JES Awarded Top Honors in Dance/Electronica Two Years In A Row for The International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), the world’s preeminent global songwriting event, has announced its 2010 winners. JES, for the second year in a row, has been awarded 1st place in the dance/electronica category for her spring smash hit, “Awaken.” She shares this award with long-time collaborater, producer and composer, Richard Robson. The pair also received honorable mention for her pop-dance hit “Closer.” Both songs can be found on the chart topping album, HIGH GLOW.
JES has held top honors in the category three times before with her 2009 1st place finish with “My Love” (w/Johan Gielen), 2008’s 2nd place spot with her #1 Billboard Dance Hit “Imagination” (w/ Gabriel & Dresden), and the 1st Place award in 2007 with “Ghost” (w/Deepsky).
Called “the songwriting competition to take note of,” by the New York Times, ISC was established in 2002 and awards more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to amateur and professional songwriters around the globe. Winners are selected from over 15,000 songs submitted from 115 countries worldwide. Judges include iconic artists Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Jeff Beck, Robbie Williams, McCoy Tyner, Kelly Clarkson, Train, Michael W. Smith, Robert Smith (The Cure), Wynonna,and many more. In addition to the high-profile artists included in the roster of judges for 2010, ISC boasts five record label presidents as well as other industry leaders, offering songwriters the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by influential decision-makers. See below for the complete list of judges.
For a complete list of 2010 ISC winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners
Awaken premieres on Logo’s NewNowNext PopLab show tonight, info below:
NewNowNext PopLab is the home for party music in all its forms. It’s the glossy, brighter side to music. Radio stars, club favorites, and established and future divas blend together in an hour of music videos focusing on artists and material that matter the most to the pop music fan.
NewNowNext PopLab premieres a new episode each Thursday night at 1am. Each week’s playlist can be found here: http://www.logotv.com/video/franchise.jhtml?ctid=2073
Here is the list of videos for the NewNowNext PopLab show airing on Thursday, February 24th. This week’s episode is a repeat of the Keri Hilson hosted show.
1. Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me”
2. Tinie Tempah f/Eric Turner “Written in the Stars”
3. Robyn “Dancing On My Own”
4. Keri Hilson “Pretty Girl Rock”
5. Eliza Doolittle “Skinny Genes” (Logo Premiere)
6. Willow “Whip My Hair”
7. Jes “Awaken” (Logo Premiere)
8. Erika Jayne “One Hot Pleasure”
9. Pink “F****** Perfect”
10. Tom Goss “Lover” (Logo Premiere)
Thank you everyone who helped make this happen!!
UK Club Chart
World House Chart
World Commercial Chart
As JES embarks on an explosive new year, the artist releases “Awaken,” the third single from her album, High Glow, which entered the Billboard Electronic Albums Chart in 2010. The video for the guitar driven and rhythmic life-affirming song was directed partially underwater and across desert landscapes disappearing into vibrant blue skies at Anza-Borrego State Park in California. The single “Awaken,” released by Black Hole Recordings & Ultra Records USA, and video will premiere worldwide on Jan. 31, 2011. The tight underground remix package will include Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Ronski Speed, Coco Channel, Ron Reeser, and Dan Saenz.
“Awaken” follows JES’ recent hit singles “Imagination,” “Lovesong” and “Closer.” “Lovesong,” rapidly grabbed mainstream success with the #1 spot on Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio NEW Discover and Uncover Hit Chart for 15 weeks straight and the ‘rocktronica’ styled video was featured on MTV’s Logo NewNowNext Poplab in May. JES is also being recognized for her artistry in the music industry with her participation, including lyrics and vocals, on BT’s album, These Hopeful Machines. BT’s album, featuring work by JES is currently nominated for a GRAMMY Award. Her haunting collaboration with BT on the song “Every Other Way,” reached international cult status with a stellar remix from the worlds #1 DJ Armin Van Buuren.
JES continues to reach fans with breathtaking shows headlining arenas and clubs from her native US to Egypt and China for global brands such as: Gatecrasher, Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound.
With a feature in the recent issue of Elle magazine, her music in ELLE’s web series “Dirty Little Secret” and completing the famed Honolulu Marathon, helping to raise more than $600,000 with her team for the L.A. based charity APLA, JES is bringing her music to an even wider pop-culture audience. This year she will continue to break boundaries as she plays live DJ set shows and begins touring with the JES Band.
Awaken Video Credits:
Record Label: Black Hole Recordings
Production House: Planetjes Inc & In Ohm Entertainment
Post House: Argyle Post & WOW Factory
Executive Producer: Arny Bink & Tom Fritze
Director: Katheryne KTEE Thomas & JES
Producer- Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Director of Photography: Irfan Merchant
Additional Underwater Camera: Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Additional Desert Camera: Katheryne KTEE Thomas & Jane Lawalata
Line Producer: Kris Pyland
Associate Producer: Jane Lawalata
Art Direction/Styling: Kendrick Osorio
Desert Makeup: Roshar Sandage
Desert Hair: Tony Vin
Water Makeup/Hair: Amanda Thomas
Styling/Wardrobe Assistant: Jeremy Waters
Editor/VFX: John Young
Additional Editing: Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Gaffer: PJ Severtson
Grip: Matt Burkee
PA: Ronnie Nasino
Instalment number 6 in the JES Podcast series. This one features remixes from her new album High Glow, as well as a brand new never released special bonus song from JES’s own vaults.
JES-Such A Long Time (Acapella Mix)
JES- Fascination (Dave Silcox Remix)
JES- Halfway Gone
JES- Closer (Josh Harris Remix)
JES-Unleash The Beat
JES & Richard Durand N.Y.C (Twisted Disko Remix)