Here’s a great opportunity for local Aussie artists to work with an award winning record producer.
The Djooky Music Awards global song contest is now accepting applications for the Autumn 2021 Season
- The winner will receive a US$20,000 cash award or a recording trip to the iconic Capitol Records in Los Angeles (once COVID travel restrictions are lifted).
- The second and third runner-ups will receive $5,000 and $2,000 cash awards respectively. 13 genre winners receive $1,000 each.
- Cash prizes are offered to the winners of the weekly charts.
The Djooky Music Awards co-founded by Brian Malouf, the producer of Michael Jackson and Madonna, is accepting applications for its Autumn 2021 season. Taking place quarterly, the contest is open to artists and songwriters including Australia with participation is free.
Brian Malouf said: ‘Reviewing the nominations from the artists who have already registered to take part in the Djooky Music Awards, it becomes clear that we have found a treasure trove of undiscovered music. I give a lot of credit to the surge in music tech development and global broadband penetration which has provided access to the most remote corners of the world where authentic talents are creating beautiful music. Add to this a global pandemic which has locked everyone up in their homes with time to think and create, and you get an ocean of new and fresh names in music, destined to become tomorrow’s success stories.’
“Local artists in Australia has a host of untapped talent, waiting to be discovered and be placed on the international stage and I can’t wait to see what the Aussie artists have to offer this time around” Brian says. “Last season, we saw Australian artists participation grow and has stood out for its musical creation and also for the participation of 755 users with more than 212% users from seasons 1 – 2 season and 70% users from seasons 2- 3 season. ” Malouf says.
To date, the competition is the largest international song contest with over 125 participating nations, over 11,000 musicians and about 100,000 users involved. Starting with the Autumn 2021 season the winning artist will now have the choice to receive either $20k in cash or a recording/coaching session at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles with Brian Malouf when travel restrictions are lifted.
To register as an artist or composer and upload a song, log in to the Djooky website before May 16, 2021 at https://djookyawards.com/
Djooky Inc. is a music and fintech startup with an ambition to democratize and decentralize the global music industry.
Giving power back to the people, its aims are to create fairer opportunities for musicians who are struggling to break through existing power structures, which have been amplified as a result of the current pandemic. Djooky Inc. officially launched its operations in April 2020, but the team had been working tirelessly on the concept for the last two years.
Djooky operates as an international team based in Los Angeles (USA), Berlin (Germany), London (UK) and Kyiv (Ukraine). Co-founded by Brian Malouf the multi-platinum US producer who has worked with the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson, the Djooky team also includes Grammy-nominated artist and music director Patrice Rushen, UK Ivor Novello winning songwriter Sacha Skarbek, producer/music executive and songwriter Justin Gray (whose credits include Mariah Carey, John Legend and Avril Lavigne), and ex-Universal executive and record producer Andrew Dakhovsky, Djooky co-founder and CEO.