Our panel of judges for the New Age Notes Music Awards. Winners to be announced March 15, 2024. (SEE COMPLETE 2023 WINNER’S LIST BELOW)
KUOS FM Radio, Sedona (92.1 FM) is the official corporate sponsor of the New Age Notes Radio Music Awards.
Rev. Dr. Cindy Paulos is an inspirational speaker, author, lyricist, composer, producer, artist and longtime announcer and co-founder of KAOI RADIO in Maui, and KUOS. Cindy is a voting member of NARAS (Grammys) and HARA. She has been nominated for 6 Na Hoku HanoHano Nominations and 4 HMMA nominations, A Global Music Award, an Akademia Music award, COVR music award, RoundGlass Music nomination. She was honored to be awarded UNESCO Center for Peace announces 2020 Cross-Cultural & Peace Crafter Award Laureates. She received the 2021 Gandhi Peace Award and was named Outstanding Metaphysician and Media Personality by the Harvest Convention. She has 13 CD’s out and has 8 books released. Cindy Paulos is a teacher on Insight Timer with over 4,000 followers, her pieces there have been played over 300,000 times . https://www.cindypaulos.com
Sean O’Bryan Smith:
Sean O’Bryan Smith is an award-winning film composer, author, producer and recording artist. As a musician, he has recorded and/or performed with over 100 major and independent recording artists worldwide in multiple genres.
Sean originally emerged onto the new age/world scene in 2012 while on the Australian record label Wolf Entertainment. His single “Rain” from the album “Tapestry” became an international jazz/new age crossover hit. The album also included the single “Vashon” which was featured on multiple new age stations overseas. These ventures into the genre continued when a number of Sean’s original compositions from the Indian motion picture Mrigtrishna were heavily featured on a collection of ambient/new age works in India.
As an author, Sean’s regular columns have been published in numerous musical periodicals and he was a contributing author alongside Gene Simmons and Nile Rodgers for a series of books dedicated to the ins and outs of the music industry. Sean’s music continues to be heard across the globe on radio, film and television. He is currently composing, recording and producing from his home in South Florida as well as serving as Director of Artist Development and Relations for Wayfarer Records where he is also an Artist in Residence.
Richard Theisen is an internationally recognized, Grammy® Award-winning composer, vocalist, and keyboard virtuoso. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, his impressive musical abilities were evident from early childhood. As a teenager he founded the renowned rock band “Daniel,” a popular Texas group that got a single released nationwide on Paramount Records in 1974. In 1985 he was presented with a Grammy® Award for his contribution to the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack LP and he was inducted into the annual Hall of Fame roster in “Buddy Magazine.” Richard’s truly outstanding talent has always been his composing acumen. In 2011 he formed Theisen Productions to produce instrumental music for use in television and film. In 2019 he released his first New Age and jazz-influenced album, “Mayan Stars,” to rave reviews. In 2022 he and his wife, Gina, started NRZen, their YouTube channel dedicated to providing spiritual-oriented audio and video productions aimed at raising the vibrational consciousness of the planet. In January 2023, Richard released his second album of original music, “Elysium,” which received outstanding reviews and won “Best Album of the Year from “New Age Music Planet.” His new album, “Estonia,” released on September 1, 2023. Richard Theisen is a tremendously gifted artist whose musical creations will continue to be enjoyed and treasured by all who hear his aural magic today, tomorrow, and in the centuries to come. His music is available on all the major streaming services worldwide.
Discovering the ethereal, otherworldly music of Rebekah Eden is to behold a ravishing jewel bathed in Light. First, you’re struck dumb with awe, then you’re filled with grace. The unique talent of this singer/composer/producer crosses all musical boundaries. Since 1987, her shimmering soprano of 3-1/2 octaves has been thrilling audiences around the world in repertoire as diverse as opera, avant-garde and classical song, but especially in her own compositions that leave audiences deeply moved by their transcendental sacredness. Critics have called her performances “gorgeous” and “majestic.” Her own music has been described as “A Score for the Divine.” Rowing in Eden enjoyed universal critical acclaim and a top 10 placement on the ZMR radio airplay charts for New Age/World Music. Two nominations followed for “Best Vocal Album of 2016:”a ZMR Music Award nomination and a OWR Music Award nomination. Subsequently, a happy collaboration with fellow nominee, composer Terry Lee Nichols, arose out of the ZMR Event; their joint album We Have Only Come to Dream was released in the spring of 2018 and debuted in 3rd place on the ZMR radio airplay charts in April, garnering thrilling reviews both nationally and internationally.
THE WINNERS OF THE NEW AGE NOTES MUSIC AWARDS, 2023 WERE:
BEST NEW AGE CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL SONG
BEST NEW AGE ACOUSTIC SONG
BEST CHILL GROOVE SONG
Joseph L Young
BEST SOLO PIANO SONG
“Dawn to Dusk”
BEST NEW AGE VOCAL SONG
The Song Gardeners
BEST NEW AGE ELECTRONIC SONG
Joseph L Young
“Beyond the Horizon”
BEST PIANO ALBUM WITH INSTRUMENTATION:
“A Glimpse of Grace” from the album “A Glimpse Of Grace”
BEST NEW AGE SONG
“Grant Us Peace”
BEST SOLO PIANO ALBUM:
Michael A. Borowski
“Gardens of Zion in the Rain”
BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM – TIE!!
“A Southwest Story”
BEST NEW AGE ACOUSTIC ALBUM
Shambhu Neil Vineberg
BEST RELAXATION ALBUM
Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer
BEST CINEMATIC/SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
“Tale Of The Oakenwish”
BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
“The Grey II-III”