New York based 501(c)(3), Daniel’s Music Foundation has announced The 4th Annual Danny Awards, which recognizes exceptionally talented musicians, with the purpose of challenging society to think differently about disability. The Danny Awards will be broadcast via livestream from NYC’s Symphony Space on November 18, 2023 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm ET. Register for the livestream HERE.
This year’s Danny Award recipients will have the opportunity to learn more about the music industry through panels and workshops hosted by label partner and global music distribution and artist-services company, The Orchard and the NY Chapter of The Recording Academy. This year’s eleven recipients hail from the US, and as far away as Australia, representing rock, jazz, opera, and more. They include Josh Armstrong (Minnesota), Ricky Bartlett & Vibe (Iowa), Mina Cuesta (New York), George Dennehy (Virginia), Sarah Hardwig (Tennessee), Eliza Hull (Australia), Jude Kofie (Colorado), Jesse Magee & Leftstronger (Maryland), Rick Renstrom (Florida), Yoo Jin Noh (Massachusetts), and Santon (Massachusetts). “Meet” the recipients HERE.
Additionally, The Danny Awards is an artist pipeline for Just Call Me By My Name, a record label for musicians with disabilities (distributed by The Orchard) that releases compilation EPs timed to key Disability Awareness dates. The label also seeks performance opportunities at festivals, award shows, DEI conferences and corporate events, and promotes artists’ music through listening stations at key venues.