I saw this on FamilySearch recently – RootsTech Connect Song Contest Winners Announced: https://media.familysearch.org/rootstech-connect-song-contest-winners-announced/. Slightly longer article, but here’s a short synopsis.
Salt Lake City, UT, March 02, 2021
RootsTech and Kawai pianos announced the winners of “Connect,” the RootsTech Connect 2021 Global Song Contest. Winners were announced on the final day of the virtual conference, 27 February 2021. Fifteen hundred songwriters from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences throughout the world submitted original music compositions in all genres and in their native languages. Winners were chosen from the top 12 finalists by a panel of industry experts and celebrity judges, including Drew Brown and Brian Willett, members of the band OneRepublic. RootsTech attendees chose the People’s Choice award recipient. Listen to the 12 finalists.
The grand prize went to British artist Daisy Chute for her song “Music Is There.” Chute was rewarded with a Kawai MP11SE stage piano and Kawai headphones. Chute’s song is a tribute to music as a universal language that brings people together, helps them hear, and lifts them. Music “brings people together, and it consoles you when you are down and lifts you even higher when you are feeling really good,” she said. The music was written during the first pandemic lockdown in the United Kingdom, where Chute is based.