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Pop / Rock 18/08/2015

World Wide Music Contest Ltd Announces The Winners Of The First Edition

World Wide Music Contest Ltd Announces The Winners Of The First Edition

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) (WWMC), the website dedicated to unsigned musicians from all over the world, announced the Winners of the first edition of their music contest.

The first prize of 10,000 euros goes to Marissa Guzman from Detroit, USA with the song "Time To Go". She also wins:

One year of Unlimited Membership to LandR Pro Services. LandR is a company that provides instant online audio Mastering services -

An interview for NIJI Magazine, the online magazine that showcasts emerging talents -

Performance in a music showcase in New York City by TBAIMS - The Big Apple Indie Music Series

Over the past year musicians from all over the world have sent in their songs and compositions for a total of over 1300 pieces.

A first selection was made by the WWMC Internal Panel, where the top 100 compositions were identified and sent to a highly qualified independent Jury.

In addition to the first prize, awards were given to the top the songs of each Genre defined within the contest as follows:

Cameron Hill from Trindad and Tobago, with the song "Stranger", wins 1500 euros
Alex Boye from Nigeria/UK, with the song "Lemonade", wins 700 euros
Friga from Belarus, with the song "What will be with us in the end" wins 350 euros
Rock & heavy
Juan Camilo Borja from Colombia, with the song "Como si fuera la primera vez" wins 1500 euros

Booster from USA, with the song "Bleed" wins 700 euros
Moscato from Australia, with the song "Pendulum" wins 350 euros
Yurie Nakahara from Japan, with the song "Snowdrop", wins 1,500 euros
Vasil from Bulgaria, with the song "Speed Changes", wins 700 euros
Lou Pecci with the song "Tender Heart", wins 350 euros
Urban & Hip Hop
Lee & Mella from Burundi/Canada, with the song "Hatuko wamoja", wins 1,500 euros
The Conquering Lion from UK, with the song "New World Order", wins 700 euros
T.Dot from USA, with the song "The Warm Up", wins 350 euros
Other sounds
Jojo Worthington from Canada, with the song "Boo Radley", wins 1,500 euros
Kristin Lagasse from Canada, with the song "Rugged Heart", wins 700 euros
Yush from Mexico, with the song "There is a Place", wins 350 euros
The Electronic genre was also included in the contest however in this first edition none of the compositions obtained sufficient votes and no prize was assigned; WWMC will dedicate specific contests to this genre in the near future.

All the winner's songs can be heard at:
The Panel of judges was made up of 6 prestigious and well known professionals within the music industry,

Henry Padovani - Original guitarist of The Police, he is also lead judge on the French X Factor and a regular contributor to many French TV shows, with a new live music series (think "Later"), based around Henry & Paris' famous Le Gibus club.

Steve Tannett - Has worked with REM, The Police, Sting, Duran Duran Black Sabbath and many more

Adrian Berwick - Previously President and CEO of BMG Ricordi in Rome and Milan as well as Managing Director of Polydor Records.

Carlos Ituino - Among other prestigious positions, Carlos was Managing Director of Universal Music Entertainment , and CEO Universal Music Spain

Stefano Zappaterra - Held several positions within Polygram (that later became Universal) ranging from Product Management, Head of Promotions to Press Officer, and Marketing Director.

Jay Durgan - Contributed to the global careers of music recording artists like Bryan Adams, Police, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Linkin Park and many more.

For a more detailed biography of the Judges, see Attachment 1.
The next editions of the contest will start in October but all the songs can be listened in streaming on WWMC Radio, the first radio in the world exclusively for unsigned artists from anywhere in the world.

WWMC will also be introducing their new website with a new format and new services in October of this year.

The World Wide Music Contest is a website dedicated to the promotion of unsigned artists from all over the world through musical contests in which artists can post their musical material and be evaluated by a qualified jury of experts.

Participation to any contest, with one song, is free.
The website objective is to increase emerging musician's visibility and provide services allowing musicians to stream their music with the dedicated web radio (WWMC Radio) and in the near future access and share information with others through social tools that are being developed exclusively for the registered musicians.

Although WWMC is a relatively new website, the traffic data is quite substantial (Data from Google Analytics):

80,000 visits per month
30,000 single visits per month
over 6,000 registered users of which over 500 are artists that have posted a song.
For further information contact:
Michael Yates
World Wide MC Ltd
Marketing Direction
Henry Padovani
The intriguing Corsican: Henry Padovani, was the original guitarist in ThePolice, forming the band with Sting & Stewart Copeland and remains one ofSting's closest friends. He was the guitar player in Wayne County & TheElectric Chairs & plays with his own, long-established psycho-garage, thrashpunk,instrumental trio - The Flying Padovani's. He is also lead judge on the French X Factor and a regular contributor to many French TV shows, with a new live music series (think "Later") coming up next year, based around Henry & Paris' famous Le Gibus club. Together with Mary de Vivo of Le Reservoir, he represents the affairs of the Brigitte Bardot Estate and IP and represents Mark St. John's and Cayman Music's Bob Marley interests in France. With all this, he also manages to operate a career as a major record producer and a successful solo artist, orking live alongside many major US artists in France. He has arguably the smelliest dog in Paris & is the funniest guy we know. He was the manager of Zucchero, and broke the band REM in the UK, when he ran IRS Records. He nows a true story about Pavarotti's underpants...... ! To say that Henry Padovani enjoys a wide-ranging career. Would be a mild understatement! We are lucky enough to be heavily involved in all of Henry's musical activities, and producing and representing his new solo record, which will shortly be completed, after the addition of strings in Gothenberg and the addition of specific guest artists like Marianne Faithfull and Dick Taylor. This will be Henry's first ever totally solo, principally acoustic, one man record, with the body of the material being written by him. It is a major work, and the response to the first mixes has been immensely positive and very, very exciting. Henry's input and energy has also been a huge part of developing the career of CBBR writer and singer Sacha Morgan, whom we intend to sign in France, where she has already been well received and is beginning to become known. Sacha appears on Henry's album and he is featured on hers. It is a wonderful and highly effective relationship, giving benefit to both parties. Henry is a unique, highly experienced writer and an incredible guitarist, with a range of songs and titles that is breath-taking. He has had much success historically as a co-writer and performer, and we are priviliged to have been chosen to publish the new album and all Henry's future works, which we believe will be very successful throughout Europe and in the UK & USA... And he is always busy with "The Flying Padovani's"... they are the chosen artist's of representation of London's "Ace Cafe" the home of rock n oll and bikers, and they are the partnering artists for Harley Davidson throughout the EU, a huge honour. Henry Padovani is a truly International artist and personality, and has an open invitation everywhere - just don't let him bring the dog! Key Songs: "Give Me Love", "Tu Reviendras", "I Am Spartacus".

Steve Tannett
Steve has been involved in the music business for over 35 years! First as an artist in original 1977 punk rock band Menace and for many years the right hand man of legendary music business entrepreneur and Police manager Miles Copeland an association which saw Steve rise through the ranks of the industry finding success along the way with such legendary names as REM, The Police, Sting, Duran Duran Black Sabbath, and a host of other major artists. Indeed his associations were such that he was involved in all the facets of the business from running an independent record label (IRS acts included REM, The GoGos and The Alarm), handling management duties alongside Miles at Firstars Ltd and helming a successful publishing company. (Bugle Songs) His first love remains the creative process and he has owned and operate his own company Espresso Songs Ltd for the last few years which is a management and rights company. ! Steve is currently overseeing a career retrospective for legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker and has an extensive knowledge of the new digital rights landscape advising heritage artists and new artists on how to organise their affairs in an ever changing business environment.! His address book is enviable with contacts and relationships stretching across the spectrum of Music and Entertainment professionals in the UK,Europe and North America.

Adrian Berwick
Currently active in artist management, production and music publishing through his company Pecunia Entertainment in Rome, Adrian is also founding partner of artist and songwriter service In his long career in the music industry Adrian has worked with many of the top Anglo-American, European and Latin artists. He has held the position of Music Consultant at EA (Electronic Arts) Europe, world leader in the games industry, and previously President and CEO of BMG Ricordi in Rome and Milan until the Sony-BMG merger. He joined BMG as Managing Director in 1996 from Polygram (now Universal) in Milan where he was MD of Polydor Records. Previously Marketing Director of Polygram International in London (1986-1990), he also has work experience in the music industry in The Netherlands and Argentina

Carlos ItuiƱo
Dynamic, goal oriented senior executive with 25+ years experience in the entertainment business, multinational, multisector corporate (B2B, B2C) management, production, sales, and marketing environments. Currently embarked as a partner on a new and challenging project in the music festival and social media scene called Youfest. Other relevant previous jobs and positions include; - Managing Director Universal Music Entertainment (1994-1998) - CEO Universal Music Spain (1998-2003) - Managing Director, Executive producer, and partner "Hoy no me puedo levantar", biggest theatrical musical represented in Spain (2004-2007) - - Executive producer "The diary of Anne Frank" (2008-2009)

Stefano Zappaterra
I've already overpassed 30 years of experience in the showbiz, mainly in the music business and most of them have been in a record company: Polygram who then became Universal. There I held several positions, product management, head of promotions, press officer, marketing director, A&R and international exploitation director, deputy managing director, going through all the aspects of an Artist career. I had the chance to meet and work with some of the most incredible talents of the International and Italian music scene, too many to be mentioned! Currently I'm involved in Artists production and management, in the creative aspects of Live concerts and I'm also exploring new avenues as theatre and tv and most of all I continue to be obsessed with quality!

Jay Durgan
Jay Durgan has for the past four years served as CMO at Silicon Valley technology start-up, MediaMobz. Prior relocating to the Bay Area, Jay headed Warner Music International's business development efforts throughout the world excluding USA from their London headquarters between 2004 and 2007. Jay was head of global marketing at Warner Music from January 2000 and headed international marketing for both Universal Music Group and PolyGram North America between 1998 and 1999 and 1996 and 1998 respectively. Jay has during his long and successful stint in the music industry worked with and contributed to the global careers of music recording artists like Bryan Adams, Police, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Linkin Park and many more.

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