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A big thanks to Colin Eade, Director of GISC for featuring the Firstfruits Music Awards in this quarter's edition of Songwriting & Composing.

With its origins tracing back to 1938, the GISC is recognised as the United Kingdom’s top industry body for songwriters, composers and music industry personnel. GISC’s prime aim is to provide its members with support, guidance and to be an information repository for all matters relating to the music business. Guidance is available on a plethora of subjects including songwriting and music publishing, plus the institution offers members a free copyright service for their works. The quarterly magazine, Songwriting & Composing, is an invaluable source of information and the institute also provides a collaboration service so that writers and composers can connect with other music professionals.

Check out the latest edition of Songwriting & Composing below.

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Human trafficking is the fastest-growing black-market business in the world.

Statistics tell us that there are more people in slavery, children in slavery, now than there have ever been in all of human history.

Read that again, slowly …

More ……now ……than ……ever ……before.

In Nepal, 1.5 million are at risk annually.

71% of these are women and children.

71% of these are someone’s daughters.

They are our friends, our sisters, daughters, the little girl next door.

There is a huge profit margin to be made on the sale of Girls, after all, “You can sell a bag of drugs once, but you can sell a person multiple times”.

Once successfully trafficked out of the country only around 2% are ever rescued. 2% of the 20 thousand estimated trafficked persons that go missing every year.

These are our daughters and this is our watch.

To find out how you can help, please visit

We could be the generation that stops the traffick.

#everydaughtermatters #hope #bethechange #enditmovement #humantraffickingawareness #educategirls #girlchild

Every Daughter Matters is the anti-human trafficking arm of International Mission Ministries, a not-for-profit Christian charity based in Australia. Working closely with Aashish (Blessings) Social Service in Nepal, the common goal is to eradicate the trafficking of vulnerable women and girls from Nepal. In addition, this mission includes raising awareness in local communities of the devastating issues that surround trafficking and to educate people in the ways in which traffickers operate. Although trafficking is a global issue, the border between Nepal and India is recognised as one of the major hotspots in the world for this activity, with an annual estimate of 20,000 women and girls lives ruined by this horrid and inhumane practice.

Nigel Swaby, Founder of Firstfruits Music Awards said, “I am delighted that Every Daughter Matters reached out, inviting us to be Ambassadors for this much worthy cause. As a disciple of Christ, I am mindful that God expects me to pour myself out for others. What the team are doing at Every Daughter Matters is exactly this, a selfless love which clearly reflects the Gospel in action. Philippians 2:3-4 comes to mind, ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.’ ”

Ross Nancarrow, CEO of Every Daughter Matters commented, “I first met Nigel and his wife almost ten years ago when they attended a church I pastored in Perth, Western Australia. During this time I have found them above reproach in every aspect of their interactions with myself and the body of God’s people. Their mission to support and promote unknown Christian artists and to use music as a media to minister God’s truths through songs is a worthy cause to be admired.”

Backed by an international panel of highly regarded music professionals, Firstfruits Music Awards’ prime goal is to provide support and promote emerging Christian artists whose songs accurately reflect biblical truths. The grand prize of £25,000 in cash will help launch the winner’s career!

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