March 17, 2012 – The songwriting trio of Jay Oliver, Miriam Stockley and Richard Gannaway, otherwise known as AOMusic, have much to celebrate this week. They received word from Zone Music Reporter that their most recent album, “…and Love Rages On!” was awarded the designation “Best World Album” in the publication’s 8th annual ZMR Music Awards.
The annual awards competition is based on votes from broadcast professionals from around the world that report their airplay to ZMR. Qualification for nomination was based on the album appearing in the publication’s Top 50 or Top 100 charts between December 2010 and November 2011. “…and Love Rages On!” ranked 5th in ZMR’s “Top 100 Airplay Chart for 2011.”
In reviewing “…and Love Rages On!,” ZMR’s RJ Lannan said, “The compositions by Richard Gannaway on stringed instruments and Jay Oliver on keyboards are first rate. The orchestrations are bold and vivid complimenting the vibrancy of the vocals as directed by Miriam (Stockley). The balance is superb. Also contributing to the recording are a number of choirs from around the world making this album a universal project.”
Zone Music Reporter is an online source of information on Acoustic Instrumental, Ambient, Celtic, Chill, Contemporary Instrumental, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Meditative/Healling, Neo-Classical, Native American, New Age, Solo Piano, Singer/Songwriter, World, and similar styles of music. The site offers a searchable directory of recordings, radio show playlists and charts based on broadcast industry reporting.
Music by AOMusic on KC Cafe Radio: