19th Annual LA Music Awards - Round 1

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The L.A. Music Awards have been around longer than any other independent awards show in the world. While many other awards show events have a policy of nominating all who pay the submission fee, the L.A. Music Awards nominates only the best of it's musical submissions, which explains its longevity, history, heritage and esteem.

If you are nominated in the Los Angeles Music Awards, there are thousands of dollars worth of benefits and opportunities through the promotional efforts made on your behalf. The L.A. Music Awards are a media-driven publicity and marketing machine.

Your submission to The Los Angeles Music Awards will offer the chance for your music to be heard by Hollywood's TV/film placement industry as well as to be one of 100 nominees in 20 categories (5 nominees per category). There are reserved slots in every category for Sonicbids members.

Each submission will be carefully evaluated. There will be four separate qualifying rounds, with monthly, public placement of new nominee names on the LA Music Awards website.

Here are the categories:

Male Singer / Songwriter of the Year

Female Singer / Songwriter of the Year

Rock Single of the Year

Pop Single of the Year

Adult Contemporary Single of the Year

Triple A Single of the Year

Soul R&B Single of the Year

Dance Single of the Year

Country Single of the Year

Hip Hop Single of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Male Vocal Performance of the Year

Female Vocal Performance of the Year

Rock Record of the Year (Producer)

Rock Album of the Year (Artist)

Country Vocalist of the Year: Male or Female

Pop Vocalist of the Year: Male or Female

Band My Space Website of the Year

Musical Group of the Year

Instrumental Artist of the Year

There will also be a separate "Producers Choice" category for nominees who submit exemplary work for consideration of nomination. The Producers Choice sub categories are:

Guitarist of the Year




Recording Engineer

Live Performance

CD Package design

Jazz Artist

Hip-Hop Artist

Musical Group

The artists who are chosen as nominees in the independent categories will get to network not only with music industry achievers, but with top-level people from the motion picture industry as well. This awards show is open to artists from around the world.

The LA Music awards is sponsored by Rainbo Records, who is offering selected artists 100 CDs for free. See LA Music Awards' MySpace page for more details.

Please note: The 19th Annual LA Music Awards Showcase Series will be held monthly at Life in Los Angeles. Sonicbids artists are eligible to perform at these events in 2009.

he 2009 LA Music Awards and Showcase Series will continue with the traditions established when it was founded in 1991. That means that the interests of artists and their creative work come first and that community service to the grassroots creative community shall continue to be the mantra of this organization.