2016 begins my 11th year with my company Eva Dowd Productions International so much has changed but at same time so much is the same especially about my love for Music and the belief that it unites people regardless of our religion,politics or language.
I am looking forward to continuing to support my featured artists Umair Jaswal , Sanjeev T and the Motherjane fan base.
I am also super excited to be back as a Global International Judge for VIMA the South Asian International Music Awards founded by Siva Zaphod Chandran who I respect for his dedication in moving the Indie Music Scene forward in these uncertain times for musicians. Below is my Intro as a Judge, Pleas make sure to join VIMA Music Awards for all the latest updates.
VIMA 2016 GLOBAL JUDGES ANNOUNCEMENT : Eva Dowd (USA)
As we countdown to the submission date of VIMA 2016 (Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore) , we are pleased as peach to unveil our cool set of global judges who will comprise of celebrities, models, personalities, music experts, label heads, media and even the next generation of judges from across the world.
Global and Celebrity judges will make up 60% of the total scores while 40% will be scores from the public.
Today we present the second of our 100 global judges, Eva Dowd (USA)
Eva Dowd is an Award Winning International Public Relations Manager and CEO of Eva Dowd Productions International Located in Boston, MA.
Eva Dowd Productions International is all about the power of Music to unite the world in the one language we all share 'Music' with its passion and emotion that speaks to us all as individuals but unites as a global community no matter our native tongue, where we reside, our political or religious views music brings us together.
She is passionate about sharing Indie music with the World from countries where rock music is often not accepted and even banned, to herself and the Artists she works with as well as their fans. Rock Music is not a type of music, but a way of life.
An Industry Member at the Grammy Recording Academy, Music Ambassador at the global sensation Playing for Change as well as International Ambassador at the Music Industry site Music2Deal joining other Ambassadors the likes of Charles Foskett - UK (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello) Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin) and in Michael Bisping – Germany A.S.S. (Russ Ballard, Bob Geldof).
Eva represents a small exclusive artist roster that she feels a kindred spirit with their passion and the music they create that speaks to her personally and hopefully the world. Her current Artists include Umair Jaswal (pictured right ) who has won numerous National and International Awards for his vocals including IndieGO Best Rock Vocalist in Asia in 2012 and is currently setting Pakistan on fire with his Coke Studio Mega hit Sammi Meri Waar, Umair will be touring globally in 2016 as well as launching his acting career.Umair has close to 500,000 followers on his FB page and we expect his following to soar past 1 million very soon.
Other long term artists include India's motherjane who have become one of India's most awarded rock bands including AVIMA's Best Rock Band in Asia in 2009 and will have the amazing accomplishment of sharing their music with the world for two decades very soon, this month they are opening for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
Her other Indian artist Sanjeev T (pictured below) was honored as Avima's “Most Inventive, Innovative and Creative Indie Act in Asia” in 2010 which anyone who has followed his career will realise it is just as true today. Sanjeev has also toured the World with Grammy and Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman as his guitarist.
"I was super excited when Siva asked me to be global judge because I know how much VIMA Awards and other the Awards SIva has spearheaded through the years to support Indie Music Scene can help take an artist to another level because of my 1st hand experience with my own artists. I love being introduced to new artists that are unique , fresh and full of passion and I am sure as a Judge I will not be disappointed in the talent that is presented.
One of the Artist's that is chosen by VIMA 2016 I will showcase on my Grammy page, Music2Deal Industry site for a month in hopes of expanding the reach of their music."
Do visit her main site Eva Dowd International (http://www.evadowdinternational.com/) to learn more about her passion promoting Indie Artists and the incredible artists past and present she has had the privilege to work with. Eva will sit on the USA Panel of judges for VIMA 2016 together with Greg Jackson who was featured yesterday.
Just a Rock n Roll Lover who loves meeting kindred spirits through Music & anything that tickles my toes and maybe yours too.