Barnes’ music has been featured in numerous magazines and web sites, including Shine On Hollywood Magazine (Mar. 2016), New Age Music World (Sept 2011 & Dec. 2012), EmmeK New Age and New Sounds Magazine (Dec. 2007) and AMMA AnR (Aug. 2007). Additionally, Barnes was awarded the 2008 Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award for Music & Cinema, the 2009 Soloist of the Year Award 2010 & 2011 Composer of the Year from the Los Angeles Music Awards.
Barnes music is regularly played on numerous FM and internet Radio stations including Pandora, Spotify, ITunes Radio, 97.1 The Coast, Happy Days New Age Radio, and more. His songs appear on several compilation CDs.
Barnes’ work on the music for the Docu-Drama “City of Dreams” with 2 time Academy Award Nominee Carol Connors won the Best Theme Song at the 2011 TCI Film Festival. Songs from his “Alive” , “Storm Of Solace” & “In The Beginning” CD releases have earned him Outstanding Musician from the Live Nation sponsored OutMusic Awards, the Best Easy Listening Male Artist for the 2012, 2014 & 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards, Best Instrumental Male Artist for the 2015 & 2017 Indie Music Channel Awards and Best Ambient / Instrumental Album of 2016 & 2017 for The Akademia Music Awards. Barnes is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy.