Our Earth Hour Song in WWF/EarthHour Taiwan Video - April 18, 2017
What an amazing honor....our song "It's Earth Hour" was used in a video for the World Wildlife Fund/Earth Hour Taiwan's recap of how Earth Hour was observed in Taiwan. I only have a link to their FB page now, they are sending me the actual video....until then....the video was put on their FB page April 10, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanEarthHour/?pnref=story
EARTH HOUR VIDEO GOES VIRAL - March 28, 2017
Our music video for the song "IT'S EARTH HOUR" ended up being seen, as of 3/28/17, by:
* 150 COUNTRIES!
* 11,025 VIEWS!
* SONGS DOWNLOADED FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE
* Reposted on FB and Retweeted on Twitter by environmental groups including WWF branches around the world
It was thrilling to hear from people around the world, and also join together in the mission to #ChangeClimateChange
International Songwriting Contest (ISC) loves us! - March 2, 2017
*** Annie Lynn nominated in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) for her song, "New School", featuring cousins Alex W., and Hannah S. on vocals, and the amazing Wanamaker Lewis on Banjo. This song is in the Best Children's Song category. Final Results pending...
ONE SONG AND WHOLE CD NOMINATED in JUST PLAIN FOLKS SONGWRITING CONTEST - February 18, 2017
*** Annie Lynn and Chris Arms are nominated in the Just Plain Folks Songwriting Contest for their entire CD "Annie Lynn, Chris Arms and Friends: No Time for Hate and Other Songs For Schools" in the Best Educational Children's CD category. Final Results pending...
*** Annie Lynn nominated in the Just Plain Folks Songwriting Contest for her song, "New School", featuring cousins Alex W., and Hannah S. on vocals, and the amazing Wanamaker Lewis on Banjo. This song is in the Best Children's Song category. Final Results pending...
(Note: 2nd time I ever competed against myself, lol!)
TWO SONGS IN MID- ATLANTIC SONGWRITING CONTEST - January 2, 2017
*** Annie Lynn and Chris Arms awarded Honorable Mention in the Children's Genre of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, for their song "No Time for Hate"
*** Annie Lynn awarded Honorable Mention in theChildren's Genre of the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition, for her song, "That's All There Is - Feat. Alex W."
(Note: First time I ever competed against myself, lol!)
SONG OF THE YEAR SONGWRITING CONTEST - February 11, 2016
FEBRUARY 11, 2016: Annie Lynn and Chris Arms and Alex Wilczewski were awarded the position of semi finalists in The Song of The Year Songwriting Competition, for their holiday hit, the Ramones--styled song, "I KEPT YOUR PRESENT."
AND THE CHOIR SANG ON... - October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015 :The Arch Street United Methodist Church Choir premiered the song “No Time for Hate” by Annie Lynn and Chris Arms at a special service, featuring the Reverend Benjamin David Hutchinson. The mighty choir was directed by Music Director Adam Haines, and both Mr. Haines and the choir are to be commended on their interpretation of the piece. From the lush opening harmonies to the swaying choir and congregants, this piece came to life in their hands. Reverend Robin Hynicka is also to be thanked for his enthusiasm and his welcoming us as if we were members. I am so in awe of Rev. Robin; he is truly an angel on earth, or maybe a new David, fighting for the rights of ALL of society, and standing up to oppressors and showing the world that “There’s no time for hate, only love.”
The award reads: ’This bouncing bevy of virtuous lullabies is distinguished by the highly refined compositional sensibilities of Lynn and Arms; these people could write standards in any genre they wanted, and it is only fortunate they choose to serve the young.’
IT'S PUPPET TIME! - July 8, 2015
I am currently in production of some of my songs with some amazing puppets, and the help of some very talented puppeteers and film makers. Stay tuned for releases.....
KINDIECOMM 2015 FINDS ME!!! - March 23, 2015
I had an amazing time at KINDIECOMM 2015, a convention for Children's Independent Songwriters. It was held at World Cafe Live/WXPN Studios in Philadelphia. Couldn't believe this was in my own back yard. I attended some amazing workshops put on by Children's Music Network, and met many old and new friends in the business. I had serious and enlightening conversations with the guys from the Pop-Ups, and Joe from the Okee Dokee Brothers, who all agreed that more children's songwriters need to write for schools and families, giving them material that supports the idea that it is okay to be yourself, whoever or whatever that is. We talked about writing songs that reflect the changing and more accepting times (sounds like a Dylan song, eh?) I also got to meet and take a photo with my childhood TV mentor....Bob McGrath from Sesame Street. He was so sweet and encouraging. He lead a beautiful and touching rendition of "The Rainbow Connection" that left not a dry eye in the house. I LOVE being a Kindie Artist, and am so grateful to all the musicians, producers, children, publishers and DJ's that showed up just when I needed them to.
STOP THAT! -An Anti-Bullying Anthem" used in P.S.A. - March 9, 2014
The song "STOP THAT! - An Anti-Bullying Anthem" was used in a PSA for the country of Antigua and Barbuda. I don't know why I am surprised every time I am contacted from someone in another country. This problem of bullying is universal and it's time we ALL do something to put an end to it. Parents, teach your children well, and treat them well. They are watching you. Peace, Annie
"No Time For Hate" was awarded Semi-Finalist/Top 10, in the "SONG OF THE YEAR" 2010 Songwriting competition.
A CAPITOL IDEA!!! - March 2, 2010
On Monday March 1, 2010, Annie and co-writer Chris Arms, along with the Glenside Elementary Singers, under the direction of Marni Berkowitz, performed their songs, "No Time For Hate" and "STOP THAT!" (an anti-bullying anthem) as well as Annie's nature song, "Listen" at the Harrisburg State Capitol, for our State Senators, State Representatives, and other visitors. This event was sponsored by the PA Music Educators Association. We met several senators, including Senator Mary Jo White, the chairperson of the Environmental Resources and Energy Commission, who welcomed us as she listened to our dedication to her committee with a performance of "Listen - a Nature Song." We then took a tour of the Capitol Building, then returned to Glenside via luxury coach. It was a memorable and exciting day.
SONG RECEIVES HONORS AGAIN... - May 26, 2009
Annie and Chris Arms have just been selected as one of twenty finalists, internationally, in the Children's Genre of the 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest, for their song, "NO TIME FOR HATE." A Big thanks to all the kids who sang on this song, for making it so wonderful.
Glenside Elementary Rocks to the Music of Annie Lynn and Chris Arms - April 20, 2009
4.20.09 Glenside, PA
On April 20th, 2009, Glenside Elementary School received its NO PLACE FOR HATE designation from the Anti-Defamation League, and premiered the anthem
"NO TIME FOR HATE", written by Annie Lynn and Chris Arms.
The event was filmed by Local Media.
The 300 students also celebrated Earth Day, and again, premiered the song, "Listen - A Nature Song" by Annie Lynn. The enthusiastic students were lead under the superb direction of Mrs. Marni Berkowitz, whose wonderful interpretation of the music was complete with hand clapping, swaying, and even several vocal parts intertwining. The children were wonderful and energetic, and several teachers were also spotted singing along...
A good time was had by all...
Picking up steam... - September 4, 2008
Annie Lynn and Chris Arms finished as semifinalists (in Top 10 all over), in the 2008 U.K. Songwriting Contest, for their co--write "NO TIME FOR HATE." This song has been endorsed by and licensed to Teachers Against Prejudice (www.teachersagainstprejudice.org) for their educational workshops and assemblies. Thanks to all the kids that sang on this song!
IAMA FINALIST AGAIN!!! - February 1, 2008
FEB. 2008 - ANNIE LYNN AND JIM BURNS FINISH AS ONE OF TEN FINALISTS IN THE 2007 INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC AWARDS FOR BEST COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS SONG, FOR THEIR COMPOSITION, "MY BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN SKIES." CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER RANDY KOHRS! THIS SONG'S YOURS IF YOU WANT IT DUDE!
HONORABLE MENTION IN JLSC! - September, 2007
THANKS TO A GREAT TEAM EFFORT FROM ALEX W., HANNAH S. AND WANAMAKER LEWIS, SONG "NEW SCHOOL" WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE SESSION 1 2007 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST IN THE CHILDREN'S GENRE. "NEW SCHOOL" WAS ALSO JUST CHOSEN TO BE ON A COMPILATION CD TO BENEFIT PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH/PATIENTS. (SEE LINK PAGE FOR INFO).
ANNIE & ALEX W. FINALISTS IN I.A.M.A. - January 31, 2007
Jan. 31, 2007 - THIS JUST IN.....ANNIE AND HER 11 YEAR OLD SON ALEXANDER HAVE JUST BEEN SELECTED AS FINALISTS IN THE BEST GROUP/DUO CATEGORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC AWARDS, FOR THEIR HIT SINGLE "THAT'S ALL THERE IS"