With the state of the world being as it is, winning the Global Peace Song Award for my song about peace, is especially important and special to me.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2016
Gregory Markel logged a 1st place win in the rock/pop category for his song 'Surrender Now' in the Global Peace Song Awards, judged by a jury of world-famed musicians, legendary Music Industry Executives, a famed TV Producer and an iconic peace Politician all cast their votes to select the most inspiring music and videos that promote the message of peace.
Gregory shared the first place win with co-finalist Siedah Garrett in the rock/pop category for his song 'Surrender Now,' which was played on by Tom Michael-Bass, Brett Vargason-Drums, Scott Heyniger-Keys and Todd Shay- Guitar “Collectively known as Zodlounge,” produced by Dick Williams, (Song arrangement/Instrumentation), and Gregory Markel (Vocal arrangements w/Duncan McFarlane engineering, Altered State drummer Chip Moreland on BG vocals), engineered and mixed by 8 time Grammy winner John Jaszcz and mastered by Hank Williams in Nashville at MasterMix.
Gregory Markel upon learning of the win, was quoted as saying, "With the state of the world being as it is, winning the Global Peace Song Award for my song about peace, is especially important and special to me. It's also an honor and thrill to be selected by judges, some of which have been my hero's, like the Police's Stewart Copeland, of such a high caliber."
The Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) is the brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder/CEO of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org that is based in Los Angeles, CA. After months and months of planning and on September 21, 2015, Robertson and ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org launched, what is thought to be, the first ever worldwide contest to find the most inspiring musicians, songs and videos that promote the message of world peace.
Famed Jury Panel members for the GPSA consisted of: Stewart Copeland (Grammy Winner, The Police), Randy Copus (New Age group 2002), Jonathan Elias (Elias Arts/The Prayer Cycle albums), David Joyce (Grammy Winner best Jazz Vocal group), Ricky Kej (2014 New Age Grammy winner), Tim Kring (TV producer Touch & Heroes), Dennis Kucinich (former US Representative / US Department of Peace), Philip Lawrence (Grammy winner of Bruno Mars), Rod Linnum (former Exec. VP of Universal Music), Gary Nicholson (Grammy Winner & Texas Hall of Fame Country Singer/Songwriter), Steve Robertson (Founder of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American Singer/Song Writer), Ralph Simon (Chairman, Mobilium Global Limited) and Peter Yarrow (legendary Folk Singer & Peace Activist of Peter, Paul & Mary).
About Gregory Markel
Gregory Markel is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter and former Warner Bros. and Island Records recording artist. Gregory most recently wrote and recorded 'Rise Above' (Where the Stars Align) with Oumi Kapila for the RedBull creative genome project 'Hacking Creativity' featured at RedBull's annual creativity Conference 'Glimpses.' Gregory is currently recording at Studio 11:11 in Malibu, CA with engineer Ryan Walsh, (Coldplay, Barbara Streisand), Learn more at http://www.GregoryMarkel.com .