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Deadline = June 05, 2017

"Global Music Awards is music's golden seal of approval."

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"Thank you for your tremendous service to music of all types and especially for your support of the contemporary classical genre, which, these days, garners rare attention. For this, thank you from myself and on behalf of all classical performers and composers who dedicate themselves to our art." Douglas Knehans

"Rose Gold Records team and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and the GMA judges for the amazing recognition and award! It means a great deal! It is humbling to be chosen amongst a pool of exceptional global talent. Proud be a GMA Alumni and recipient of the Silver Medal - Outstanding Achievement for Album Toba. Thank you again for your support and recognizing Independent Artists worldwide. Look forward to future submissions." Nader DeAik and Rose Gold Records

"I just wanted to thank you and the Global Music Awards organization for all of your kind support of my music in 2016. I was humbled and honored to receive the Global Music Award distinction twice this past year and am very grateful for the distinction. The GMA recognition was particularly meaningful to me as I know how seriously you take your craft in candidly assessing so many talented musicians’ works. Thank you again for a terrific year, and I wish you joy, great health and continued success in 2017!" Lena Natalia

“We are so sorry that we could not thank you earlier, we were outside Athens, we only managed to share it in Facebook, and our cellphone was full of calls afterwards! Greece is celebrating with this news! And the press has already started to write articles! Now we are back, and happier than ever!! We cannot find the proper words to describe our happiness, we are truly thrilled. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! A big hug to all of you, and all the judging panel, not only from us, but all from all the contributors of this album, and all the Greeks who are celebrating the Golden Medal of this album, that is narrating their stories. We are so excited, it is a great honour! We worked so hard for this album, we have put our heart, until the last drop of our efforts, to present in the best way, through our music and lyrics, what Greece is going through nowadays. The crisis is deep, but the spirit never dies. Everything is critical right now, but the people and the nations should be united, should be friends, should be brothers, and solidarity is the key, and we send this message through music. We are all facing the same problems, but we all must remain strong, and help each other. In the cities, where there is so much population, there are also lonely people. People that may be in economic trouble, and consider even suicide. Sometimes, next door, someone is going through difficult times, and we may not even know it, because they prefer to remain silent, to keep their dignity. We must not suffer in silence, in fear. It is important for anyone that suspects someone is in need, to knock the neighbor’s door, and say "Hello, I'm here". There is so much misinformation about what happens in Greece, and this misinformation (or lack of information sometimes) intrigues misunderstandings. But we all must take advantage of the international networking and free communication we can have though the internet, and the social platforms. To talk and interact personally, honestly, truly, from our heart. Music is the international language. It can express feelings better than the words can. When you listen to a song, even if it is in a different language, it is strange, but you can understand the meaning. We are personally interested and study and try to get as much informed as possible, about the music scene and new releases from many countries and continents. It is a virtual visit through music. A travel through the air, riding the melodies. You can learn a lot, about the cultures, the values, the present situation, and the emotions. A song of love, as song of everyday things, is a signature of today, for the people of tomorrow. In the ancient Greece, the great philosophers and teachers, believed that all the people, and mostly all the leaders, should essentially have music education. Because through music, you learn about respect, about self-disciplined, about care, and creates values. Some philosophers proposed that is also helps with math, as a pragmatic science. In the end, music is a way to express and communicate, to understand and be understood. And we were so happy to know that we managed to communicate with this album. Thank you for one more time, for a million times more. Each nation is unique, all nations are united.” Ioanna & Areti Spanomarkou

"Wanted to thank you ever so much for awarding my album "Interludes" Silver metals in Female Vocalist and Album categories. What a thrill to be recognized by you and your organization with so much history in music and talent recognition. All of my musicians, including pianists Bill Cunliffe and Mike Garson, Chuck Berghofer, Ray Brinker, John Chiodini, Paul Kreibich, Hendrik Meurkens, Cecilia Tsan, Brad Dutz, Bob McChesney and arrangers, including Tamir Hendelman, Bill Cunliffe, Steve Rawlins and John Chiodini and my wonderful engineers, recorded by Al Schmitt and mastered by Bernie Grundman I know will all be pleased that you have recognized our music and work. Thank you for supporting Independent Artists in general, and Interludes specifically. We are all very grateful! Thank you again!!" Lyn Stanley

"Thank you again for contributing so much for independent artists of this world and if ever a dispiriting thought enters your mind always know you helped make this a much better profession and much better world; you are the George Bailey of independent artists world wide, inspirationally touching so many lives and if you watch the movie It's a Wonderful Life this Christmas season please remember my kind sentiments. You truly are a good man and I am glad to know you." Nick Dukas

"Thank you very much to you, the Global Music Awards are very important to me, and submit a new work is always exciting." Manel Gil-Inglada

"I just wanted to express my gratitude for the positive impact I've seen coming on my career from the Awards." Marco Valerio Antonini

"I would like to thank you and all the GMA judges for awarding a Silver Medal to my album Southern Cross. It is a great honour to receive the award and I am very excited about it. Kind regards." Jim Ottaway

"Thank you so much for the incredible news I received this past week on the Gold Medal Awards honors for the Beauty Within CD entry. I am humbled and thankful beyond words! I have shared this with a couple of my social media outlets and the response has been wonderful. Again, thanks so very much and I look forward to sending future entries to Global Music Awards. We all greatly appreciate what you do for all of us and for the music! Peace & Blessings. Dr. Anthony Branker

"I first became aware of the awards through fellow Gold Medalist Ricky Kej. I noticed right away that your selection process is full of integrity and merit. Global Music Awards truly is an endowment Artists can be proud of to receive. My deepest gratitude to be selected as the first Electric Bassist and Colombian in history for the Gold medal! Thank you!" Juan García-Herreros

"Thank you very much; for me is important to be part in this big family!" Giuseppe Devastato

"I hope you and your team had a wonderful summer. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the competition again. I am honored and humbled to have been able to include mention of the prestigious Global Media Awards recognition received for my debut release during the past few months while working to promote my most recent album. It is immensely valuable support for an independent artist!" Lena Natalia

"The Gold Medal arrived yesterday. It is stunning! What an honor!" Charles Denler

“It is a great honor and humbling experience to be the recipient of another Gold Medal for my latest recording SCHUMANN | DVOŘÁK: Concerti For Cello & Orchestra. A lot of hard work and dedication went into the making of this album from several people involved. On behalf of everyone that formed part of my latest album, I would like to extend our most sincere gratitude and admiration for this great honor and all the wonderful support” Carmine Miranda

"I'm excited to have won the Silver Medal-Outstanding Achievement " Original Score" with the soundtrack for EVO Shortfilm in your prestigious Global Music Awards. I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that I am very honored. This is a great recognition for my work and encourages me and helps keep doing what I like best: Scoring music for films. Thank you very much !!!" Manel Gil-Inglada

"Dear Dr. Baker, I wanted to take the time to write you this brief message to thank you for all of the great support that you have given to my artist Carmine Miranda. I also wanted to sincerely thank you for introducing Carmine’s latest recording for the next round of nominations. This new recording of the Schumann and Dvorak Cello Concerti is already receiving much praise from several international critics and was just recently featured on the iTunes store for pre-order. We hope that you and your entire team are enjoying it and please let me know if you would need any additional information from my end. Again we are deeply thankful for your wonderful support!" Katja Von, RLU Management.

"Hello! Would you believe it?! The Mayor of Denver is naming May 22nd 2016 Nic Nassuet Day! They even mentioned my Global Music Awards as one of the reasons for the honor!" Nic Nassuet

"I am thrilled and honored to receive the Gold Medal for my Astor Piazzolla Tangos CD in both categories album and instrumentalist (judging categories) from such a prestigious organization as the Global Music Awards. Thank you so much for the recognition. It means the world to me. On October 19, I will perform at Carnegie Hall during the Italian cultural and language week in the USA. I thought it might be a nice idea to have the Consul General of Italy in NY to give it to me officially on stage. That would definitely generate interest in the press. Would you have anything against that? Maybe you could also be in NY that day! Warmest regards." Cristiana Pegoraro

"I like to say, thank you to you in person again. I am deeply grateful to be announced as a Bronze Medal Winner. It makes me very happy to see that my Chinese music program is appreciated by nice persons like you. And you give me a chance to transfer this out to the world. On my next concert for children with disabilities, I will think about you too. Thanks again." Winnie Wen

"I am extremely thankful and delighted for the Silver Medal, this encourages me to make more and to be more inspired for next project." Andrea Monarda

"I am so thrilled to receive a Silver Medal from your prestigious organization! Thank you so much!" Sophia Agranovich

"I feel part of this big family of the GMA, I will be all the possible for you, you are a special person, very kind and I feel happy to know you and to have in my life." Giuseppe Devastato

"I am absolutely delighted to see my song Samsara win a Gold Medal honor at the Global Music Awards. Many thanks and sincere gratitude for the recognition for my latest work. "Samsara" is part of my album Shanti Samsara, which was launched at United Nations COP21 (Paris) on the 30th of Nov 2015 by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of France François Hollande. The production involved over 300 musicians globally, including eight Grammy winners. I am very grateful to the Global Music Awards for the recognition, I am certain everyone involved will be equally excited and grateful that our cause for Climate Change will get a boost and a platform.” Grammy® Award Winner- Ricky Kej

“I just wanted to say thank you from me, and from my family. I wanted to record an album since I was a child, but I lacked the confidence to do so. It wasn't until personal tragedy struck (again) that I really took stock of what was important to me, and what I could offer to the world. After much soul searching, the answer was "music", so I threw caution to the wind and followed my heart. When I was at my lowest and most confused, music showed me that I was not alone, gave me hope, or allowed me catharsis. I felt things that needed expression, and also the need to do for others what musicians had done for me growing up - demonstrate that even in our darkest times, there are those who have come before us, and will come after us, and so nobody is ever truly alone on their journey. I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn't just an "emerging artist", I was a complete and total neophyte. The music came out, I recorded it. I went with an engineer who I had never met, and had no references. Through somewhat random circumstance I ended up connected to a man who led the Stuttgart and Scottish Royal Orchestras and he offered to lay down the violin, cello, and upright bass tracks I heard in my head. With no experience in producing or crafting an album, I was very worried that I would embarrass myself, but trying was the only thing that mattered. The potential pain of regret at never having tried outweighed the potential pain of failure. Eleutherios, my first album ever, was finally released in the Spring of 2015. I had no idea that it would get the positive attention that it did. Winning a gold medal in the Global Music Awards is more than I ever expected. Yes, it has won other awards, but the level of talent and professionalism that you attract to the Global Music Awards is truly top shelf. These are real professionals, with amazing bodies of work. I judge the competition by the caliber of the winners, and the GMAs are at the top of the list of independent awards. I am honored, and truly humbled, to be counted among these amazing musicians, composers, and performers. I truly hope that I can live up to the quality of work that these talented musicians have demonstrated. Oddly enough, on December 11th, the day that the list of winners was posted, we went to the doctor for an ultrasound and learned that we have a healthy little bun in the oven. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of these circumstances. From me and mine, and from the bottom of our hearts, I offer our sincerest gratitude and thanks.” Nic Nassuet and family 

“Wow! Thank you SO much for awarding my concept album AEAEA a silver medal. I’m deeply honored to be a part of the GMA awards along with all the amazing and talented musicians here. It’s wonderful what the organization is doing to help honor and bring exposure to talented musicians world-wide. Wishing all of you the very best and a great holiday season.” Stephen Duros 

"Also, you had asked for how winning a GMA has impacted us. Well, I shared with you earlier how that every article published in Vietnam about Tri during his recent tour mentioned the GMAs - you're a hit in Saigon, that's for sure! Also, we have made several great new friends with the other winners, including the Grammy-nominated Ron Korb and the HMMA-winning film score composer Julia Pajot, who also lives in Paris. So there you go, the GMA's not only recognize great artists but bring great artists together!" Joshua Cheek on behalf of Ricky Kej and Tri Nguyen 

"Although the pursuit of artistic expression should be immune from the need or want for accolades, building a professional career in the arts is not. In this fast-paced and headline-driven world community, it is imperative for artists to seek ways to be recognized for their work or risk having it disappear into the vastness of information overload. Global Music Awards offers serious artists the ability to rise above the clutter of our daily digital experience and have our work held up as worthy of attention. A medal, or other recognition, creates opportunities for interviews with news outlets, promotes sales, and raises awareness of projects of all kinds. Bravo Global Music Awards for providing such a valuable service to the artistic community!" Robert J. Bradshaw, composer

“WOW , WOW, WOW …..2 beautiful packages just arrived. The trophies are magnificent! THANK YOU. How gorgeous. My most favorite moment in songwriting is Global Music Awards. I will have these to treasure always and pass on to my kids one day. Katie Hardyman” 

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your organization for the exemplary work you do to heighten the awareness around the globe of the talents and art created by independent artists and express how successful Global Music Awards is in facilitating their growth and recognition. Your organization has brought me incalculable benefit and value and I am deeply grateful. The music world is much better and much richer place because of your existence." Nick Dukas

"Thanks to the Global Music Awards for the supreme contributions the organization makes to the music community" Lawson Rollins

"Hi Thomas. I will share the news with the world. The media where I live have been wonderful and are writing a story about your competition and my winning song. I am truly so very grateful to you for choosing my song; it's been a long road, actually 27 years of chasing a dream, so I am ecstatic that you found merit in my song, Fly. The gold medal is beautiful. I would absolutely LOVE to accept the DiscMaker’s Hit Single Package Prize. I haven't had the song printed yet and everyone asks for it. How lovely that you would offer it to me. Many thanks for a wonderful competition. Warm regards, Katie Hardyman” Katie Hardyman

"Dear Dr. Baker. I must say that I am somewhat beside myself regarding your contribution to my project. As you well know, that as we weed through multiple sites, emails, posts etc., there is always that little bit of doubt that runs through the mind as to those sincere or maybe not so sincere in their convictions when it comes to the music industry. I want to thank you. You are obviously full of "GOOD", are passionate and have nothing but good intentions. People such as you are few and far between. The simple fact that you have made a donation to a project that I am passionate about, & without knowing me, is more the reason I want to be a part of what you have going on. Today, my faith, once again, in the human race, has been restored. I love you for your unselfishness. I look forward to getting started on the remaining rhythm tracks for this project & getting them sent to you to check out. I feel you will be pleasantly surprised. I will keep you in the loop as things progress. I am getting ready to send you an mp3 of one of the unfinished tracks on the album, Walk In The Woods to your email address. Please keep in mind, that this song is not finished, you will be hearing a scratch vocal track and the levels on the instrumental tracks, of course, are not what they will be with the finished product. All instrumental tracks have been done by me, on keyboards, with the exception of our drummer's tracks. The lead guitarist will be laying down his tracks next month. Thanks again. Sincerely, Gary" Gary Joe Mitchell 

"To the esteemed judges at the Global Music Awards. When I first thought of creating the music for my album, CONSONNANCES, I reflected on how my homeland's music was unknown to many people, and was even neglected by young people in Vietnam. My desire was to break through those boundaries and bring this beautiful, ancient, fragile music to contemporary listeners, and fuse Vietnam's ancestral music with a modern western classical string quartet. Needless to say, I never had any idea that my music might receive ANY award, but Global Music Awards has exceeded my wildest dreams in awarding CONSONNANCES a Gold Medal!!! NOW, Ancestral Music from Vietnam is no longer neglected or exotic, it truly exists for an international audience! You cannot even begin to imagine what this means to me, to my country, and to my homesick soul. You have brought me pride and comfort; THANK YOU" Tri Nguyen

“Thank you so much for awarding us and my composer the silver award! We are absolutely thrilled and he was delighted (it was a surprise!) So thank you very much. We are all honored to have won such a prestigious award." Taras Groves

"Dear Thomas Baker. Thank you kindly for awarding me two Bronze Awards for the Song, We Do Nothing. It really is a thrill to get these accolades. Take it for granted that I will market this news widely, here in the UK. I’m already getting a stack of ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ on Facebook. It’s nice to have a worldwide window of visibility to display our talents. Thank you. Kindest regards." Brian Watson​

“I really appreciate what you are doing with Global Music Awards and making an opportunity for artists to receive recognition in Billboard Magazine. The recognition has resulted in a spike of hits on my website and online CD sales. Being able to say I was featured in Billboard Magazine is now a part of my professional biography and credentials listed on websites, resumes, etc. that I use from today forward.” Todd Oxford

"I want to take the time to personally write to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing award and news. As a musician all I hope is to reach people's hearts and make the world a better place. I thank you for believing in my performances and will carry this award with great pride and honor. A big thanks from me my manager Katja and my label Parma Records for this great honor!" Carmine Miranda

“We're using the award and the Billboard display on her social media, website and it certainly brought more prestige and upgraded her profile in the show business. I'm one of the curators of the Brasil Summerfest where Lia Sophia will be there performing on August 7 & 8 at the Meridien23 Club. We're using these promotion to help her presentation towards the media and the general public.” Geraldinho Magalhaes, Divers~AO E ARTE, Manager for Lia Sophia, 

"I have many music records agencies following me since the wins it is cool!" Julia Pajot 

​"Your elegant Global Music Awards statuette just arrived. It is so beautiful! My sincere appreciation for your consummate professionalism and consideration." Dennis J. Tini

"Thank you very much for your help with this!  We have gotten a lot of recognition through our win with the Global Music Awards, and are so grateful for this." Ruth Weber

"Just a small note to tell you my GMA medallions arrived yesterday and look amazing! The GMA Statuette has not arrived and I thought I'd just let you know. Congratulations on their design, it was worth all your effort!" Roger Myers

"I think that this could be a very important step in my career. Many people in Spain don't know a lot about the GMA, but I will try to change it." Ramon Garcia Soler 

"Just wanted to let you know that I received the Global Music Awards Medallion yesterday. It's beautiful, and I'm very proud of it. Thanks very much!" Winifred Phillips

“My prize, a display in Billboard Magazine did help me get signed to two artist rosters. I was added to the Reunion Blues artist roster and signed to Cubides Artist Management. Although I contacted them, I feel that the visibility that Global Music Awards gave me definitely helped out.” Martin McCain
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