"The Dance"

Honorary Artist-in-Residence World Class Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter - Yify Zhang Commissions instrumental music "The Dance" for the Annual Global Artist Challenge:


SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST CALL


OVERVIEW: For this year’s Global Artist Challenge we seek singer-songwriters to co-create songs that speak to healing the self-esteem of those that feel a sense of powerlessness and disconnection with the whole and those that unwisely violate others of all races and creeds. As such, we ask you to join us in solidarity for the 2022 UR2.Global – Yify Zhang Artist Challenge with the theme: “MOVE US”, featuring the outstanding instrumental music by world-class composer Yify Zhang titled:The Dance. An emotionally piercing compositon that "moves us", hence the theme.


For UR2.Global, Yify's music title: The Dance, is a metaphor that begs us to move! As in 'move the needle forward and to shake things up! And like a dance, UR2.Global President - Dr. Kemp states, “we curtsy and bow to life’s challenges, searching for harmony and peace while pivoting to keep our balance. Sometimes, over-or-under-compensating by forgetting to hold our heads up high as the esteemed sacred sources of energy-in-motion that we are, filled with loving light. As such, we can always choose to “move” towards a new direction where we see ourselves as choreographers in life’s dance and all of mankind as partners. Then, unity becomes the only thing that will truly MOVE US.” Thus, singer-songwriters are urged to create lyrics for Yify’s music that “move us” – as stated before with lyrics that "move" the needle forward for mankind’s evolution.


All participants will receive an award that will be emailed to you in appreciation for your participation that will be co-signed by Yify Zhang.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:


After reading the below guidelines, please Complete the Submission Form (Left). 

1)  Listen to THE DANCE track (above left). We will send you your preference of the MP3 or WAV file once you register. All entries must uplift self-esteem, self-love and/or non-violence. NO Profanity.  In addition to uplifting the general population of mankind, UR2.Global will be sending the entries to institutions of despair such as prisons, mental institutions, and addictions facilities where many feel "lost".

2) Give the song you will be creating with her music your own title (not "The Dance" since that is Yify's title of her instrumental music). So you don't have to use the word "dance" in your title at all, but you can include the word "dance" in your title if you'd like with other words that distinguish it as your own unique song title. ALSO, you can use ALL or PART of the instrumental music for your creation but your entry must be at least a minimum of two minutes). In doing so, you must use the word "move" somewhere within the verses of your song: (Examples: move on, move up, move beyond, move out the way, or whatever else works with the word "move" etc.).

3) Copyrights: The copyright of the music will remain the property of Yify Zhang. Your lyrics are considered your global community service to UR2.Global and your voluntary "work for hire" for our humanitarian arts project.  You will be credited for your lyrics as the singer-songwriter along with your photo and performance of your song.

4) Promoting Your Entry: Your song will be showcased and promoted on UR2.Global and can also be showcased on your website too.   However, you may NOT promote the song  until UR2.Global has sent out the official press release to the media announcing that the 2022 Artist Challenge Entries are in. This will take place after Yify has had a chance to hear all of the entries. We will send you an email notifying you when you can feature your entry on your own websites.

5) Career Advantage: As an artist, you will have "bragging rights" forever that you co-created your song with this amazing composer and may credit yourself as an Award-Recipient for your global community service to the UR2.Global ARTS Project to uplift humanity.

​6)   Songs may be sent in now through June 30, 2022 for the Spring Showcase. The first four artists to submit their songs will also receive a small monetary stipend.  


7) Complete the Registration Submission Form to inform us of your intention to submit your song by or before the Spring deadline.
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Artist Challenge Submission Guidelines  

All Participants Receive Awards

(Read Overview (below) and Complete Submission Form (left)

You will be sent a confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.

MEDIA:  PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING

2022 HONORARY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

YIFY ZHANG

TO VIEW ON PR.COM  CLICK HERE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 21, 2022 


UR2.Global Names Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter – Yify Zhang,
 the 2022 Honorary Artist-In-Residence for the Global Psycho-Spiritual Arts Project
Offering Awards to Singer-Songwriters that Participate in the Artist Challenge to Uplift Humanity



​USA Florida - March 21, 2022 - UR2.Global Names World-Class Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter – Yify Zhang as the 2022 Honorary Artist-In-Residence (HAR) for its global Annual Artist Challenge to uplift the self-esteem of humanity. ​ Singer-Songwriters ages 21 and older are welcomed to participate and receive awards.

"We are so pleased to have such a talented and passionate artist as this year's Honorary Artist to commission her original instrumental song: "The Dance" for the 2022 UR2.Global - Yify Zhang Artist Challenge for other artist to use to uplift mankind," states Amelia Kemp, Ph.D., LMHC. - President of UR2.Global, a psycho-spiritual arts project of The Sacretherapy Institute - a 501-C3 not-for-profit volunteer-run organization, (pronounced sacred-therapy with a silent d).


The Honorary Artist - Yify states "It’s my deepest honor to be part of the UR2.Global Arts Project. I make music that remind people they are loved. My mission is to create live soundscapes for listeners to get lost in. Connecting people with their deeper selves and others in their lives."  A goal and message she’s certainly spreading with her songs having been featured in playlists that have accumulated 1M+ streams in 90+ countries across streaming platforms. She has also been featured in Vents Magazine, Celeb Mix, The Drunken Coconut, Indie Guru, AVA Live Radio, York Calling, among other indie music publications.


The purpose of the annual Honorary Artist-in-Residency (HAR) is for the HAR to help inspire other artists from around the globe to assist UR2.Global in uplifting humanity through annual artist challenges with annual themes that elevate consciousness and unity. With the onslaught of social discord and violence in the world, this year's Artist Challenge theme is titled: "MOVE US" based on the metaphor the arts organization extracted from the title of Yify's instrumental music The Dance. Like a dance, Dr. Amelia Kemp states, “we curtsy and bow to life’s challenges, searching for harmony and peace while pivoting to keep our balance. Sometimes, over-or-under-compensating by forgetting to hold our heads up high as the esteemed sacred sources of energy-in-motion that we are, filled with loving light. As such, we can always choose to “move” towards a new direction where we see ourselves as choreographers in life’s dance and all of mankind as partners. Then, unity becomes the only thing that will truly MOVE US – hence our theme.” Thus, singer-songwriters are urged to create lyrics for Yify’s music that “move us” – as in: lyrics that move the needle forward for mankind’s evolution.

 
​With a global vision, UR2.Global showcases artists from diverse cultures and ethnicities. “We hope artists take advantage of this opportunity join in solidarity with our Asian sisters and brothers to unite as a global society and end violence as it relates to not only people of color but for all the world's peoples" states Lamarr Kemp, Sr., MBA - Vice President of UR2.Global.


Registration is now open. For Submission Guidelines and deadlines, visit UR2.Global and click the UR2.Global - Yify Zhang Artist Challenge link or email  UR2.Global@gmail.com. 

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​SUBMISSION FORM FOR MOBILE USERS BELOW:

To Submit your lyrics for the instrumental track "The Dance" read the Submission Guidelines to the right and complete the Registration Submission Form below and we will email you the WAV file to use in your song. You may use all or part of track.


            BONUS: SEE YIFY ZHANG IN ACTION

This year's HAR Composer is also a talented Singer-Songwriter. To hear Yify's beautiful voice in one of her other songs and music videos, please enjoy a selection we love titled: "Human" (below).

To listen to the instrumental song to use for your entry please click "Play" below to hear:

THE DANCE


Please Complete the Submission Form (below):

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 Yify Zhang

2022 

UR2.Global

Honorary

Artist-in-Residence

You will be sent a confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.