Music platform Djooky has launched a Global online competition, to seek out the most talented artists and songwriters from around the world.

The Djooky Music Awards (DMA), the first global online song contest, is now accepting applications from Artists and Songwriters all over the world. The first deadline for entries is 15 August 2020 at midnight EST.

DMA had been designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote global excellence. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate.

The contest accepts applications from Artists and Songwriters until 15 August 2020 when the National Voting Round will take place and country winners will be announced. The top three Entries from each country qualify for the Continental Voting Round on 22 August 2020. The top three Entries from each continent will compete for the main prize in the Global Voting Round announced to take place on 29 August 2020.

The contest will be judged in the final stages by a panel of prestigious producers, musicians and composers offering artists exposure and the unique opportunity to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.

In the Global Final, the results will be determined by way of combining the jury vote and the popular vote whereas in the National and Continental rounds the voting power is given solely to the general public.

Entries are welcome from artists from all countries. To take part, an artist or a songwriter must register and upload their song on the Djooky website. Full details on how to enter are available via

Artists can win:

•          A dream trip to the iconic – Capitol Studios (LA, USA) to record a song with world-famous musicians and an engineer/producer team.

•          A chance to work with top-flight production teams who have worked with artists including Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Queen, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.

•          The opportunity to attend coaching sessions with the best music experts globally.

•          A significant cash prize to upgrade recording equipment.

The Panel of Judges includes world-recognised American producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf who has worked with Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers, and Stevie Wonder; British Ivor Novello Award two-time winner and Grammy-nominated Sacha Skarbek, best known for writing James Blunt’s hit singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover,” as well as Miley Cyrus’’ hit song “Wrecking Ball.” Award-winning musician and composer and our-time, Grammy nominee Patrice Rushen who composed and recorded the hit song, “Forget Me Nots,” and Justin Gray who has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, John Legend, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, James Bay, and Reignwolf.

The music industry has been hit hard by coronavirus with a live performance the biggest casualty. The cancellation of festivals, concerts, and music contests has limited artists’ options to showcase their talent. However, during any crisis creativity soars.  And with increased connectivity, the music industry can implement real and meaningful change.

Brian Malouf who is also a Co-Founder of DMA said: ‘The Djooky Music Awards is our response to the current situation in which musicians all over the world have found themselves during the pandemic. But it’s also an attempt to democratise and decentralise the music industry globally. We want to create fairer opportunities for musicians who are struggling to break through the power structures which currently exist. In DMA, the power is with the people who decide which song wins over their hearts. It’s a truly democratic initiative and I hope that artists will waste no time in taking advantage of it.’

Djooky shares a vision of a world where all people with the talent, creativity, and passion to make a difference in the world of music will enjoy equal opportunities to get access to the best support available to create and promote their music. A vision of a world where talent knows no borders and every music lover is invited to directly take part in creating the next big hit.

The Djooky Music Awards hopes to democratise the music industry by enabling creative talent from all corners of the world to harness the networked power of the people in spotting, creating, and promoting great music.

The platform is working to create technology that generates a shift in decision-making power from a few to all music lovers to all who want to join them on the journey in creating a new world of music.

Andrew Dakhovskyy, CEO at DMA, said:  ‘We understand that the Artists everywhere are going through unprecedented times. With talent shows, festivals, and song contests being cancelled all over the world, it is extremely hard to find new opportunities to promote their talent. We see our mission in creating these opportunities for them.’

The organisers of The Djooky Music Awards hope that the contest will give musicians and singers a new opportunity to showcase their talent and find their audience; a much-needed boost to the music industry in unprecedented times of the global pandemic.

The contest accepts applications from Artists and Songwriters until 15 August 2020 when voting begins. Full details of how to vote will be released shortly.

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