singer/Song writer
  • Randy Copus: Award winning and top selling New Age Composer of the famed group “2002”
  • David Joyce: Grammy®Winning singer/keyboard player/songwriter. Has worked with the likes of U2, Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Burt Bacharach and more)
  • Ricky Kej: Grammy®Winning Producer and Composer. Award winning advertising music and jingles producer
  • Steve Robertson: Founder of Project Peace On Earth
  • Tim Kring: Famed TV writer and producer of the shows Heroes, Touch, Heroes Reborn
  • Dennis Kucinich: Former US Representative, two time Presidential Candidate. Lead politician who introduced the US Department of Peace legislation
  • Jermaine Jackson: Grammy Nominee and founding member of  the world-famed “Jackson 5”
  • Peter Yarrow: Legendary political/peace activist and musician of the famed folk music rio “Peter, Paul and Mary”

Award prizes for the Grand winners of the contest

  • A grand prize of a personal recording session with and produced by Grammy® Winner Ricky Kej which will have famed PPOE musicians like Fox Lima of Enigma MMX social song, Grammy® winner David Joyce,  Grammy®  Nominee Peter Kater
  • Perform by the esteembed artists noted above on a winner’s future song.
  • Tools and resources to empower a musician’s career such as album cover art by award winning legendary artists Syamarani Dasi and Greg Spalenka
  • A webinar on the Do’s and Don’ts of Music Contracts by Music Industry Attorney Burgundy Morgan
  • A premier branding company in India, ReZonant, will build a new website and additional album cover design as a prize for the winner too
  • A beautiful commemorative trophy and much more

For complete details please visit www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org

Media Contact: Ricky Kej, Global Peace Song Awards, +1-646-659-1635, ricky@rickykej.com

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