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Brian Kelly wins 2018 Indie Music Channel Award

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Brian Kelly wins 2018 Indie Music Channel Award for Best Instrumental SongComposer/pianist Brian Kelly has won the 2018 Indie Music Channel Awards Best Instrumental Song award or Daffodil Hill (track 5 on his new album, TOMORROW’S DAYDREAM)!

The awards event was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, CA on April 22, 2018.

Tomorrow’s Daydream wins two 2018 Global Music Awards

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Tomorrow's Daydream by composer Brian Kelly wins two silver medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards.TOMORROW’S DAYDREAM, the new solo piano album by composer Brian Kelly, has just won two Silver Medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards: one for Album, the other for Instrumental Performance Solo! Many thanks to Gary Mankin (engineer of 5 Grammy-nominated albums) for mixing and mastering my 4th album.

Tomorrow’s Daydream may now be pre-ordered on iTunes, Amazon, and BandCamp. The album will be available on all major streaming services (Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, etc.) when it officially releases on March 16, 2018.

16th Annual Independent Music Awards Judge

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Independent Music Awards logoI will be a judge on the nominating panel for the 16th annual Independent Music Awards. This month I will be listening to about 70 instrumental music tracks (in my area of expertise). The nominees will be determined and announced in early February.

Brian Kelly is a First Prize Winner in the USA Songwriting Competition

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Brian Kelly - USA Songwriter Competition 2016 - First Prize - Piano Escapade - InstrumentalWow! The 2016 USA Songwriting Competition awarded me First Prize in the Instrumental category for “Piano Escapade,” the opening track on Butterfly Rapture!! Congrats to the other First Prize Winners! http://www.songwriting.net/winners
https://web.archive.org/web/20161122215711/http://www.songwriting.net/winners

Cam Nacson (Dance/Electronica)
Jared Rabin (Folk)
TrEv LuKaThEr (Rock/Alternative)
Frank Raknes Schonberg (Lyrics Only)
Marlowe Stone (Children)
Jesse Blaze Snider & Freddy Scott (Novelty/Comedy)
Pinnacle TheHustler (Hip-Hop/Rap)
Paulina Aguirre (Latin)
Tiffany Smith (R&B)
Lisa Hilton (Jazz)
Terry Fator (Gospel/Inspirational)
Benjamin Furman Music (World)
Tim Gates, Brad Hull & Will Nance (Country)
Jerad Finck , David Hodges & Steven Solomon (Pop).

Butterfly Rapture nominated 2015 Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com

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logo-SoloPiano.comExciting news! Butterfly Rapture, my new solo piano album, has been nominated 2015 “Contemporary and Modern” Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com. Congrats to my fellow nominees!

  • Another Time, Another Place –  Robin Spielberg, PA, USA
  • Butterfly Rapture – Brian Kelly, CA, USA
  • My Beloved – Michael Dulin, AL, USA
  • Shine – Michael Logozar, TX, USA
  • Between Shadow and Light – Neil Patton, OR, USA
  • The Sunflower Waltz – Anne Trenning, NC, USA
  • Love – Peter Kater, CA, USA

The winner will be announced January 26, 2016.

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