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Deadline = June 05, 2017

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

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Feature Display in Billboard Magazine Prize

We feature select Global Music Award winning artists in Billboard's. This is a very special opportunity for the artists we select and will provide high-level exposure to industry insiders. Billboard is considered one of the most reputable sources of music industry news. It has a print circulation of 17,000 and an online readership of 1.2 million unique monthly views more than 100 countries. It is the de facto digital destination for popular music. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be one of the featured artists. The artists featured in Billboard are selected at the sole discretion of the competition organizers.Submit your best music to Global Music Awards and perhaps we'll be able to feature you!
Mentoring Prize

Each time judging results are announced, one or more Global Music Award winners will be offered an the opportunity for direct, personal contact in the form of a mentoring session with a top music industry insider: record label executive, A&R official, publisher, film music supervisor, public relations or social media expert, radio executive or highly experienced artist manager. This is rare and valuable opportunity to seek advice, guidance and feedback from top echelon of industry insiders. The invitation to participate is at the sole discretion of the competition organizers. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be Invited to participate in this prize.

Mentor: R. Wayne Martin, Founder, Martin Artist Management. a thirty-year veteran of the music industry including inside Warner Brother's Records, CBS Records, Sony Music, Shanachie Entertainment and the Knitting Factory. LINK

Comment by prize winner Alexander Leon, "Thank you again for the opportunity, and sorry for not responding earlier. We did indeed speak over Skype, and Mr. Wayne Martin spoke in a very open honest and helpful manner about what he thinks I should be doing in order to move forward as a commercial composer. He immediately set up a conversation between Paquito D'Rivera and myself, and I hope to gain insight from the acclaimed and experienced Latin Jazz/Classical composer. Mr. Wayne Martin was very generous with his time, and inclusively offered to continue conversing with me in time to come, and I am sure his guidance will help me as I pursue the film composer track." 

Mentor: Gale Rosenberg, President, Web 'n Retail, has over 30 years of music marketing.  She is an instructor at UCLA Extension on the subject of Entrepreneurship of the Independent Musician and Loyola Marymount University on the subject of Viral/Social Media MarketingLINK 

Comment by prize winner Jennifer Waescher, "I enjoyed my conversation with Gale. It was helpful. She provided me with some information that would be impossible to know otherwise in regards to online marketing as an independent musician, secrets of the trade, as it were, as well as some free learning tutorials. She is a wealth of information, and I think she offers a really great service to independent musicians. Thank for your help!"

Comment by prize winner Joni Toth, “Ive just finished talking to Gale on Skype! I found our talk very inspiring and uplifting!! I was given great tips on how to effectively promote myself and how not to. She was very generous with her knowledge, contacts and experience!! I feel a little bit smarter after our talk and I´m ready to take over the world now :). Thank you so much again for the prize, I really enjoyed it!!What a great idea to have mentoring sessions as a prize, loved it!!”  

Mentor: Phil Mershon, Director of Events for Social Media Examiner, is not only a social media expert but also a very talented jazz saxophonist and songwriter. LINK

Past winners include: Alexander Leon, Jennifer Waescher, Joni Toth & Carlos Morgan.
Global Music Awards Honors

Gold Medal Winner - Best of Show
Gold Medal Winner - Award of Excellence
Silver Medal Winner - Outstanding Achievement

No more than 10% of entries receive Gold Medals and no more than 15% of entries receive Silver Medals. The judges may also recognize a percentage of other noteworthy entries. 

Bronze Medal Winner - Finalist

We discourage someone saying he or she was "nominated" for a Global Music Award simply because an entry was sent to us.

Occasionally the judges will recognize exceptional new artists or groups for honors without direct entry.

Global Music Awards has three special honors, each awarded annually to a musician for a group of musicians. Our goal is to say thank you to very special musicians who make the world a better place through their music.

Odyssey Award - Lifetime Achievement in Music
Humanitarian Award - Music Dedicated to Social Justice, Charitable Causes or Environmental Issues
Heretic Award - Protest/Activist Music

Prior to January 01, 2014, the Global Music Awards award levels were
Best of Show, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit. 
Disc Makers’ Hit Single Package Prizes
Total Value = $4,000+ per year ($500+ each prize) 

Releasing a single? Release it right with this killer package. Disc Makers is generously providing this prize to two winners at the end of each judging cycle. The artists selected are at the sole discretion of the competition organizers. Each selected artist will receive: 

100 Single-song CD-Rs with Full-Color Printing
Custom, Full-Color Printed Jackets
Single-song Mastering from Disc Makers’ SoundLAB
UPC bar code
Mega Distribution Bundle
Custom Framed Commemorative Wall Plaque
100 Download Cards to Giveaway to Fans

The musicians who receive this prize can provide the artwork for disc and jacket at no cost or can pay extra to Disc Makers’ Design Studio to prepare the designs. The musicians who receive this prize are responsible for paying taxes and shipping costs. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be invited to participate in this prize.    LINK

Past winners include: Pedro Contreras, Jay Blahnik, Debra Gussin, Thanai Phornphong, Kevin Lucas,  Michael Gordon, Nick Dukas & Katie Hardyman.
Music Gateway Prize
Total Value = $1,500 per year ($150 each prize) 

Each time judging results are announced, two Global Music Award winners will receive a one year free $150 Pro Level Unlimited membership to Music Gateway, an online marketplace connecting the creative world and music professionals. Music Gateway’s unique and snazzy online platform allows you to create projects to hire and work with skilled people on your projects, as well as pitch your projects for a number of work opportunities. Imagine a dating site but matching musicians to other creative people, allowing you to make the right connections and build relationships to move your career forward. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be invited to participate in this prize. LINK 

Comment by prize winner Julia Pajot, "Wow, this Gateway prize is so great! i saw two projects that interest me."

Past winners include: Julia Pajot, Carmine Miranda, Philip Jenkins & Brian Watson
Comment by prize winner Todd Oxford, “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.”

Comment by Geraldinho Magalhaes, Divers~AO E ARTE, Manager for Gold Medal winner Lia Sophia, “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.”

Comment by Martin McCain, “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.”

Past winners include: Carmine Miranda; Martin McCain; Melissa Aldana, Lisa Sophia, Omar Sosa, Todd Oxford, John Daversa, Miran Vaupotich, Mario Claveria, Mathias Melo, Wake The Sun, Pete Rodriguez, Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Ron Korb, Alexis Baro, Nic Nassuet, Melisa B, Gabriel Palatchi and Douglas Knehans.
MusicalAmerica.com Artist Showcase Prize

We feature select Global Music Award winning artists in Musical America's Artist Showcase. The Artist Showcase reaches world-class performers, buyers of talent, artist managers and music critics. Musical America is the online "bible" of the performing arts. The Artist Showcase promotional package includes a write-up about you with a link to your website and inclusion in one of Musical America's quarterly gallery e-bast to Musical America's 26,000 industry professionals. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be one of the featured artists. The artists featured in Billboard are selected at the sole discretion of the competition organizers.
Douglas Knehans - Composer
Melissa B - Singer/Songwriter
Comment by prize winner Douglas Knehans "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."
Music Gateway Prize
Total Value = $1,500 per year ($150 each prize) 

Selected winners will receive a one year free $150 Pro Level Unlimited membership to Music Gateway, an online marketplace connecting the creative world and music professionals. Music Gateway’s unique and snazzy online platform allows you to create projects to hire and work with skilled people on your projects, as well as pitch your projects for a number of work opportunities. Imagine a dating site but matching musicians to other creative people, allowing you to make the right connections and build relationships to move your career forward. Entering and being honored by Global Music Awards is not a guarantee that you will be invited to participate in this prize. LINK 

Comment by prize winner Julia Pajot, "Wow, this Gateway prize is so great! i saw two projects that interest me."

Past winners include: Julia Pajot, Carmine Miranda, Philip Jenkins & Brian Watson