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Deadline = February 16, 2018

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Global Music Awards: Winners - November 2012
Best of Show __________________________



Omar Sosa & Paolo FresuAlma, album, is the recording collaboration between six-time Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa, and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player, Paolo Fresu. The album features guest cello by the masterful Brazilian conductor, arranger, and producer Jaques Morelenbaum. The compositions are written by Sosa and Fresu, except for Under African Skies, a gentle version of the popular track from the Paul Simon's album, Graceland. The music on Alma, meaning "soul" in Spanish, is a mix of jazz and Cuban and world music; melodic and soulful, including a fiery version of Sosa's composition Angustia. Fresu's flugelhorn work is rich and warm. The stylings are fresh, inventive and reflect the playful musical connection between Sosa and Fresu. LINK  

Best of Show Winners
Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu
Awards of Excellence __________________________________________________________________________

Humbledragon Entertainment (Canada)Europa, album and album art/graphics (Jade Yeh), takes listeners across Europe and back in time to an age of elegance and romance. The music explores composers like Bach, Beethoven and Mozart mixing classical, jazz and world in a way that enchants. This masterpiece is by Japanese-Canadian flutist and composer Ron Korb. LINK   

Jesper KydDarksiders II Soundtrack, video game music, has Kyd' emotionally dynamic score for the post-apocalyptic action-adventure Darksiders and combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy with sublime atmosphere that enrich the player's cinematic journey through each of the unique realms. BAFTA award-winning and MTV VMA nominated composer Jesper Kyd creates memorable and immersive soundtracks for visual media. LINK  

Jurij Novoselic (Croatia)007 in Zminj, instrumental music, composed by Jurij Novoselic, with Jurij Novoselic on keyboards and sax, accompanied by his brother Sergej on violin and son Janko on drums. Their family band is named, Third RelationshipLINK  

Kevin RieplRuin, soundtrack motion picture, intensifies the film, Ruin, especially with ending sounds that stand-out. Riepl distinguishes himself through his ability to craft engaging atmospheres and rousing scores that not only enhance the numerous videogame, film, and television projects he has worked on, but are also recognized and praised by gamers and moviegoers alike. LINK  

Olivios Karaolides (Cyprus)La Trahison, instrumental performance solo, was composed and performed by Karaolides and inspired by a poem by Priamos. Karaolides is a passionate composer who was born on and resides on Cyprus. Classically trained he holds a master's degree in musical theatre from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. LINK  

Ryan ShoreSpy Hunter, video game music, is an action-driven music score by Shore for Warner Bros video game, Spy Hunter. His recent film scores include Prime (Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman); Scout's Honor (Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin); Harvard Man (Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar); Lower Learning (Rob Corddry, Jason Biggs) and several more. He received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for The ShrineLINK  



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4 Score And 7 Music, LLCSunflower County Freedom Project, original score, is built on minimalistic riffs that form harmonic textures. Score by Andrew Markus, winner of multiple awards across television, film and commercials. LINK  

Ann Earful MusicSave Me, song, is by versatile songwriter and signer Elizabeth Ann Russo. Her songs have been heard on major networks including Showtime and HBO. Russo is quickly becoming one of the in-demand songwriters on the music scene. LINK  

Daniel AlchehThe Trouble with Bliss Original Soundtrack, soundtrack motion picture and television, is written by Hollywood-based composer Daniel Alcheh and produced by Elliot Hunt. Daniel's outstanding talent is reflected in his score for The Trouble with Bliss starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. LINK  

Dungeons & DoritosCunning! Deadly! Daring!, soundtrack motion picture and television, composed by Ryan McQuinn is part of a battle sequence in an upcoming episode of Dungeons & Doritos, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast. LINK  

Peter Connell, Amy Sanchez and Dustin McKinney3brass: An Offering, chamber music and listener impact: motivational & /inspirational, is a collaborative project among three skilled musicians who explore their roots via treasured and timeless hymns. LINK  

Jesper KydDarksiders II Soundtrack, original score, for the post-apocalyptic action-adventure Darksiders  and combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy with sublime atmosphere that enrich the player's cinematic journey through each of the unique realms. LINK  

Kenneth BurgomasterThe Mistle-Tones, original score, is by prolific composer/keyboardist Kenneth Burgomaster. His composing credits include three Garfield films and over 500 episodes of television including Hannah Montana and JonasLINK  

Kevin RieplRuin and The Aggression Scale, original scores, distinguishes himself through his ability to craft engaging atmospheres and rousing scores that enhance the numerous videogame, film, and television projects he has worked on. LINK  

Luigi PulciniThe Investigator, original score, is by Italian-born composer Luigi Luigi who resides in Los Angeles. Trained as an engineer, he mixes his musical talent and technical experience so that classical symphonic textures blend with electronic elements. LINK  

Mark SmithA House, A Home, music video and songwriter, highlights a song about unrealized love. The work is collaboration between filmmaker Mark Smith and musicians Adam Shearer and Adam Selzer.  LINK  

Norman RosenblattJazz Voices of Poetry, composition, involves the marriage of poetry and jazz. Rosenblatt asks what poetry has to do with jazz and its syncopated beats, its half diminished seventh chords? He answers, both express human longing and connection." LINK  

Olivios Karaolides (Cyprus)Montreal, instrumental performance solo, is a passionate composer who was born on and resides on Cyprus. Classically trained he holds a master's degree in musical theatre from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University.  LINK  

Pedro Contreras (Spain)Lidia, original score and listener impact: motivational/inspirational, was composed for animated film. Composer Pedro Contreras uses almost all musical styles and plays jazz and classical music halls in Spain and America. LINK

Twinkle TimeMade in the USA, children's recordings and song (Made in the U.S.A.), are catchy lyrics and music for young children. Creator/songwriter/artist Alitzah Wiener and executive producer/songwriter James Dallas's goal is to inspire and teach kids valuable lessons through the universal language of music. LINK