2013 has been an incredible year for Camera Soul. Not only for the release of their 2nd album ‘Not For Ordinary People‘ but the radio stations frequently bouncing their music around the airwaves of Italy, the UK and USA.
After over a decade in the music business, brothers Piero & Pippo Lombardo finally received the recognition they well deserved in an award from The Akademia Music Awards, LA for their song ‘My Heart‘.
The Akademia Music Awards, presents artists on a monthly basis with an Award from a variety of categories. Nominations are judged by a panel of six judges who themselves are former senior executives of record companies. Whilst most awards come with cash prize incentive – the Academia Awards are different, they provide winners with year-long Marketing and Sales support.
MV: What made you enter this contest?
PL: It’s all down to our dear friend Kathryn Ballard Shut of TimKat Entertainment who entered us as candidates to win, and here we are!
MV: What does this award of ‘Best Funk Song’ for ‘My Heart’ mean to you?
PL: It is the first real recognition of our hard work throughout the years, so it is very welcomed and we are very honored.
PL: Yes, 2013 has been fantastic for us, we have learned a lot of new things and in terms of our music and arrangements – I think we have reached a very good level. We had thought about making our music more suitable for the general public, however you don’t get put forward for a Grammy Nomination or end up 2nd place in the UK Soul Chart if you’re not producing good quality music – so for 2014 we’ll maintain the same sound and build on that with some fresh and exciting new ideas from drummer Fabio Delle Foglie and the introduction of our new lead singer Maria Enrica Lotesoriere.
We’re still working hard on Camera Soul’s 3rd album but would like to Thank all the people who have helped us along the way and to you and your readers (Musicvein) for your unfailing support.
If you would like to submit your music to the Akademia Awards, visit their site here – Submissions are now being taken for January 2014 awards.