We’re so excited to finally announce the winners for the 2021 Symphonic Awards! We have the pleasure of working with such incredible and talented musicians and record labels who strive all year long to be the best they can be. The Symphonic Awards are our way of annually recognizing their efforts. Cheers!
Best of 2021: Symphonic Awards Winners
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Earlier this year, we partnered with carwash for the release of his debut EP which kicked off with the first single “boyfriend, girlfriend”. The EP was followed by the hit track “racetrack” in August, as well as the release of his “soap water” EP (focus track: “friendship”) in September. This year, “boyfriend, girlfriend”, “racetrack” and “friendship” amassed 31 playlist adds across Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Deezer. He also got 1.25 million streams in under two months across EP tracks since the first release in July 2021, and so much more.
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BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
19 year old pop singer songwriter, Grace Gaustad released an EP in early 2021 to tee up her debut album release BLKBX, an ambitious project which entailed releasing one song with an official video every week for 12 weeks straight.
- She received 52 playlist adds across Spotify, Apple, Pandora, Tidal, Vevo, Youtube Music and Xite.
- Over 5 million video views, 2 million streams (and counting!)
- Curated a playlist for iHeart’s Pride programming in June.
- Tidal & TikTok takeovers.
- 300+ third party playlist adds, and so much more.
BEST BREAKOUT ARTIST
“A husky-voiced alternative R&B, soul, and pop singer, Isaia Huron cut his teeth as a drummer before stepping out on his own with the release of his lush debut EP Three in 2020… A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Huron relocated to Nashville in 2018 and quickly became an in-demand drummer for various bands. During this time, he was also issuing his own music online, honing his skills, and growing in confidence as a singer, songwriter, and producer. In 2020 he released his debut EP, Three, which showcased his dynamic vocals and keen ear for pairing sultry R&B with melodic pop hooks. Later that year he issued Libbie, a compilation comprised of early material, as well as a pair of singles, “Somehow I Knew” and a cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You.” 2021 marked the arrival of the ebullient “Self!” ahead of the release of his forthcoming sophomore EP.”
PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This year, Symphonic’s Marketing team partnered with Nike to provide music from developing artists for a number of their most highly engaged playlists. Where we have been able to find synergy, the results speak for themselves, with stellar stream contributions and engagement for your music.
This brand partnership, and others like it, are a key part of Symphonic’s larger third-party/user-generated playlisting strategy. We will continue to develop this network of relationships into 2022 and beyond to ensure that clients benefit from all avenues of visibility for their music.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BIIANCO “that’s what friends are for”
With this interactive music video, listeners can choose their own path and discover a new reality through the eyes of BIIANCO. It’s spooky, mysterious, and iconically BIIANCO as we know and love them. Inspired by R.L. Stine’s horror, the video lets you play the game and reflect inward in a unique way unlike any other. Check it out by clicking the image below and see for yourself.
We’re ecstatic about the developments we continue to make with our in-house ‘movers and shakers’ at all of our DSP partners. (I mean, how could choose just one?!) What a year of support it has been, and we look forward to adding even more fuel to these fires in 2022.
Congrats & Happy New Year!