Online search lands up Down Under


Jessie Sparks wins Musicbizbro’s search for best artist;
India’s Mayuresh Kelkar follows a close second


The results for online Indian music business consultants Musicbizbro’s online contest for artists and bands which ran through the months of September and October were declared recently. Melbourne-born singer, songwriter, pianist Jessie Sparks was adjudged the winner of the Artist/Band contest, while the runners-up are Mayuresh Kelkar (India) and Jackson Church (USA). The winner of the lyric writing contest is Jamie Meyer (Sweden) while the runner up is Sal Belloise (USA). Jessie, who had released her debut Indie album in 2007, had been a serious contender and with her seductive and intelligent music, she is all set to make a mark in the global arena.

Talking with The Sentinel, Musicbizpro CEO Neli Kools said, “The contest received an overwhelming response with well over 500 entries from all over the world. Sponsored by Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and Music Connection in the USA, the contest has been quite a success. Moreover Musicbizpro’s partnership with Music2Q has helped the winner pitch their work for a Canadian movie come next spring.”

The songs under Artist & Band contest were judged on its vocal performance, song selection, originality, uniqueness and artistic merit. The lyrics writer contest were judged on its song structure, composition of melody and harmony, scansion (rhythm/meter) and content of the song.

Kools further said, “For this contest, MusicbizPro brought together an exceptional panel of judges. The competition was judged by a team of experts comprising of professional artists, songwriters, journalists, publishers, session players, producers and other distinguished professionals. The contest was promoted on a massive scale at Music colleges & Universities, performance venues and music retail shops in the USA and in India and all over the web. In India the promotion was done in the cities of Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.”

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