Different Moon was founded in 2015 by North Carolina (USA) songwriter Jim Piper. At the early age of 37, Piper's long-time high school friend and fellow keyboardist/songwriting partner, Mike Smith, passed away. Piper decided to honor his friend by sharing with the public five unreleased songs co-written by Piper/Smith, thereby releasing a debut EP under the artist name Different Moon. Encouraged by interest from new fans and driven by a passion for music, Piper decided to continue writing and releasing new songs as Different Moon. Between 2016 and 2021, Piper has released three EP's, twelve singles, and received over twenty international songwriting nominations. The music of Different Moon continues to evolve, but its foundation is a blend of pop, rock, and alternative melodically crafted together.
From Myth to Legend:
-Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting: 2019 Great American Song Contest
-Semi-Finalist: 2019 ISC Songwriting Competition
-Semi-Finalist: 2019 UK Intl Songwriting Contest
-Finalist: 2018 SongDoor Intl Songwriting Competition
-Semi-Finalist: 2018 UK Intl Songwriting Contest
Two Halves Broken:
-SongwriterUniverse magazine: June 2018 "Top 5 Best Songs of the Month"
3rd Place - 2017 Broadjam 6-Pack Competition