2016


GRAND PRIZE

Matt Epp, Faouzia Ouihya (Matt Epp Ft. Faouzia)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada / Carman, MB, Canada

The Grand Prize winning duet, “The Sound” is the perfect synergy between the seasoned Canadian troubador Matt Epp and the Morocco-born Manitoba-raised 16-year old phenom Faouzia. A great duet can be magical, and “The Sound” is just that. It showcases the talents of each songwriter and singer, interweaving the yin and yang of Epp’s stark, tender vocals with Faouzia’s soaring delivery. Their contrasting styles and interpretation of the soulful lyrics and melody express the song’s sentiment, conveying a yearning and vulnerability.

The collaboration came about when Epp was on tour in Germany and received an email from his infant daughter, who he had been writing to since she was a newborn. The unexpected email from her read "What sound does a longing heart make?” In a hotel bathroom, he tearfully wrote the chorus of this song.

Fast forward a few months to when Epp was assigned to mentor a group of talented young performers; among the participants in the program was Faouzia. Perhaps unlikely kindred spirits, Epp and Faouzia formed a quick friendship, and they finished the song together. The song went to #1 on the Top 20 CBC radio chart in Canada, and it recently earned the SOCAN No. 1 Song Award in Canada based on its radio success.

https://www.facebook.com/matteppmusic
https://www.facebook.com/faouziaofficial

 

AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

1st PLACE
Jason Dill, Frank Hammonds, Brock Berryhill, Stephen Campbell, Evan Coffman (The Upset Victory)
Cincinnati, OH, USA

2nd PLACE
Tom Iansek, Jo Syme (Big Scary)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3rd PLACE
Phebe Starr
Sydney, NSW, Australia

AC (Adult Contemporary)

1st PLACE
Lauren Riley, Melissa Fuller, Joel Heumann (Lauren Riley)
Cave Creek, AZ, USA

2nd PLACE
Grace Kelly, April Bender (Grace Kelly)
New York, NY, USA

3rd PLACE
Rob Storm
Johannesburg, South Africa

AMERICANA

1st PLACE
Grace Askew
Memphis, TN, USA

2nd PLACE
Tim Easton
Nashville, TN, USA

3rd PLACE
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Woodford, QLD, Australia

BLUES

1st PLACE
Thessex Johns (Johnny Drummer)
Chicago, IL, USA

2nd PLACE
Jai Malano, Daniel Barrett (JaiDan)
Austin, TX, USA

3rd PLACE
Spencer Mackenzie, Richard Mackenzie (Spencer Mackenzie)
Ridgeway, ON, Canada

CHILDREN'S MUSIC

1st PLACE
Lucy Kalantari
Brooklyn, NY, USA

2nd PLACE
Lalo Crane, Kyler England (Freckleland)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

3rd PLACE
Laszlo Kerekgyarto, Csilla Kovacs (Buborek Band)
Budapest, Hungary

CHRISTIAN

1st PLACE
Ryan Payne, Jeff Edgel, Christian Morris, Melanie Morris (Attaboy)
Huntington, IN, USA

2nd PLACE
Jaylene Johnson
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

3rd PLACE
Troy Kokol, Tenille Nadkrynechny (Tenille)
Calgary, AB, Canada

COMEDY/NOVELTY

1st PLACE
Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall, Louis Schoorl (Kate Miller-Heidke Ft. The Beards)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

2nd PLACE
Joey White
Upper Arlington, OH, USA

3rd PLACE
John Pearson, Dave Freeland (Johnny and the TipperZ)
Ossining, NY, USA

COUNTRY

1st PLACE
Caitlin Notey, Matias Mora, Jeannie Lurie, Keith Armstrong
Los Angeles, CA, USA

2nd PLACE
Caitlin Rushing
Orlando, FL, USA

3rd PLACE
Katrina Burgoyne, Goran Kralj, Joe Doyle (Katrina Burgoyne)
Gunnedah, NSW, Australia / Nashville, TN, USA

EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

1st PLACE
Sophie Simmons
Los Angeles, CA, USA

2nd PLACE
Adam Katz, Tim Maxx (Tim Maxx Ft. Adam Katz)
Sydney, NSW, Australia / Los Angeles, CA, USA

3rd PLACE
Zimri, John Hiler, KVSH (Zimri)
Nashville, TN, USA / Chicago, IL, USA / Belo Horizonte, Brazil

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

1st PLACE
Prateek Kuhad
New Delhi, India

2nd PLACE
Nate Ihara
Chantilly, VA, USA

3rd PLACE
Joe Brooks
Southampton, England

INSTRUMENTAL

1st PLACE
Gustavo Assis-Brasil
Santa Maria, Brazil / Arlington, MA, USA

2nd PLACE
Dexter Britain
Brighton, England

3rd PLACE
Yves Barbieux (Urban Trad)
Marche en Famenne, Belgium

JAZZ

1st PLACE
Shunzo Ohno
Gifu, Japan

2nd PLACE
Paolo Fresu (Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu)
Berchidda, Italy

3rd PLACE
Xavier Faro (Meajam)
Cahors, France

LATIN

1st PLACE
Maca Torres
La Serena, Chile

2nd PLACE
Oscar Jimenez (Oscar Jimenez Ft. La Phonoclorica)
Barranquilla, Colombia / Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3rd PLACE
Cindy Arguello, Javier Arguello (Chaostronaut)
Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

LYRICS ONLY

1st PLACE
Gordon Anthony Patrick Barry
Wexford, Ireland

Read the lyrics for "Devil And St. Jesus"

2nd PLACE
Michael Harmel (Government Town)
Regina, SK, Canada

Read the lyrics for "Diamonds"

3rd PLACE
Salar Nasir Khan (Salar Khan)
Peshawar, Pakistan

Read the lyrics for "Lost "

MUSIC VIDEO

1st PLACE
Claire Pamella Kamahoro (Kleyah)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Watch the video for "African Drum - Directed by Justin Campos"

2nd PLACE
Tan Peng Sing, Johnathan Lim, Jonathan Ong, Jeryl Yeo, Siow Wen Sing (Take Two)
Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Watch the video for "In Your Arms - Directed by SNAP Productions & Take Two"

3rd PLACE
Piper Madison
Louisville, KY, USA

Watch the video for "Those Girls"

PERFORMANCE

1st PLACE
Glenn Cardier
Sydney, NSW, Australia

2nd PLACE
Taavi Paomets, Sander Molder (Avoid Dave)
Tallinn, Estonia

3rd PLACE
Tatiana Mayfield, Ben Bohorquez (Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield)
Fort Worth, TX, USA

POP/TOP 40

1st PLACE
Fly By Midnight
Staten Island, NY, USA

2nd PLACE
Carla Cappa (CAPPA), Kenny Fleetwood, Dylan Bauld
Philadelphia, PA, USA

3rd PLACE
Ravi Kumar, Anjulie Persaud, David Bache (Anjulie)
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

R&B/HIP-HOP

1st PLACE
Ravi Kumar, Whitney Phillips, Zac Poor, David Bache (Zac Poor)
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

2nd PLACE
Kyle Bent
Randolph, MA, USA

3rd PLACE
Paul Evans
Los Angeles, CA, USA

ROCK

1st PLACE
David Leaupepe (Gang Of Youths)
Sydney, NSW, Australia

2nd PLACE
Keaton Simons, John Nathaniel (Keaton Simons)
Laval, QC, Canada

3rd PLACE
Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band)
Montreal, QC, Canada

TEEN

1st PLACE
Kayla Korpics
Gibsonton, FL, USA

2nd PLACE
Avonlea
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

3rd PLACE
Olivia Swinton
Scarsdale, NY, USA

UNPUBLISHED

1st PLACE
Matt Gresham
Perth, WA, Australia

2nd PLACE
Thom Chacon
Durango, CO, USA

3rd PLACE
Holly Harding, Jungle Boi, Mallie
London, England

UNSIGNED ONLY

1st PLACE
Mike Chetcuti (Lava Dolls)
Hamilton, ON, Canada

2nd PLACE
Raquel Cole, Jack Williams, Jon Coleman (Raquel Cole)
Vernon, BC, Canada

3rd PLACE
Council
Baldwinsville, NY, USA

WORLD

1st PLACE
Daby Toure
Paris, France

2nd PLACE
Dino Miranda
Maputo, Tchumene, Mozambique

3rd PLACE
Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, Salar Hamzei
Tehran, Iran


HONORABLE MENTION


AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

Mind The Gap

   

Adam Carl Stephens (Shetdogs) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Animal

   

Anna Breeding, Jordan Breeding, Jonathan Huang, Caleb Gritsko, Jeremy Hashiguchi (Skyward) (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

Friday 14

   

Aram Rian, May (Friday 14) (Yerevan, Armenia)

Aria

   

Cito, Erin Alden (Cito) (Johannesburg, South Africa)

All Eyes In The Room

   

Gareth Thomas (Auckland, New Zealand)

Mother

   

Jerry Williams, Dan Brown (Jerry Williams) (Portsmouth, England)

Closer

   

Joe Nuttall (Enola Fall) (Hobart, TAS, Australia)

When Darkness Finds You

   

Joseph Church (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

All Tied Up

   

Julia Grayling (Chicago, IL, USA)

King Of Electricity

   

Kevin Collins (The Lost Revival) (Columbus, OH, USA)

Fly Home

   

Mohsin Zaman (Karachi, Pakistan)

Fiend

   

Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band) (Montreal, QC, Canada)

Home

   

Thea Pitogo, Darryl Tingzon, Jasfer Pala, Ronald Tubio, Paul Jaso (THEA) (Davao City, Philippines)

Memories Now

   

Tudor Chirila, Eugen Caminschi, Lucian Cioarga, Gelu Ionescu, Dan Opris (Vama) (Bucharest, Romania)


AC (Adult Contemporary)

Nineteen

   

Ashlinn McFarlane, Jake Odendaal, Simeon Kriel (Ashlinn Gray) (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)

Empire

   

Drew Ryniewicz, Roxy Florido, Tova Litvin (Drew) (Nashville, TN, USA)

California Blues Ft. Belinda Carlisle

   

Gabe Lopez (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Only You And Me

   

Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley (Stone Parade) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Love Love Love

   

IVO, Brendan Wade (Luzern, Switzerland)

Halfway Out Of Love

   

Jordan Richman, Griffith Frank, Rayvon Owen, Samuel Plotkin (Jordan Richman Ft. Rayvon Owen) (Elk Grove, CA, USA)

Soulshine

   

Katrina Stone, Benj Heard (AamityMae) (Burbank, CA, USA)

Built This House

   

Kris Angelis, Morgan Taylor Reid, Alexander Cardinale (Kris Angelis) (Gainesville, FL, USA / Carmel, CA, USA)

Hold You Tighter

   

Kyle Matthew Reynolds, Sam Mackenzie Ellis (Kyle Reynolds) (Laguna Beach, CA, USA)

Smile

   

Leonardo Antinori, Giorgi Antinori (GIORGI+LEO) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Coming For You

   

Manuela Wuthrich, Ari Mastoras, Jasmine Baird Denham (Nuela Charles) (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

We Dream In Color

   

Shani Rose, Chelsea Davis (Roseport) (Woodland Hills, CA, USA)


AMERICANA

The Way I Love You Now

   

Austin Thompson (The Way Down Wanderers) (Peoria, IL, USA)

Dead Man's Shoes

   

Brock Zeman (Lanark, ON, Canada)

Wolves (At My Door)

   

David Roddie (Glasgow, Scotland)

Don't Bet Against Me

   

David Sickmen (Hackensaw Boys) (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

Hank And Tammy

   

Liam Gerner, Eric Lynn (Liam Gerner) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Better

   

Markus Rill, Dave Sutherland, Annika Feeling (Markus Rill and the Troublemakers) (Frankfurt, Germany)

They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To

   

Matt Ellis, Paul Chesne (Sydney, NSW, Australia / Los Angeles, CA, USA)

I'm Your Man

   

Matt Joe Gow (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Nightingale

   

Michael Harmel (Government Town) (Regina, SK, Canada)

Preacher

   

Robert J. Hunter (London, England)

Living In The Dark

   

Sam Buckingham (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

I Will Rise

   

Sara Petite (Sumner, WA, USA)

When The Money's All Gone

   

Shane Nicholson (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)


BLUES

Tell Me It's Over

   

Aminah Hughes (Perth, WA, Australia)

Wave Goodbye

   

Angie Haze (The Angie Haze Project) (Akron, OH, USA)

Can't Be Trusted

   

Asa Broomhall (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

Teddy Bear

   

Bette Stuy (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Under The Influence

   

Billy Price, Fred Chapellier (Billy Price) (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

I Still Feel The Same

   

Darren Watson (Wellington, New Zealand)

Juke Joint On Moses Lane

   

Fiona Boyes (Yamba, NSW, Australia)

Hold On Me

   

Hamish Anderson (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Borderline

   

Les Copeland (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

My Thing Is You

   

Pat O'Brien (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Cat And Mouse

   

Sari Schorr, Mike Vernon, Quique Bonal (Sari Schorr) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

All I Wanna Do

   

Suzie Vinnick, Steve Strongman (Suzie Vinnick) (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)

A Blind Man

   

Thessex Johns (Johnny Drummer) (Chicago, IL, USA)


CHILDREN'S MUSIC

The Family Song

   

Benny Thatcher (Benny Time) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Science Is The Recipe

   

Dinah Desrochers, Christina Jones, Aaron Cadwaladr, Brendan Holm (The Kerplunks) (Gabriola Island, BC, Canada)

The Silly Pirate Song

   

Jack Hartmann (Largo, FL, USA)

On The Inside

   

Jennifer Paskow, Joanna de Seyne (Jennifer Paskow) (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

Somos Amigos

   

Justin Lansing, Joe Mailander (The Okee Dokee Brothers) (Denver, CO, USA)

You Can Be You

   

Kath Bee (Auckland, New Zealand)

Pretending

   

Kristy Coote, Clive Young (Kristy Coote) (Newcastle, NSW, Australia)

Don't Stay In Your Jammies All Day

   

Morgan Hannaford, Martha Boyle (Honeybee) (Redding, CA, USA)

When I Grow Up

   

Nathalia Palis, Brian McLaughlin (Nathalia) (Barranquilla, Colombia)

You Can Do It

   

Rory Gardiner (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Baby In Mum's Tummy

   

Sibylla Stephen, Bethany Stephen (Teeny Tiny Stevies) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

If I Were

   

Sylvie Simhon (Bogota, Colombia)

Fireworks

   

Vanessa Trien, Adam Michael Rothberg (Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys) (New York, NY, USA)


CHRISTIAN

A Million Stars

   

Brant Pethick, Jaylene Johnson, Arun Chaturvedi (Brant Pethick) (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Caving In

   

Dave Saxby (Mackay, QLD, Australia)

Unthinkable

   

Jason Earley, Ryan Kennedy (Jason Earley) (Sharps Chapel, TN, USA)

Made To Dance

   

Kyle Bowen, Christopher Carrion, Cameron Stymeist, David Thaw (Undone) (Winters, CA, USA)

All I'll Ever Need

   

Logan Prescott (Desoto, TX, USA)

So Alive

   

Michael Morehead (Circa 71) (Benton, AR, USA)

Wonder

   

Michelle V (MILOU) (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

Whole With Him

   

Nick Allen (Star, NC, USA)

Never Leave Or Forsake Us

   

Thomas Drakeford Lanier (Drakeford) (Chattanooga, TN, USA)

She Could Fly

   

Wayne V. Rachel (Love Rain) (Suffolk, England)

Stand For Love

   

Wayne V. Rachel (Love Rain) (Suffolk, England)


COMEDY/NOVELTY

Stupid Kids

   

Derek Richards (Detroit, MI, USA)

Your Name Again (An Honest Pick Up Song)

   

Joey White (Upper Arlington, OH, USA)

I Used To Be Cool

   

Keir Nuttall (Fatty Gets A Stylist) (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

Cute Song

   

Mean Wendy Band (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Chemistry

   

Nathan Chapman (Nathleigh) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Cheesy Love Song

   

Paul Peglar (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

D On E

   

Rob Hershey (Rob On The Cob) (Wheeling, WV, USA)

Scrawny Little Ronnie

   

Rob Hershey, Brennan Walsh, Seth Ferguson, Ben Crannell (Hot Dog Boys) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Chicken Fry

   

Seth Edward, Edward James (Seth Edward) (Columbus, MS, USA)

Caffeine

   

Steve Couch (Davenport, IA, USA)

The Booty Song

   

Susi Prendergast (The Additives) (Perth, WA, Australia)

Faith Hill

   

Tim Cavanagh (Chicago, IL, USA)

Dry Your Eyes Jesus

   

Ursula Burns (Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)


COUNTRY

All I Got Going Is You

   

Blair Mathews, Keith Dozier (AJ Engstrom) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Good At Being Young

   

Dave Carlson, Julia Carlson, Brock Berryhill, Jay Brunswick (Wild Life Crush) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Crazy But True

   

Gordon Stransky, Cedric Israel (Gordon Stransky) (New York, NY, USA)

Home Is Home

   

Jacqui Verellen (Jacqui V), Jeff Pardo (Chatham, ON, Canada)

Workin' On Whiskey

   

Jessica Mitchell, Patricia Conroy, David Thomson (Jessica Mitchell) (London, ON, Canada)

S-Class

   

Jordan Richman, James Lynch, Hannah Huntley (The SLVR Tongues) (Elk Grove, CA, USA)

Burn Baby Burn

   

Kirsty Lee Akers, Trey Bruce (Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia)

Red, White And Blue Jeans

   

Preston Dalton, Spencer Dalton, Aaron Henningsen (Dalton Brothers) (Franklin, TN, USA)

Imogene

   

Raquel Cole, Jack Williams, Jon Coleman (Raquel Cole) (Vernon, BC, Canada)

Ride

   

Ron Day, Ted Bazarnik (Ron Day) (Seattle, WA, USA)

The Reason

   

Tim Gates, Brad Hull, Jason Deere (Tim Gates) (Nashville, TN, USA)

Quitter

   

Troy Castellano, Brett Mandel (Troy Castellano) (Isanti, MN, USA)


EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

Broken

   

Alex Marie Brinkley, Chas Tackett (Alex Marie Brinkley) (Fort Worth, TX, USA)

Space Monk

   

Alexander Yudin (Alex Praha) (Saratov, Russia)

On The Line

   

Cam Nacson, Toby Chew Lee (MOZA) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Love Like This

   

Cris Corona, Jason Rich (The Innov8tors) (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

Light Up The Sky

   

J Packer, L Jeske (Groove State) (Melbourne , VIC, Australia)

Something Of Fantasy

   

Jesse Batten (RANEN) (North Hollywood, CA, USA)

Bonfire Dream

   

Matt Bekker, Andy Shim, Ruby Antolin, Lukas Untersteiner (Robot Jox x Bad Kid Billy) (Seattle, WA, USA)

Hold Me Tight

   

Oliver Voigt (Rezounder) (Stuttgart, Germany)

Tribo

   

Princeloo (Port-Au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti)

Don't Stop Luvin Me

   

Ravi Kumar, IamBaddluck, David Bache (IamBaddluck) (Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England)

Bleed Sunlight Ft. D-Lake

   

Shane Burgess, D-Lake (Shane Burgess) (Goulburn, NSW, Australia)

Ready

   

Silvina Disla (Silvina) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Get Away

   

Steve Tarta (Steve Oh!) (Turin, Italy)


FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

End Of The World

   

Anelda Spence, Jedidiah Freiheit (Wintrow Ft. Jedidiah) (Pretoria, South Africa)

Looking For A Fight

   

Benjamin Dakota Rogers (Brantford, ON, Canada)

Nothing In This World That We Can't Do Ft. Brook McWhorter

   

Clark van Norris (Atlanta, GA, USA)

End Of War

   

Eric Colville (Gloucester, MA, USA)

In The Quieter Times

   

Helen Austin, Paul Otten (Big Little Lions) (Royston, BC, Canada / Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Lock And Key

   

Joe McGowan (Laurens, SC, USA)

I Came From Pluto

   

Liam Cloud (London, England)

Behind You With Knives

   

Mike Chetcuti (Lava Dolls) (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

Maggie And Me

   

Rodrigo "Yiyo" Guerra (Poser) (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Easy Heart

   

Thom Chacon (Durango, CO, USA)

Steady As You Go

   

Tiz McNamara (Cork, Ireland)

Here I Am

   

Victoria Celestine (Austin, TX, USA)


INSTRUMENTAL

Siberia

   

Artem Yakushenko, Yriy Matveev (Two Siberians) (Moscow, Russia)

Beroke

   

Chris Andrew (Hutchinson Andrew Trio) (Calgary, AB, Canada)

Laberinto

   

Cielo Pordomingo (Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina)

The Raconteur

   

Eamonn Watt (Eamonn Watt/The Virtual Conductor) (Sandwick, Scotland)

The Prophet

   

Gavin Libotte (Urban Gypsies Quartet) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Firestorm

   

Genevieve Salamone (The One-Woman Symphony) (Des Moines, IA, USA)

Lock Up The Heat

   

Louis Larouche (Levis, QC, Canada)

Sand

   

Marcin Ciszczon, Rafal Olewnicki, Lukasz Dudzinski (WTRDPS) (Rybnik, Poland)

Django's Rainy Heart

   

Michael Paouris (Athens, Greece)

Lion's Drum

   

Michel Goguen (Open Strum) (Moncton, NB, Canada)

Chase

   

Nikola Starcevic (Belgrade, Serbia)


JAZZ

How To Lamp

   

Dave Hassell (Dave Hassell Quintet) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Choice

   

Eden Bareket (Eden Bareket Trio) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Upside Swagger

   

Eli Bennett (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Letter To The Spring

   

Hye-Jeung Kang (Lunaria) (Seoul, South Korea)

Well Red

   

Jason Anick (Jason Anick and Jason Yeager) (Portsmouth, NH, USA)

Ballad Of The Innocent

   

Jeff Siegel (Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet Ft. Feya Faku) (Shokan, NY, USA)

Are You Kidding Me?!

   

Jim Whitney (Franconia, NH, USA)

Yasou-kyoku

   

Masashi Miyamoto (Shinjuku-ku, Japan)

Two In One

   

Ryo Hatakeyama (Kobe, Japan)

I Can't Take It Anymore

   

Salvatore Cirillo (Caserta, Italy)

Blue Reflection

   

Shota Yamamoto (Kyoto Composers Jazz Orchestra) (Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan)

Sanctum

   

Yuto Kanazawa (Shirakawa City, Fukushima, Japan)


LATIN

Estilo Latino

   

Ale Y Anton (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Tan Bella

   

Alex Torres (Nuevo Hit) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Fantasia

   

C-Lo Almany (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Por Tenerte Aqui

   

Emmanuel Briceno, Melissa Malavasi (Meli Malavasi) (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Lo Imposible

   

Gonzalo Banados (Santiago, Chile)

Salgo A La Calle

   

Kevin Navarro Baez (NexusminaTi Ft. K-Shadow) (Candelero Abajo, Humacao, Puerto Rico)

El Pintor

   

Manuel Alejandro Carro (Manuel Alejandro) (Camaguey, Cuba)

Quiero Conocerte

   

Mauricio Enriquez, Leonel Rodriguez (Mauricio Enriquez) (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Baila Al Son

   

Nicole Samara Ortiz (Stella) (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Sobrepeso

   

Ramses Escalante Soberanis (Ramses Oficial) (Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)

Bailando Todo Pasa

   

Tamas Bodzsar, Leo Wilber (Barrio Latino Hungria) (Budapest, Hungary)

Pero Yo

   

Tiffany Joy, Daniel Maqui Reyes Copete (IndiviDuo) (San Jose, CA, USA)


LYRICS ONLY

Black And Blue

   

Alia Bhimji (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Baltimore (The Ballad Of Freddie Gray)

   

Blake O'Neal (Chicago, IL, USA)

Father To A Son

   

Eric Borgos (Northampton, MA, USA)

Ceiling

   

Feno Ramorasata (Fenmore) (Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Outskirts

   

Harvey Downes (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Faded Star

   

John Walsh (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Never Be A King

   

Laurentiu Matei (Matei) (Curtea de Arges, Romania)

Gone For Good

   

Mike Guiney (Gananoque, ON, Canada)

Who I'm Becomin

   

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

Closed Door

   

Shane Timmo (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

The Red White And Blue

   

Tony King (Bermagui, NSW, Australia)

Collateral Damage

   

Trina Headley (Bridgetown, Barbados)


MUSIC VIDEO

Echoes Ft. Sans - Directed by Gerard Elmore

   

Aidan James (Honolulu, HI, USA)

Headed North - Directed by Ethan Gold

   

Essence Goldman, Jeffrey Pease (Essence) (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Cool Under Fire - Directed by The Baker Boys

   

Glenn Cardier (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Directed by Richard Paris Wilson

   

Kais Khoury (KAIS) (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

I Will - Directed by Jesse Anderson

   

Kirsty Lee Akers, Jerry Salley (Kirsty Lee Akers) (Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia)

How Can I Love - Directed by Jesse Combs, Manika Ward

   

Manika Ward (Manika), Mark Qura Rankin (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Il Nostro Amore (Our Love) - Directed by Mario Eleveld

   

Max Himmelreich, Brandi Himmelreich, Peter Hageres (BRAXI) (Pensacola, FL, USA)

One More Thrill - Directed by Mike Bruce

   

Rob Kolar (Kolars) (Echo Park, CA, USA)

You Are My Beat - Directed by Eytan Ashkenazi

   

Ron Karseboom (La Pequena) (Zoran, Israel)

Spectrum - Directed by Ben Hassey, Ryan Amador

   

Ryan Amador, Daniel Weidlein (Ryan Amador) (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA)

Underwater - Directed by Jake Brinn

   

Taylor Jones (Stella Jones) (Chesapeake, VA, USA)


PERFORMANCE

Flew

   

Angeelia Maasik, Andres Kopper (Angeelia Ft. NOEP) (Tallinn, Harju, Estonia)

22

   

Caitlin Notey (Huxlee) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

City On Fire

   

Chris Mann, Liz Rose, Mark Hammond (Chris Mann) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

That's Enough

   

Chrissy Albice, Jake Torrey (Jake Torrey) (Fort Thomas, KY, USA)

Brussel Sprout

   

Courtney Hale, David Strangio (Courtney Hale) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

What I Need

   

Julie Cymek, Jaime Horrigan, Omar ElDieahy, Don Boyette (Sweet Leda) (Annapolis, MD, USA)

You've Underestimated Me, Dude

   

Kate Miller-Heidke, Pip Norman (Kate Miller-Heike) (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

The Day I Die

   

Mathew van Vooght, Luca Fogale (Mathew V) (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Love Me Back

   

Rosa Strandfort (The Rosa) (Lyngby, Denmark)

Touch Me

   

Sarah Cobb (ESS SEE) (Little Rock, AR, USA)

Breathless

   

Tamsin Al Awa (London, England)

Devil's On The Downslide

   

Vanessa Collier (Columbia, MD, USA)

Cold As Stone

   

Vicki Brittle (Arnprior, ON, Canada)

I Wish You Would

   

Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Afika Nxumalo, Like Minds (Ava Gold) (Miami, FL, USA)


POP/TOP 40

Immune

   

Ravi Kumar, David Bache, IamBADDLUCK (IamBaddluck) (Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England)

Best Friends

   

Aleisha Conlay (Allie & Ivy) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Silhouette Ft. Renee Dominique

   

Amir Masoh (The Valiant Heart) (Singapore, Republic of Singapore)

Slowly Creeping Back

   

Ben Crawford, Zac Crawford (Crawford Brothers) (Hinton, NSW, Australia)

Down In The City

   

Elena Goddard, Pablo San Martin (Elena Goddard) (Smithers, BC, Canada)

Break First

   

Esteban Calderon, Griffith Frank (ESTICOandGRIFF) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Shero

   

Holly Harding, Jungle Boi, Tekiva (Holly Harding) (London, England)

Don't Give Up The Night

   

Jason Dill, Frank Hammonds, Stephen Campbell, Brock Berryhill, Evan Coffman (The Upset Victory) (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

As Long As I've Got You

   

Kiley Halpern (Ki), Erik Pierce (San Diego, CA, USA)

Don't Break My Heart

   

Lucas Parry, Shep Gibson (Poptropica) (Sydney, CA, USA)

Survive On Love

   

Matt Gresham (Perth, WA, Australia)

Ride This Feeling

   

The New Electric (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Put It Down On Me

   

Tina Loranger (Tinah), Mark Zubek (Toronto, ON, Canada)


R&B/HIP-HOP

Casualty

   

Alexandra Imrich (Sarsha Simone), Darlington Peters (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Gone Til November Ft. HayStak

   

Jake M. Lipton, Jason Winfree (Fortune) (Marin County, CA, USA)

My Victory Ft. Anna

   

Jeremy Gentile (Jaiz) (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Burn. Build. Repeat.

   

Kevin Andreas (New York, NY, USA)

Queen

   

Krista Gonzales, Ian Nieman (Graph) (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Pray For Me

   

Marissa Arguijo, Telling Beatzz (Layla Khepri) (Capitol Heights, MD, USA)

Incredible

   

Natasha Pheko, Christian Mombru (Phe) (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Thinking Bout You

   

Nick de la Hoyde, Joseph de la Hoyde (Nick de la Hoyde) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Crave You

   

Nina Sung, Reed Izumi (NinaReed) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

No Chill

   

TeeJay (Wichita, KS, USA)

54321

   

Tey Orion (Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Crime Wave

   

Walk Miles (The Walkman) (St. Louis, MO, USA)


ROCK

All Out

   

Corjan de Raaf, Bart Janssen (Stage Republic) (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Rust To Gold

   

Council (Baldwinsville, NY, USA)

Wasting Time

   

Dallas Frasca, Jeff Curran, Josh Eales (Dallas Frasca) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Supermassive Automatic

   

Dylan Patrick Hansen, Jesse Lee Scarpone, William Daniel Remel III (Kick the Robot) (Dacula, GA, USA)

Walls Of Utopia

   

Felix Hochkeppel, Marius Hinkelmann, Jan-Ole Waschkau (OH FYO!) (Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

Sherpa

   

Giacomo Gelati (Altre di B) (Bologna, Italy)

The Love

   

Jeremy Colon (F & L) (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)

Ceasefire

   

Kid Beyond, Johnny Nails (Kid Beyond) (San Francisco, CA, USA)

No Going Back

   

Nathan Till (Ghosts of Social Networks) (Manchester, Lancashire, England)

Sunlight Fading Away

   

Pigeon Park (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Come Alive

   

Ryan Payne, Jeff Edgel, Christian Morris, Melanie Morris (Attaboy) (Huntington, IN, USA)

Better Way

   

Thomas Vanelslander (Helsinki) (Gent, Belgium)

Darwinism

   

Timothy Carroll, Oscar Dawson, Ryan Strathie, Matthew Redlich (Holy Holy) (Launceston/Melbourne/Hobart, Australia)


TEEN

All That I Am

   

Carly Spiro, Martina Spiro (Carly And Martina) (Glencoe, IL, USA)

Timepiece

   

Colin Huntley (Huntley) (Austin, TX, USA)

Fools & Jokers

   

Emily Dieffenbach (Emily James) (Nashville, TN, USA)

More Than Yesterday

   

Lydia Singer (Woburn, Bedfordshire, England)

Torn

   

Milo Sposato (SpoBro) (Malibu, CA, USA)

Ashes

   

Mozart (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

Stellar

   

O-Sky Lochmandy (O-Sky) (Orlando, FL, USA)

Those Girls

   

Piper Madison (Louisville, KY, USA)

Battle Cry

   

Reed Deming (San Antonio, TX, USA)

Breathless

   

Tamsin Al-Awa (Tamsin) (London, England)

Baby I'm Sorry

   

Violeta Bozanic (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Settle Down

   

Wes Mason (Rockwood, ON, Canada)


UNPUBLISHED

Airplane Mode

   

Andy Delisi, Frazer Mac, Sean Fischer, Cassie Dasilva (The Market Kids) (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Caving In

   

Dave Saxby (Mackay, QLD, Australia)

Break First

   

Esteban Calderon, Griffith Frank (ESTICOandGRIFF) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Wherever I Go

   

Francesca Davies (Frankie Davies) (Jersey, Channel Islands)

Heartbroken Song

   

Isaac Slutzky (Troy Johnson) (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

Fallin'

   

Jaylene Johnson (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Lock And Key

   

Joe McGowan (Laurens, SC, USA)

Hands + Hearts

   

Katrina Stone, Benj Heard (AamityMae) (Burbank, CA, USA)

Don't Break My Heart

   

Lucas Parry, Shep Gibson (Poptropica) (Sydney, CA, USA)

Red Car, Cold Heart

   

Lucy Lowe (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Afraid Of The Dark

   

Marshay (San Diego, CA, USA)

Behind You With Knives

   

Mike Chetcuti (Lava Dolls) (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

Breathless

   

Tamsin Al-Awa (Tamsin) (London, England)


UNSIGNED ONLY

Break First

   

Esteban Calderon, Griffith Frank (ESTICOandGRIFF) (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Proof

   

Grace Askew (Memphis, TN, USA)

Don't Let Me Go

   

Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley (Stone Parade) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Only You And Me

   

Greg Byrne, Mark Fouche, Kevin Fouche, Alex Qasabian, Billy Handley (Stone Parade) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Say Hello

   

Helen Austin, Paul Otten (Big Little Lions) (Comox Valley, BC, Canada / Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Prizefighter

   

Jason Ford (Skytown) (Tulsa, OK, USA)

80 Days

   

Jordan English (Little Coyote) (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Halfway Out Of Love

   

Jordan Richman, Griffith Frank, Rayvon Owen, Samuel Plotkin (Jordan Richman Ft. Rayvon Owen) (Elk Grove, CA, USA)

When I'm Broken

   

Katrina Burgoyne, Goran Kralj, Joe Doyle (Katrina Burgoyne) (Gunnedah, NSW, Australia)

Feel My Love

   

Phebe Starr (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Sunlight Fading Away

   

Pigeon Park (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Stumble In The Dark

   

Sal Kimber (Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel) (Beechworth, VIC, Australia)

Here I Am

   

Victoria Celestine (Austin, TX, USA)


WORLD

Mil Amores

   

Alejandro Escallon (Jaranatambo) (Bogota, Colombia)

Injured Earth

   

Alister Tucker (Jah Glory) (Georgetown, Guyana)

Shooting Ft. Exco Levi

   

Ammoye, Exco Levi (Ammoye) (Clarendon, Jamaica)

Snake Charmer

   

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

Lets Get Together

   

Elvic Kongolo (Oslo, Norway)

Kali

   

Jaja Bashengezi (Washington DC, USA)

Critically Low

   

Kadian Hamilton (Adahzeh) (Kingston, Jamaica)

The Reverb

   

Kemzy (Kemzy313) (Abuja, Nigeria)

Letiana

   

Luca Di Maio (Napoli, Italy)

Logo Te Pate

   

Opetaia Foai (Te Vaka) (Auckland, New Zealand)

Ganga

   

Russell Upol (Chittagong, Bangladesh)


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