Applications open: Monday, 1 June 2021 at 00:00:00 GMT
Applications close: Sunday, 15 August 2021 at 23:59:59 GMT
National Voting Round: Monday, 16 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT – Friday, 20 August, 23:59:59 GMT
Continental Voting Round: Saturday, 21 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT – Wednesday, 25 August, 23:59:59 GMT
Global Voting Round: Thursday, 26 August 2021, 00:00:00 – Sunday, 29 August 23:59:59 GMT
Artists and Songwriters
Artists/Songwriters (“A/S”) can only nominate one song to take part in the Djooky Music Awards. However, A/S can replace a nominated song to a different song on their catalogue at any moment until the deadline date for applications.
All nominated songs will take part in the weekly National, Continental, Global, and Genre charts to be published every Monday.
All registered users can listen to all music on the platform; create Favorites lists; support their favorite songs and influence the Charts by allocating Voting Points (VPs)
To add a song to Favorites, a User should click on the star icon next to the song. Each song added to Favorites automatically gains 1 VP.
Over the course of each week of the season, users are invited to support the songs on their Favorites list by allocating VPs. By allocating VPs, users influence the songs’ position in the weekly Charts.
Every Monday, a new 100 VPs will be credited to all users’ accounts, with the previous week’s history of points allocation annulled.
Based on the number of VPs songs received every week, Djooky will create live National, Continental, Global and Genre charts.
When two or more songs have the same number of VPs, the latest nominated song gains priority in the Charts.
For a Chart to become available to view, at least 10 (ten) songs must be competing in the respective category.
National Voting Round –
All registered users will be credited with 100 Voting Points (VPs). Users will be able to use these points for voting only for the Entries (nominated songs) competing in their Country. During this time, all other songs on the users’ Favorites lists will be available solely for streaming purposes.
Based on the total number of VPs awarded to a song, the top three Entries from each participating Country will qualify for the Continental Voting Round.
Continental Voting Round – Wednesday, 26 May 2021.
All registered users will be credited with 100 VPs to their accounts. Users will be able to use these points for voting for the Entries competing in their Continent. During this time, all other songs on the users’ Favorites lists will be available solely for streaming purposes.
Based on the total number of VPs awarded to a song, the top three Entries from each Continent will qualify for the Global Voting Round (Grand Final).
Global Voting Round
All registered users will be credited with 100 VPs to their accounts. Users will be able to use these points for voting for all 18 (eighteen) Entries competing in the Grand Final.
All other songs on the platform will be available for streaming purposes only.
User votes determine 50% of the outcome. The Panel of Judges will determine the remaining 50% of the outcome. The Panel of Judges consists of 6 permanent members invited by the Djooky Music Awards organizers for their long service and recognized work within the global music industry.
The panel of judges will be given the number of VPs equal to the total number of VPs given to all platform Users which will be equally split between the judges to allocate as they please to the 18 competing Entries.
The Entry which receives the highest number of VPs from the Users and Judges shall be ranked first and is deemed as the Winner of the Grand Final. The winner and the two runner-ups will receive Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards respectively.
The Entries which receive the highest number of VPs in each Genre will be deemed Genre winners and will be awarded.
For more information on the Prizes and Awards, please click here
List of countries eligible to take part in the national voting round is here https://www.un.org/en/member-states/ + State of Palestine
Please note that eligibility to take part in a certain continental vote is based on the United Nations Geoscheme where Northern America, the Caribbean, and Central America together form the geographic continent of North America and Oceania includes the sub-regions Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Djooky Music Awards will host six Continental Voting rounds.
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of North America include: Canada (1), United States of America (2), Mexico (3), Guatemala (4), Belize (5), Honduras (6), El Salvador (7), Nicaragua (8), Costa Rica (9), Panama (10), Bahamas (11), Cuba (12), Jamaica (13), Haiti (14), Dominican Republic (15), Saint Kitts and Nevis (16), Antigua and Barbuda (17), Dominica (18), Saint Lucia (19), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (20), Barbados (21), Grenada (22), Trinidad and Tobago (23).
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of South Americainclude: Argentina (1), Bolivia (2), Brazil (3), Chile (4), Colombia (5), Ecuador (6), Guyana (7), Paraguay (8), Peru (9), Suriname (10), Uruguay (11), Venezuela (12).
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of Oceania include: Australia (1), Federated States of Micronesia (2), Fiji (3), Kiribati (4), Marshall Islands (5), Nauru (6), New Zealand (7), Palau (8), Papua New Guinea (9), Samoa (10), Solomon Islands (11), Tonga (12), Tuvalu (13), Vanuatu (14).
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of Asia include: Kazakhstan (1), Kyrgyzstan (2), Tajikistan (3), Turkmenistan (4), Uzbekistan (5), China (6), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (7), Republic of Korea (8), Japan (9), Mongolia (10), Brunei Darussalam (11), Cambodia (12), Indonesia (13), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (14), Malaysia (15), Myanmar (16), Philippines (17), Singapore (18), Thailand (19), Timor-Leste (20), Viet Nam (21), Afghanistan (22), Bangladesh (23), Bhutan (24), India (25), Iran (26), Maldives (27), Nepal (28), Pakistan (29), Sri Lanka (30), Armenia (31), Azerbaijan (32), Bahrain (33), Cyprus (34), Georgia (35), Iraq (36), Israel (37), Jordan (38), Kuwait (39), Lebanon (40), Oman (41), Qatar (42), Saudi Arabia (43), State of Palestine (44), Syrian Arab Republic (45), Turkey (46), United Arab Emirates (47), Yemen (48).
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of Europe include: Belarus (1), Bulgaria (2), Czech Republic (3), Hungary (4), Poland (5), Republic of Moldova (6), Romania (7), Russian Federation (8), Slovakia (9), Ukraine (10), Denmark (11), Estonia (12), Finland (13), Iceland (14), Ireland (15), Latvia (16), Lithuania (17), Norway (18), Sweden (19), United Kingdom (20), Albania (21), Andorra (22), Bosnia and Herzegovina (23), Croatia (24), Greece (25), Italy (26), Malta (27), Montenegro (28), North Macedonia (29), Portugal (30), San Marino (31), Serbia (32), Slovenia (33), Spain (34), Austria (35), Belgium (36), France (37), Germany (38), Liechtenstein (39), Luxembourg (40), Monaco (41), Netherlands (42), Switzerland (43).
Countries eligible for the Continental vote of Africa include: Algeria (1), Libya (2), Egypt (3), Morocco (4), Sudan (5), Tunisia (6), Burundi (7), Comoros (8), Djibouti (9), Eritrea (10), Ethiopia (11), Kenya (12), Madagascar (13), Malawi (14), Mauritius (15), Mozambique (16), Rwanda (17), Seychelles (18), Somalia (19), South Sudan (20), Sudan (21), Uganda (22), United Republic of Tanzania (23), Zambia (24), Zimbabwe (25), Angola (26), Cameroon (27), Central African Republic (28), Chad (29), Congo (30), Democratic Republic of the Congo (31), Equatorial Guinea (32), Gabon (33), Sao Tome and Principe (34), Botswana (35), Eswatini (36), Lesotho (37), Namibia (38), South Africa (39), Benin (40), Burkina Faso (41), Cabo Verde (42), Côte d’Ivoire (43), Gambia (44), Ghana (45), Guinea (46), Guinea-Bissau (47), Liberia (48), Mali (49), Mauritania (50), Niger (51), Nigeria (52), Senegal (53), Sierra Leone (54), Togo (55).