The winners of the 2014 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards were announced recently, proving what great music is being made by LGBT artists. Well, that was obvious when I saw the list of nominees, coming from all around the world. RightOutTV was founded by Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender, devoted to the promotion of LGBT artists and their music all across the globe. The submissions are from many genre, from Rock to Country to Electronica. Once again this year, I was proud to be asked to be a judge, hearing some more great music and discovering a few new artists. But enough with all that. It is time to showcase some very deserving artists. Today I am featuring Alex Woburn (above, left) and Matt Zarley, (above, right).
The first category I bring to you today is 'Best Pop Song'. This was certainly a fun grouping, with many amazing submissions, and five outstanding nominees. The list included Andrew Suvalsky's "Helplessly", Kevin Wood's "Edge of Greatness", Craymo's "Be Myself, and Matt Zarley's "Somebody 4 Everybody". This year, the award went to Alex Woburn and his fantastic song, "Sop Playing the Film". The London-based artist has a fun Pop sound with just the right amount of edge. In June of this year, Alex released the song as a single. So, without further ado, this is Alex Woburn with the 'Best Pop Song', "Stop Playing the Film".
You can purchase "Stop Playing the Film" from iTunes. To learn more about Alex Woburn, visit his official Facebook page. You can also 'subscribe' to his offical YouTube channel, where you can find several great examples of his music.
Next up, we have yet another strong group of songs submitted for the 'Best Electronic/Dance Song', a big category for the awards. The song is a beautiful and honest song about love and life, and was named 'Best Electronic/Dance Song', with strong competition from Sponge Finger's "You're a Bitch", "American Thumpdalina" by Jay Blahnik, Michael V. Doane's "Looking for Love", and "Falling Away" by Kevin Wood. And I must say, Matt is no stranger to winning awards, having taken home several over the past few years. It should come as no surprise to my regular readers, as Matt Zarley and his music has been featured on this blog on several occasions, and for good reason. The Los Angeles-based Zarley makes infectious Pop that is both yummy and addictive. And speaking of yummy, have you seen pictures or videos of this hottie? I know, right?! This is Matt Zarley with the official music video for "Somebody 4 Everybody".
You can purchase the single "Somebody 4 Everybody" from iTunes and Amazon. To learn more about Matt Zarley, visit his official website. You can also 'like' him on Facebook, and 'follow' him on Twitter.
Marlee and Tully developed RightOutTV to help LGBT artists with promotion, as a way of giving back to the community. The couple are also a musical duo, making up Sugarbeach. They were kind enough to ask me to participate in the awards for the last few years as a judge. To learn more about RightOutTV, visit the RightOutTV website. You can also 'follow' them on Twitter, and 'like' them on Facebook.