To promote and develop musical talent worldwide and as an alternative to democratize the music industry, the platform for artists and composers Djooky informs that it has already open registrations for the winter edition of the Djooky Music Awards (DMA), the first global online song contest and on this occasion Djooky pays attention to Asia, so that registrations in the region grow.
Launched in April last year, Djooky is a digital platform whose purpose is to promote musical development around the world and bring artists closer to different audiences, as well as opening new spaces in music industry.
The company is endorsed and co-founded by Brian Malouf, an American multi-platinum producer who has worked with great artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, Pearl Jam, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
“The music industry has also been affected by the business paralysis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand that artists from all over the world have canceled their participation in festivals, concerts and music competitions, however, the crisis is also an opportunity to be entrepreneurs and implement significant changes in the industry, so Djooky is a new opportunity for them and it gives you the opportunity to promote your talent. ” explained Brian Malouf, Co-Founder and judge of the DMA.
The platform receives registrations from artists from around the world
Djooky is open for registration by composers, amateur and professional musicians of any musical genre. To this day, artists from six continents have registered. To obtain DMA recognition, artists and / or composers will be able to register only one song before February 20, 2021, the date on which three stages of the contest will begin, which include national, continental and global voting rounds.
Unlike other music competitions, any user of the platform can listen to the music of the nominees worldwide and take part in creation of the weekly lists of winners by awarding them voting points, while the global results will be determined as follows: 50% by Djooky users and the other 50% will be defined by a panel of judges recognized in the music industry globally.
The panel of judges is made up of prestigious producers, musicians and composers, willing to offer winning artists the opportunity to have their songs recognized in the professional field, in addition to achieving world exposure.
The jury includes British two-time Ivor Novello Award winner and Grammy nominee Sacha Skarbek, best known for writing James Blunt’s hit singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover,” as well as the hit of Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”. Award-winning musician and songwriter and four-time Grammy nominee Patrice Rushen, who composed and recorded the hit song “Forget Me Nots”; and Justin Gray, who has collaborated with various artists, such as Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi and Amy Winehouse among others. The representative from Asia is Mike Angelo.
Artists can win a trip to Capitol Studios (LA, USA), the opportunity to record a song with world-class production teams, coaching sessions with the world’s best music experts, and cash prizes*.
The dates of the stages in which the winter DMAs will take place are:
- The national voting round: Sunday, February 21, 2021.
- Continental voting round: Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
- Global voting round: Saturday, February 27, 2021.
To register as an artist or songwriter and upload a song, go to the Djooky website https://djookyawards.com/