Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc Join 2015 CLIO Music Awards Jury

Associated Press
Janelle Monae and Aloe Blacc

The prestigious international awards competition, for marketing and advertising in the music industry, is accepting entries through May 29.

Janelle Monae and Aloe Blacc are joining a glamorous jury.

The R&B/soul stars have joined the voting panel of the 2015 CLIO Music Awards, a prestigious international awards competition for marketing and advertising in the music industry. Now in its second year, the competition is accepting entries through May 29.

Blacc is no stranger to the CLIOs; he performed at the ceremony last year. He and Monae join 21 other music insiders in the voting panel, including Tom Corson, president and COO of RCA Records; Sylvia Rhone, president of Epic Records; and Daniel Glass, founder and president of Glassnote Entertainment Group.

"CLIO Music is about honoring the incredible work of the people who propel the music business through creative efforts, from artist promotion to the expert ways in which music is integrated in advertising," CLIO president Nicole Purcell said in a statement. "It's the talent of these creative leaders that connects people to brands, motivates them to join causes and inspires them to expand their horizons through music."

The new CLIO roles add to an already busy spring for Monae and Blacc; Monae is set to release a compilation album of artists on Wondaland Records, the label she founded, in May. Blacc is set to perform at the Playboy Jazz Festival in early June.

CLIO also collaborated on Adweek's new Music Issue, on newsstands March 16.

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