Producer Ricky Kej Nominated for HMMA Award, Added to Grammy(R) ballot for BEST ALBUM: NEW AGE Consideration

Top Quote "Forever" from KAMASUTRA LOUNGE producer Ricky Kej's first U.S. indie album - SHANTI ORCHESTRA - is Nominated by HMMAs for "Best New Age Song." End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 09, 2013 - Today, Raveolution Studios announced that Producer/Composer Ricky Kej best known for his chillout lounge albums including KAMASUTRA LOUNGE is a nominee for the sixth Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)for "Best New Age Song." The nominated track "Forever" is from his 2013 indie release SHANTI ORCHESTRA, which has also been accepted for consideration and placed on The Grammy« Awards long ballot for Best New Age Album.

    Kej said, "I'm very happy that my first independent release in the U.S. under Raveolution Studios has been embraced by so many, and I look forward to connecting with new and old friends during this year's awards."

    The music and videos for "Forever" and the rest of Shanti Orchestra can be found at http://rickykej.com/SO/index.html

    Kej's 2013 foray into the U.S. market as an independent artist has been fortuitous. Besides qualifying for the HMMAs and Grammy« Awards' long ballot consideration, he has gained three new distribution deals, and been named a World Peace Ambassador by the renowned peace-thru-music organization called Project Peace on Earth; the organization is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for an event where Kej is slated to perform this December: (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-world-forgiveness-project)

    The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA. This year's event will be hosted by former Matchbox 20 member Adam Gaynor, Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts and director/writer/producer Andy Fickman. Nominated film scores & composers include Steven Price, Gravity; Henry Jackman, Captain Phillips; Steve Jablonsky, Ender's Game; Mark Isham, 42; and Michael Giaccino, Star Trek Into Darkness to name just a few. Nominees for TV score include Atli Írvarsson, Chicago Fire; Jeff Beal, House of Cards; Christopher Lennertz, Revolution and Nathan Barr, The Americans among others. Video Game, Soundtrack Album, Song and other Music in Visual Media and Music Genre categories are now selected. The HMMA is the only music award show to include categories for Outstanding Music Supervision.

    The full list of music nominees can be found at: http://www.hmmawards.org/2013-music-genre-nominees/ and general event information at http://www.hmmawards.org/the-2013-hollywood-music-in-media-awards/.

    For information or interviews with Ricky Kej, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at The B Company, bethhilton ( @ ) theBcompany dot com, or call 310-560-8390.

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