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Genesis Owusu Takes Out Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Prize

The Genesis Owusu victory lap continues, with the artist becoming the latest winner of the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.

His track ‘Gold Chains’ has been awarded the lucrative $50,000 cash prize, a week on from his debut album Smiling With No Teeth winning the Soundmerch Australian Music Prize.

Watch the music video for ‘Gold Chains’ below:

The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition has also awarded cash prizes to both Jerome Farah and MAY-A, who came in second and third place respectively with ‘Mikey Might’ and ‘Time I Love To Waste’.

Baker Boy has joined the crop of winners, taking out the AMPAL Emerging Songwriter Prize for his song ‘Move’, racking up a $5,000 prize.

For Jerome, he has won $10,000 cash and for MAY-A, a $5,000 cash prize has been awarded.

Previous winners of the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition have included Thelma Plum, Matt Corby and Gretta Ray.

To enter the competition, each artist or team pays a $50 fee, all of which goes towards a fundraising pool to help the efforts of Noro Music Therapy Australia.

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