2013


GRAND PRIZE

Shunzo Ohno
Gifu, Japan

A virtuosic jazz trumpeter and an accomplished composer and arranger, Shunzo Ohno was one of the leading jazz trumpeters in his native Japan by the age of 19. Ohno moved to New York City in 1974 to perform with jazz legend Art Blakey & The Messengers. Since then, he has performed and toured with many of the world’s greatest jazz artists, including Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, Larry Coryell, and many more. With numerous recordings under his own name as a leader, he has also appeared on over 30 more as a sideman and has collaborated on two Grammy recordings.

Described as modest and seemingly shy, Ohno has overcome health challenges in his life that would have potentially ended any musicians career. Surviving both a serious car accident in which his teeth and lips were permanently damaged and a later bout of throat cancer which forced him to relearn his playing, he is a testament to determination and courage, even inspiring a biography and documentary in Japan about his life.

The song was inspired by Musashi, a writer, painter, and undefeated swordsman who lived in the 1500-1600s in Japan. Ohno says, "I wrote the song at a time in my life when I was searching for a particular sense of courage, to be undefeated in the midst of what seemed impossible. It is my hope others might feel that sense of tenacious determination and courage – in an adventurous way."

www.shunzoohno.com

AAA

1st PLACE
Lucy Schwartz
Los Angeles, CA, USA

2nd PLACE
Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3rd PLACE
Dave Crowe (Resin Moon)
Alice Springs, NT, Australia

ADULT CONTEMPORARY (AC)

1st PLACE
Esmay Luck, Max Luck (The Luck), Richard Darbyshire
London, England

2nd PLACE
Worldfly
Darwin, NT, Australia

3rd PLACE
Sarah Packiam, Tim Mitchell
Miami, FL, USA

AMERICANA

1st PLACE
Jesse Terry
Stonington, CT, USA

2nd PLACE
Tom McBride
Boston, MA, USA

3rd PLACE
David Ramirez
Austin, TX, USA

BLUES

1st PLACE
Terry Hanck
Chicago, IL, USA

2nd PLACE
Al Reed
New Orleans, LA, USA

3rd PLACE
Haakon Hoeye, William Troiani
Oslo, Norway

CHILDREN'S MUSIC

1st PLACE
Helen Austin
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

2nd PLACE
Marlowe Stone (Marlowe & The Mix)
Toronto, ON, Canada

3rd PLACE
Jamie Saxe (The Mighty bUZZniks)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

COMEDY/NOVELTY

1st PLACE
Jeff Marx
Los Angeles, CA, USA

2nd PLACE
Mark Silverman
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

3rd PLACE
Pat Godwin
Dallas, PA, USA

COUNTRY

1st PLACE
Adam Eckersley, Jason Reeves, Danelle Joy Leverett
Mannering Park, NSW, Australia

2nd PLACE
Brad Cunningham
Columbia, MO, USA

3rd PLACE
Candice Russell
Tualatin, OR, USA

DANCE/ELECTRONICA

1st PLACE
Richard Pilkington, Jack Jenkins
London, England

2nd PLACE
Cat Jahnke (Cat And The Menagerie)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

3rd PLACE
Beazy
Toronto, Canada

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

1st PLACE
Helen Austin, Paul Otten (Big Little Lions)
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

2nd PLACE
Charles Jenkins (Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3rd PLACE
Luke Brindley
Reston, VA, USA

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC

1st PLACE
Aaron Wagner, Tyler Halford
Weatherford, TX, USA

2nd PLACE
Brant Pethick
Ottawa, ON, Canada

3rd PLACE
John Stoehr, Dave Cleveland
Chattanooga, TN, USA

INSTRUMENTAL

1st PLACE
Jorge Grundman
Madrid, Spain

2nd PLACE
Jim Pfeifer
Gilbert, AZ, USA

3rd PLACE
Moto Fukushima (House Of Waters)
Kobe, Japan

JAZZ

1st PLACE
Yuto Kanazawa
Shirakawa City, Japan

2nd PLACE
Rashid Lanie
Johannesburg, South Africa

3rd PLACE
Jason Anick
Boston, MA, USA

LATIN

1st PLACE
Pedro Rock (Pedro Cordero), Orlando Vitto
Maracay, Venezuela

2nd PLACE
Axe Follin, Mechi Pieretti (4FLY - For Freaks Like You)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

3rd PLACE
Maikel Romera Alonso (Chapa C)
Holguin, Cuba

LYRICS ONLY

1st PLACE
Tony King (Beautifully Mad)
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Read the lyrics for "Billy's Dream"

2nd PLACE
Richard Dames (Endless Naps)
New York, NY, USA

Read the lyrics for "Hope In Harlem"

3rd PLACE
Holly Anton
Youngstown, OH, USA

Read the lyrics for "Bare Bone"

MUSIC VIDEO

1st PLACE
Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Keith Ciancia, Sonny J Mason
Auckland, New Zealand - Director: Guy Franklin

Watch the video for "Come Into My Head"

2nd PLACE
Sebastian Cohen, Yves Roberts, Montgomery Cooper (Clubfeet)
Sydney, NSW, Australia - Director: Josh Thomas

Watch the video for "Everything You Wanted"

3rd PLACE
Bertie Blackman, Francois Tetaz
Northcote, VIC, Australia - Director: Quan Yeomans

Watch the video for "Boy"

PERFORMANCE

1st PLACE
Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Keith Ciancia, Sonny J Mason
Auckland, New Zealand

2nd PLACE
Sophie Hanlon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

3rd PLACE
Niamh Murphy (Foxglove)
Cork, Ireland

POP/TOP 40

1st PLACE
Phildel
London, England

2nd PLACE
Carolyne Neuman (NOVI), Lee Miles
Los Angeles, CA, USA

3rd PLACE
Molly Hunt, Cheyenne Medders, Rebekah Powell
Detroit, MI, USA

R&B/HIP-HOP

1st PLACE
Emmanuel Oware (A.I - Ayisi Ican)
Accra, Ghana

2nd PLACE
(RAS) Riders Against The Storm
Austin, TX, USA

3rd PLACE
Tari Lovell (Tari)
Kingston, Jamaica

ROCK

1st PLACE
Isabella Manfredi, Jack Moffitt, Thomas Champion, Luke Davison (The Preatures)
Sydney, NSW, Australia

2nd PLACE
Benjamin Dowd, Sam Reale, Jordan Hicks (Apes)
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, Australia

3rd PLACE
Calling All Cars
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

TEEN

1st PLACE
Charlotte Sabina
Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

2nd PLACE
Forrest Burnham (Burnham)
Arlington, VT, USA

3rd PLACE
Lileana Ibur (Bella & Lily)
St Louis, MO, USA

WORLD

1st PLACE
Albino Mbie
Maputo, Mozambique

2nd PLACE
Hyenik (Chiasmatic)
Vsetin, Czech Republic

3rd PLACE
Andrew McPherson, Jah Youssouf (Eccodek)
Guelph, ON, Canada

UNSIGNED ONLY

1st PLACE
Ella Mae Bowen, Mark Irwin, Josh Kear
Wahalla, SC, USA

2nd PLACE
Tomas Twyman (CoCo And The Butterfields)
Canterbury, England

3rd PLACE
Ferdinando Arno (Common Mama)
Milan, Italy


HONORABLE MENTION


AAA

Mercy Killer

   

Bertie Blackman, Francois Tetaz (Northcote, VIC, Australia)

Gasoline

   

Christian O'Brien, Phoebe Baker, Louisa James (Alpine) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Westinghouse

   

Conrad Shiner (Bellefonte, PA, USA)

The Youth

   

Danny Odom (Mode) (Grand Junction, CO, USA)

Unseen Things

   

Flashbulb Fires (Denver, CO, USA)

Upsidedownbackwards

   

Julian Temple Wilson (Julian Temple Band) (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Finally Here

   

Justin Froese, Nancy Montgomery (San Diego, CA, USA)

Broke

   

Mia Minichiello, Eric Radloff (Bear Attack) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

So Long

   

Phillip-Michael Scales (Briar Rabbit) (Chicago, IL, USA)

Lo-Fi

   

Sophie Koh, Ben Lee, Brad Wood (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)


ADULT CONTEMPORARY (AC)

Just Another Night

   

Andy Albert, Dan Smyers, Blair Daly, Bobby Huff (Bonaventure) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Remake You Mine

   

Caleb Fletcher (Greenville, SC, USA)

You And I

   

Damien Leith (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Terrifying Love

   

Joe Given (Surrey, BC, Canada)

Silver

   

Lena Fayre, Brian Howes (Manhattan Beach, CA, USA)

Sweet

   

Matt Barus (Dukes) (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Like There Never Was You

   

Nicky Barot, Kenny Lamb, Anthony Little (Los Alamitos, CA, USA)

Nothing Left Here To Burn

   

Stacy Hogan (Nashville, TN, USA)

Running From Love

   

Toby Lightman (New York, NY, USA)


AMERICANA

Good For A Bad Guy

   

Alexis Babini, Adam Tressler (Easton, CT, USA)

Lovin' In The Fall

   

Bex Chilcott (Ruby Boots) (Perth, WA, Australia)

Woke Up On Pills

   

Brendan Willing James (B Willing) (Ojai, CA, USA)

Throw Me A Line

   

Cole Mitchell (Cole Mitchell And The Curs) (Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Outta Here (Ballad Of Chris Green)

   

Cyndi Boste (Hepburn, VIC, Australia)

What We Want

   

Gena Rose Bruce (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Walkin' Shoes

   

Gina Sicilia (Nashville, TN, USA)

If I Were You

   

Jason Horowitz (The Whiskey Farm) (Madison, WI, USA)

The Hardest Thing To See

   

Markus Rill (Munich, Germany)

The Avenue

   

Miles Calder (Miles Calder & The Rumours) (Wellington, New Zealand)

In Lieu Of You

   

Paul Creane (Paul Creane & The Changing Band) (Wexford, Ireland)

Swing Low

   

Scott Nolan (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)


BLUES

Bloodrush

   

Andreas Stamnes (Little Andrew) (Hjorangavag, Norway)

Let Him Be Blues

   

Carole Fredericks (Paris, France)

If Loving You Is Crazy

   

Castro Coleman (Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child) (McComb, MS, USA)

Sun On My Back

   

Ferci Kovacs (T. Rogers) (Budapest, Hungary)

Tell Me

   

Heidi Solheim, Pristine (Tromso, Norway)

What's A Girl To Do

   

Iseula Hingano, Nathan Brett (Blue Eyes Cry) (Newport, VIC, Australia)

I'm Less Blue

   

Jesse Briggs (Yabucoa, Puerto Rico)

It Ain't Mine

   

Linda Rodney (Chocolate Thunder) (Greenville, SC, USA)

Put One Over

   

Matthew Curry & The Fury (Bloomington, IL, USA)

You Ain't Coming Home

   

Paul Turley, Paul Muir (Albany Down) (London, England)

My Hillcountry Blues

   

Rita Engedalen (Kongsberg, Norway)

Twisting The Knife

   

Ronnie Byrd Foster, Bob Greenlee (Carrie A Foster) (Deltona, FL, USA)


CHILDREN'S MUSIC

When I Get Bald

   

Alastair Moock (Medford, MA, USA)

The Fairy Tale Song

   

Deborah L Wedekind, Don Koch (DeDe) (Houston, TX, USA)

I Like Apples

   

Gary Silberman (Gary Kazoo) (Pembroke Pines, FL, USA)

Underneath My Bed

   

Helen Austin (Comox Valley, BC, Canada)

Helmet

   

Joanie Leeds (Joanie Leeds And The Nightlights) (New York, NY, USA)

Fairy Tale Love

   

Lisa Sniderman (Aoede) (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Little Things

   

Lisa Sniderman (Aoede) (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Loose Tooth

   

Mama Mac (Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA)

I Can Do Anything

   

Nathan Meckel (The Happy Racers) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Animal Pals

   

Scott Langley (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Monsters

   

Scott Langley (Sydney, NSW, Australia)


COMEDY/NOVELTY

I'm Goin' Ugly Early Tonight

   

Brent Burns, Bill Whyte, Pete Hourihan (Gulf Shores, AL, USA)

The 12 Drinking Days Of Christmas

   

Danny McMaster (Tallai, QLD, Australia)

Lambchop

   

Emily Pakes (Purdy Holsom) (Durham, NC, USA)

Champagne For My Furby

   

Eric Heidbreder, Andrew Reiman (Springbo) (Merrillville, IN, USA)

That's Why I Keep Him

   

Kacey Jones, Jesse Goldberg, Bill Flowerree (Nashville, TN, USA)

Wood Tick Song

   

Larry Heagle (Menomonie, WI, USA)

Facebook Birthday

   

Matthew Patrick Davis (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

She Doesn't Like Radiohead

   

Matthew Patrick Davis (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Depressed

   

Pat Godwin (Dallas, PA, USA)

Mountain Man

   

Patrick Scott (Nashville, TN, USA)

The Man Flu

   

Roberto Cassani (Perth, Scotland)

She's Got An A$$ That Won't Quit

   

Troy Kokol (Calgary, AB, Canada)


COUNTRY

Wild At Heart

   

Brendan Cooney, Ryan Cooney, David Mozdzanowski, Benjamin Lozano (The Gallery) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Flesh And Bone

   

Casey Barnes, Rick Price (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

His Name Was Sam

   

Ella Mae Bowen, Rachel Thibodeau (Wahalla, SC, USA)

I Have Your Touch

   

Fairchild Brothers (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Mine

   

Jaylene Johnson, Taylor Watson, James Andrew Tooke (Taylor Watson) (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Little Bit Small Town

   

Kaylee Bell, Mike Carr (Waimate, New Zealand)

Wish I Knew

   

Lisa Whitters, Hailey Whitters (Swisher, IA, USA)

Breathe

   

Matt Aslanian, Kent Bell, Kyle Gaston, Justin Haber (Breaking Southwest) (McKinney, TX, USA)

Can't Put You Down

   

Michael Max McGee, Lee Johnson, Scot Miller (Philipsburg, PA, USA)

Better

   

Rick Monroe, Michael Freeman, Eric Torres (Nashville, TN, USA)

Miss You Anywhere

   

SaraBeth Swagerty, Dean Sams, Misty Rae Carson (SaraBeth) (Murphy, TX, USA)


DANCE/ELECTRONICA

Awake

   

Dave Crowe (Resin Moon) (Alice Springs, NT, Australia)

Love Storm

   

Eamonn Lindsay (Dr Teddy De Love), Tia Peyton, Conan Lindsay, Bradley Jackson (Tia Peyton Ft. Bushy Brads) (Dublin, Ireland)

Electrofy

   

Emmanuel Cinq-Mars (DJ 5th Mars) (Montreal, QC, Canada)

Beautiful Mistake

   

Haiydn Zafer (Nez Erok) (Perth, WA, Australia)

Crisis

   

Kavex (Singapore)

#StopHate

   

Kwanza Jones, Luke Tozour, Trevor Gilliland (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Like U

   

Margus Piik (Marcus Peak) (Tallinn, Estonia)

Hero (Ft. Kate Wild)

   

Mon Frere (Brighton, England)

Illegal

   

Randi (Bucharest, Romania)

Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues

   

SAFIA (Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Outside Of Time

   

Shahead Mostafa Far, Juliet Lyons (Shahead Ft. Juliet Lyons) (Tehran, Iran)

Fearless

   

Tiffany Desrosiers, Troy Samson (Langley, BC, Canada)

I Am Only Me

   

Toby Farrugia (St. Julians, Malta)


FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

She's Gone (For Good This Time)

   

Barry Privett, Carter Gravatt, Terry Clark, Jason Neal, Jon Markel (Carbon Leaf) (Richmond, VA, USA)

I Wouldn't Dance

   

David Myles (Halifax, NS, Canada)

Six Three

   

Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

All

   

Jordy Searcy (Fairhope, AL, USA)

Let Yourself

   

Martyn Joseph (Cardiff, Wales)

Part Time Philosopher

   

Megan Slankard, Scott Greiner, Pollen Music Group (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Leaving Familiar

   

Michael Theodore (Toronto, ON, Canada)

All In My Head

   

Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Sparks

   

Myla Smith (Memphis, TN, USA)

All Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait) Ft. Ron Sexsmith

   

Ryan Granville-Martin (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Don't Hurt

   

Sam Weber (North Saanich, BC, Canada)

Sunken Ship

   

Will Dailey (Boston, MA, USA)

I Get High

   

Yuma Sasaki, Marlee Fay (Yokohama, Japan / Portland, OR, USA)


GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Hope Around The Corner

   

About The Author (Ocean Shores, WA, USA)

Shine

   

Carole Fredericks (Paris, France)

Everybody Sing

   

David Leask, Debra Alexander (Mississauga, ON, Canada)

The Lord's Prayer

   

Emmanuel Carlos St. Omer (Castries, St. Lucia)

Avalanche

   

Jacob Thomas (The Crossing Kind), Christina Noelle (Citrus Heights, CA, USA)

We Are Yours

   

Jamie Nunnally (Thomasville, GA, USA)

The One

   

JD Baxter, K Hickin (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

We Cannot Contain All You Pour Out

   

Kris MacQueen (Wilson & MacQueen) (Kitchener, ON, Canada)

Light of Bethlehem

   

Rebecca DeSantis (Beka DeSantis) (Memphis, TN, USA)

Release The Sound

   

Roma Waterman (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

To God Be The Fame

   

Tim Hageland, Tanya Riches (Elliot, IL, USA)


INSTRUMENTAL

Changes

   

Alexandru Simescu (United Simesky Institutes) (Bucharest, Romania)

Monti's Revenge

   

Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberte (Sultans Of String) (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Two Worlds Collide

   

Ed Dampier (Leicester, England)

Mejorana Mesano

   

Eduardo Charpentier de Castro (Panama City, Panama)

Pursuit

   

Lawson Rollins (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Sable

   

Rea Krakover (Fire Hook) (Kfar Aza, Israel)

U-Turn

   

Samantha Robichaud (Riverview, NB, Canada)

Not Yet

   

Sean Wagner (Sean Wagner And The Ne'er Do Wells) (Portland, OR, USA)

Mood Swing

   

Sergey Ignatov (Acoustic Fantasy) (Everett, WA, USA)

Okinawa

   

Shunzo Ohno (Gifu, Japan)

Mystic Journey

   

Yiannis Kapoulas (Toronto, ON, Canada)


JAZZ

Agog

   

Bruno Raberg (Lexington, MA, USA)

King Cyrus Enters Babylon

   

Daren Burns (Sedona, AZ, USA)

My Lover And My Friend

   

Gregg Arthur, Casper Tromp (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Inspiration Point

   

Jason Anick (Boston, MA, USA)

Top Dog

   

Jens Larsen (Traeben) (Skjern, Denmark)

Dog Dance

   

Jerry De Villiers Jr. (St-Hubert, QC, Canada)

Magnetic Whale

   

Luka Veselinovic (Veselino Jazz Project) (Zagreb, Croatia)

Phantom Fish

   

Sergio Galvao (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Bunyips

   

Tony Barnard (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Crossing Colors - Harmony

   

Yuichiro Tokuda (Chiba, Japan)


LATIN

Soledad

   

Agustin Enciso, Carlos Eli Vargas, Gaby Enciso, Tomas Enciso (Elah) (Hermosillo, Mexico)

Tu Amor

   

Angel Eduardo, Henry Alonzo, Omar Galarza (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Ten Cuidao

   

David Frankel (Avenida B) (New York, NY, USA)

Crazy Mambo

   

Dirk Frederik Klawitter Brasil (Sol Naciente Orchestra) (Hamburg, Germany)

Dale Chocolate

   

Don Chezina (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico)

Pobrecita

   

Fabrizio Zoro, Scalici Massimo (La Maxima 79) (Busto Arsizio, Italy)

Menea

   

Gabriel Boyer (GabyBoy) (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Immigrant

   

IMMI, Gray Devio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Dame Un Poquito

   

Juan F. Parra (Juanfran) (Bogota, Colombia)

Algo Que Decir

   

Marisela Puicon (Marisela) (Lima, Peru)

Donde Vivir Es Eterno

   

Martino Succetti, Antonio Leiva, Santiago Larramendi (Fatkingbulla) (Miami, FL, USA)

Hola Gabre

   

Pablo Huaroc (PablogoO) (Lima, Peru)

Ven A Mi

   

Rafael Rioz (Santiago, Chile)

Mariposa

   

Zara Sky (Atlanta, GA, USA)


LYRICS ONLY

French Translation

   

Ad Frank (Somerville, MA, USA)

Mosaic Me

   

Andrea Pandolfi (State College, PA, USA)

I Know Leavin'

   

Brian D. Bell (Madison, WI, USA)

She's My Nicotine

   

Bryan Broussard, Spencer Lull (Ocala, FL, USA)

In Her Arms When I Died

   

Bryan Tess (Tralee, Ireland)

Rocks In My Head

   

Dale Jellings (Madison, WI, USA)

Gospel Of A Fool

   

Glenn Hammerstad (Oslo, Norway)

A Father's Hand

   

J. A. Curliss (Apex, NC, USA)

Last Night Was Whatever

   

Kyla C. Sullivan (Columbia, MD, USA)

Like A Star

   

M.T. Adam (Fulford, BC, Canada)

The Alpha Bet

   

Richard Dames (Endless Naps) (New York, NY, USA)

Closed Door

   

Shane Timmo (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

To The Blues

   

Steve Voitko (Toms River, NJ, USA)


MUSIC VIDEO

Love Burning Alive

   

Lena Fayre, Kosta Lois, Jenn DeCilveo (Los Angeles, CA, USA - Director: Leah McKissock)

Loving Myself

   

Hairy Soul Man (Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Director: Kai Smythe)

My Favourite Time Of Year

   

Leigh Haggerwood (The Florin Street Band) (Bath, England - Director: Nick Bartleet)

Regular Guy

   

Matt Morris, Ben Worley (Old Friends) (Nashville, TN, USA - Director: Nick Serban)

Smoke & Wine

   

Oliver Baines (Flight Brigade) (London, England - Directors: Seth Baines and Pascal Hughes )

Here With Me

   

Robert Gillies (Stirling, Scotland - Director: Oscar Gomez)

Define Me

   

Ryan Amador (Los Angeles, CA, USA - Director: Tom Gustafson)

Separated

   

Stan Lee Cole (Antwerp, Belgium - Director: Mark Borgions)

Falling Apart

   

Themba Thompson (The Khanz) (Sydney, NSW, Australia - Director: Ben Cox)

Stimela

   

Wynter Gordon (New York, NY, USA - Director: Wynter Gordon)


PERFORMANCE

Don't Hold Your Breath

   

Alexa Cerciello (Alexa Marie) (East Islip, NY, USA)

Mercy Killer

   

Bertie Blackman, Francois Tetaz (Northcote, VIC, Australia)

Smells Like Rain

   

Bhavana Reddy, Jonas Blomqvist, Dennis Nilsson (New Dehli, India; Stockholm, Sweden; Vaxjo, Sweden)

Those Were the Days/Sooner Or Later

   

Chase Thompson, Shane Santanna, Zac Burrell (Goodnight Argent) (Pasco, WA, USA)

His Name Was Sam

   

Ella Mae Bowen, Rachel Thibodeau (Wahalla, SC, USA)

Life As An Extra

   

Jacob Jeffries (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

Run To You

   

Jessie Lefebvre (Timmins, ON, Canada)

Two Way Street

   

Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Francois Tetaz (Auckland, New Zealand)

Love Burning Alive

   

Lena Fayre, Kosta Lois, Jenn DeCilveo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Memphis

   

Liz Longley (Nashville, TN, USA)

When I Found You

   

Nakia Reynoso, Barry Goldberg (Nakia) (Austin, TX, USA)

Ehlatini (The Bush)

   

Rashid Lanie (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Fearless

   

Tiffany Desrosiers, Troy Samson (Langley, BC, Canada)


POP/TOP 40

Building Castles

   

Astir (London, England)

Those Were The Days/Sooner Or Later

   

Chase Thompson, Shane Santanna, Zac Burrell (Goodnight Argent) (Pasco, WA, USA)

Beautiful Morning

   

David Samuel Gray (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Boy With A Kite

   

Joe Moralez (Dallas, TX, USA)

Living The Dream

   

Katie Scott, Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kittens Of The Internet) (Auckland, New Zealand)

On The Radio

   

Kawehi Wight (Kawehi) (Eudora, KS, USA)

Kick Drum

   

Kaylee Johnston, Murray Daigle (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Come Into My Head

   

Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Keith Ciancia, Sonny J Mason (Auckland, New Zealand)

Love Burning Alive

   

Lena Fayre, Kosta Lois, Jenn DeCilveo (Manhattan Beach, CA, USA)

Push Play

   

Szymon Folwarczny, Mikolaj Marcela, Patrycja Zarychta (Magnetic Clouds) (Katowice, Poland)

Walk Away

   

Tara Simon (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Hey Adam Levine

   

Tim Mahoney (Minneapolis, MN, USA)


R&B/HIP-HOP

Take My Crown

   

Acer (Leicester, England)

Lioness

   

Ayvee (Foster City, CA, USA)

Outside

   

Ben Polinsky (Red Martina) (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Caroline

   

Daniel Kushnir (Pause) (Venice, CA, USA)

Have You Seen

   

Daniel Kushnir (Pause) (Venice, CA, USA)

Baby Mama

   

Ebedoz (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Hell Of A Night

   

Kyle Bent (Randolph, MA, USA)

Superstar

   

Leroy Hunt (Spoat) (Miami, FL, USA)

Drummers And Healers

   

Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Peterson-DeLaire (fDeluxe) (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Rock-A-Bye

   

Ray Clayton (Ray) (London, England)

Never Made It

   

Teri "Lyric" Green (Chicago, IL, USA)


ROCK

Your Love Don't Kill Me

   

Blood Red Boots (Chicago, IL, USA)

Neon Cola Signs

   

Eric Robinson, Mike Willmett, James Laubscher, Daniel Murphy (My Fiction) (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

You Say

   

Frank Fussa (Morning Fuzz) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

My Juliet

   

Gavin Dean (The Deans) (Galway, Ireland)

Louie

   

James Mullally (Bearbones) (Athlone, Ireland)

Make Your Colors Run

   

Matthew Cates, Aaron Cates (The Daily Howl) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Me

   

Nicky Barot, Billy Austin (Los Alamitos, CA, USA)

The Way You Are

   

Peter Hickman (London, England)

Anyhow

   

Take Shelter (Montreal, QC, Canada)

One More Time

   

The Easy Hearts (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Searching

   

The Fool (Mexico City, Mexico)

The Night Has An Alibi

   

Wons Phreely (Perth, WA, Australia)


TEEN

Over The Fence

   

Andrea Kaden (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

You're Beautiful

   

Carmen Brandy (Safety Harbor, FL, USA)

Ceaseless Goodbye

   

Imogen Clark (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Damn Cigarettes

   

Jenny Tolman (Brentwood, TN, USA)

Crazy, Crazy

   

Madisyn Elise (College Park, GA, USA)

Armistice Day

   

Matt Jaffe (Matt Jaffe & The Distractions) (San Francisco, CA, USA)

A Girl's Advice (The X-Box Song)

   

Meadow Ryann (Charlestown, IN, USA)

Fight For You

   

Olivia Penalva (Vernon, BC, Canada)

Kiss You

   

Ruby Montey (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

Ended

   

Sophie Rose Abrams (Sophie Rose) (Hidden Hills, CA, USA)

Boston

   

Spencer Hendricks (Pipe Dream) (Chagrin Falls, OH, USA)

Homework

   

Victoria Celestine (San Antonio, TX, USA)

Day Mne Ispit' (Let Me Indulge)

   

Vladislav Kurasov (Kiev, Ukraine)


WORLD

African Shaker Jam

   

Alex Kajumulo (Muleba, Tanzania)

Tirpini

   

Alise Ketnere (Fox Lima) (Ogre, Latvia)

Sukuma Wiki

   

Annette Oduor (AnnieSoul) (Nairobi, Kenya)

Fire

   

Gustav Rasmussen, Michael Blicher (The KutiMangoes) (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Newborn

   

Iqram Magdon-Ismail (Iqram) (Harare, Zimbabwe)

Price Of Everything

   

Meta Dia (Meta & The Cornerstones) (New York, NY, USA)

Alabe

   

Pedro Logan (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Brahmskovskaya

   

Peter Lang, Jost Knapp (Gimpelakwa) (Leipzig, Germany)

Kuimba

   

Richard Gannaway, Miriam Stockley, Jay Oliver (AOMUSIC) (Asheville, NC, USA)

Sitti (Granny)

   

The Chehade Brothers, Elia Azzar, Michel Elefteriades (The Chehade Brothers) (Beirut, Lebanon)


UNSIGNED ONLY

Building Castles

   

Astir (London, England)

Step Inside

   

Azaria Byrne, Kara Jayne, Jordan McDonald, Ronnie Simmonsa (The Art) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Yet...

   

Claire Nordstrom (Pacific Palisades, CA, USA)

Muscles And Bones

   

Esmay Luck, Max Luck, Richard Darbyshire (The Luck) (London, England)

It's Probably Over

   

Jacob Washington (The Hearts Bleed) (San Diego, CA, USA)

Louie

   

James Mullally (Bearbones) (Athlone, Ireland)

Terrifying Love

   

Joe Given (Surrey, BC, Canada)

Loved At All

   

Joel Ansett (Spokane, WA, USA)

Living The Dream

   

Katie Scott, Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kittens Of The Internet) (Auckland, New Zealand)

Smoke & Wine

   

Oliver Baines (Flight Brigade) (London, England)

My Dark Crusade

   

Sophie Hanlon (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Falling Apart

   

Themba Thompson (The Khanz) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)


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Kiev, Ukraine


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