With his compositions “Amar com E” and “Time and is so still”’, Roney Giah was nominated for The Musicoz Award in the category” International Artist “. In its ninth edition, the prize – which is based in Australia and provides over U$ 200.000,00 in contracts and international tours – aims to highlight artists on the rise in independent music scene worldwide. The announcement of the winners will be on March 26, 2010, at The Sydney Town Hall in Australia.
São Paulo, March 3, 2010 – Known for highlighting independent artists on the rise in the international music scene, The Musicoz Award indicated the Brazilian artist Roney Giah for the 2010 edition, in the “International Artist” category. The composer, singer and guitarist received this nomination for his compositions “Amar com E” and “Time is so still.” The ninth edition of The Musicoz Award – one of the main awards of the Australian music industry – will grant the winners more than U$ 200.000,00 in contracts and international tours. The names of the five finalists for each 17 categories will be announced on March 9 and winners will be announced on 26 March 2010, at The Sydney Town Hall in Australia. More information about The Musicoz Award can be found at www.musicoz.org
Roney Giah has been consolidating an international career through publishing contracts and international awards for his compositions. Before being officially launched, for example, the composition Time is so still – CD “Queimando a Moleira (Sun burning the soft spot)” to be released in April 2010 – gave the Brazilian musician an important international award: Honorable Mention in Billboard World Song Contest, an award created by the U.S. magazine Billboard, considered the “Bible” of music. In 2008, Roney Giah was the only Brazilian musician to receive Honorable Mention from The John Lennon Songwriting Contest – With Yoko Ono’s curatorship and a jury made up of musicians Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), John Legend, AlJareau, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Lamont Dozier and Natasha Bedingfield – in the World category for the song Amar com E, from CD Mais dias na Terra (More days on Earth).
Also in 2008, Giah signed a record deal with British Label ASTRANOVA Records for the release of a CD compilation entitled “Yesterday´s tomorrow”.Promoting the compilation, ASTRANOVA released podcast shows reaching 1000’s of subscribers in 107 countries. “Yesterday’s tomorrow” includes seven tracks from “Semente – Seed” – (1998), six tracks from “Mais dias na Terra – More days on Earth” – (2006), and a bonus track exclusively produced for the compilation. The record company’s interest started when Roney Giah’s compositions “Amar Com E” and “A Chuva”, from second CD “More days on Earth”, were selected for garageband.com’s “Track of the Day”, which is an American site that has Sir George Martin, Beatles former producer, as chairman of their advisory board. The invitation to be part of the label’s team came from executives Scott Hill (CEO) and Alex Catillo (A&R) who were deeply impressed with the originality of Giah’s music.
In 2009, Roney Giah joined the portfolio of Jingle Punks, e-business that works as a database of independent music. Headquartered in New York, Jingle Punks, directed by Jared and Daniel Gutstadt Demol, was chosen by U.S. magazine Business Week (2009), as one of the most promising new businesses in the United States. With the partnership, the work of the composer, singer and guitarist is being made available for film soundtracks, TV series and web. Among the Jingle Punks clients are NBC, CBS, Viacom, Comedy Central, Vh1, MTV, Bravo, TLC, History Channel and Starz and A & E. In addition to serving the entertainment industry, the company has contracts with advertising agencies and branding.
The news about Roney Giah’s awards and contracts were published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Herald Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC, The Earth Times and major newspapers around the globe.