“Election Day in New York City” awarded in American Songwriter Lyric Contest

“Election Day in New York City” was given Honorable Mention by American Songwriter magazine during their September/October Lyric Contest!!

About the Contest: here

My award page: here

Listen to the song: here

Check out the album “Ophelia’s Song”: here

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Thank you to everyone at American Songwriter who supported my song!

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists in the competition.

And thank you to my band and team who recorded on “Ophelia’s Song.”




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TOP TEN KAPI AWARDS: “Zoo Pal: A Gift” with SmartyPAL

The app “SmartyPAL-A Gift” was submitted to the Kapi Awards run by Children’s Technology Review – a top, influential publication.

The final winners will be announced in December. We’re currently in the TOP 10.

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Please take a second and view our page by clicking here & ‘heart’ us.


The kids’ learning app, ZooPAL-A Gift, launched on August 5th and is available for the iPad in the App store! It is a personalized, interactive story in which your child solves a series of tasks to help retrieve a mysterious box and rescue a new animal. Developed with early childhood development experts, each task helps pre-schoolers build critical skills. With 160 different story lines possible, there’s always a new adventure for your child. I did sound design/music composition for the app suite.

Some highlights from the first week of launch:

– Reached top 100 rank in 7 different countries under the “educational games” category

– Downloads already in the 1000s in just a week and kids are returning to the app at a high rate day after day

– App featured by iTunes in the top 20 apps in 5 different categories/regions

Press: Here is an article about SmartyPAL from a couple of weeks back.

If you have kids in the 2-5 range (or know someone who does), please download the app here.

“Dear Danny” was awarded a Runner Up songwriting award

“Dear Danny” was awarded a Runner Up in the songwriting category of an International Songwriting Competition!!

About the Contest: here

My award page: here

Listen to the song: here

Thank you to everyone at Song of the Year who supported my song!

And a huge congratulations to all of the winners and finalists.