20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards - Round 3

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Los Angeles Music Awards, which is a red carpet event that is the premiere showcase for emerging artists and bands in LA and from all over the world for the past 20 years. One Sonicbids artist selected as a nominee will also be selected to perform at the main event at Paramount Theatre at no cost to the artist. The publicity value of this opportunity is approximately $10,000./n/nNow entering its 20th year, the Los Angeles Music Awards is the premiere showcase for emerging artists and bands in LA and from all over the world. The Los Angeles Music Awards have built a tradition and heritage in Hollywood as a community event that recognizes and honors great talent and helps them get the publicity required to establish themselves in the commercial marketplace.

This red carpet event features live performances, award presentations and most importantly, tons of press. In 2010, the event will take place at the world famous Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot on November 18, making it even more exclusive and drawing even more of a "Hollywood" clientele – celebrities, music industry, legendary musicians and more.

Past success stories are many and include Black Eyed Peas, 1999 & 2000 nominee; Korn, 1993 nominee; No Doubt, 1992 nominee; Sugar Ray, 1994 nominee; Lit, (then know as Razzle), 1991 nominee; Grace Potter, 1999 nominee; Alien Ant Farm, 1999 recipient; Dream Theater, 1991 nominee, plus dozens of others who have gone onto success in other ways. Carmel Helene, who was a nominee in 2005, currently is one of two touring back up singers for Miley Cyrus. 2006 recipient Yogi is currently touring with Chris Cornell as his guitarist.

The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards will be a global event, open to artists from all genres of music from every continent. If an artist is nominated, they may be invited to perform at one of two big events during the year:
The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Voting Party at the Whisky A Go-Go on Thursday, October 7th, 2010
The main event on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 on the lot at the Paramount Theater.

If nominated artists wish to perform at the awards show main event, artists will be asked to seek sponsors who would like to take advantage of the media branding opportunities we offer. The Los Angeles Music Awards does not want the production cost to be shouldered by the artists. Instead, by bringing a sponsor to the table, everyone wins - there is no fee to the artist, production costs are covered and the sponsor receives great branding/visibility.

One Sonicbids artist selected as a nominee will also be selected to perform at the main event at Paramount Theatre at no cost to the artist. The publicity value of this opportunity is approximately $10,000.

Additionally, artists selected for nominations are eligible to perform at LAMA monthly showcase events at The Roxy on LA's world-famous Sunset Strip.

Every award recipient will be presented with a plaque and 2 comp tickets to the event. To receive plaque/nomination certificate, artists must be present at one of the 2 events mentioned above.

To learn more about the award show brands, and who some of the celebrity recipients are, please visit LAMA on YouTube.

Terms And Conditions

LAMA 2010 Guidelines

The LA Music Awards are first and foremost a promotional vehicle designed to help artists get into the commercial marketplace. As such, it is expected that you make the 20th annual LA Music Awards your first promotional priority. LAMA will be paying attention to your willingness, or lack thereof, to publicize your achievement on all of your exposure related tools, i.e. web sites, print ads, fliers, etc. Only 5 to 10% of entrants will win a nomination in 2010. If you are one of those, you have plenty to publicize and promote your music.

Here are some things to keep in mind when submitting:

* Publicists yes, managers no. Because of the promotional nature of the event and the typically early stage of an artists career at the time of nomination, LAMA - a publicity and promotion company prefers to work with publicists.

* Participation is the key to victory. You should be willing to be present and participate in as many of LAMA's Showcase Series events as you can. The events happen up to 20 times per year in two cities. Your willingness to attend some of these events to network with our staff of producers and advisory board members is vital to your success.

* Show respect. Any private or public disrespect shown to any awards/event that you are nominated in will result in immediate revocation of your nomination and will automatically disqualify you from further consideration. LAMA does not want to hear that you've been talking smack about how much better your music may be than many of LAMA's other nominees or anything that reflects poorly upon you or LAMA. You can express your desire to win in ways that positively reflect everyone. LAMA wants artists who are friendly to one another and want to share gigs, showcases and fan bases with each other. Simply stated in another way, be good community members in the LAMA community.

* Listen to advice. If you receive a nomination, utilize the opportunity listen to what the event producers have to say. With a 20-year history and heritage in Hollywood, LAMA has nurtured and cultivated relationships with hundreds of very influential and important people in the entertainment industry and has also seen many careers won and lost. The artists that receive nominations are artists that LAMA believes are talented and wants to help.

* Find neutral ears to listen to your music before you submit it. Find someone who has no bias for or against your musical endeavors before spending your hard-earned money on an opportunity such as this.

* Monitor and communicate. It is important to LAMA that you stay in touch with what LAMA is doing by watching LAMA's web sites for updates, event schedules and other information that you will need to stay competitive with the other nominees. LAMA likes to hear from all of our active participants. Please, don't hesitate e-mail or call with your questions and comments.

* LAMA only want artists and bands that are loyal to its very elite community. While it is fine if you enter other contests and awards programs, it is NOT O.K. to accept a nomination from us and then choose to attend a competing event over LAMA. It is also not going to win you any higher consideration from LAMA if you have received a nomination from a competing awards show organization.

* Capturing a nomination does not automatically guarantee a successful career in the entertainment industry. Consider any nominations earned as a chance to market yourself in conjunction with the most recognized awards show in Hollywood. This amazingly effective marketing tool may be what you need to get your music heard by those who can assist you at getting into the commercial marketplace. For example, you could make a sticker for your CD that says, (Your band name) Nominated for Independent Rock Single of the Year at the 20th Annual LA Music Awards

In summary, the win is the nomination, not the award itself. No one wins an award with LAMA. The win is in the nomination. This why LAMA refers to those who receive an award from us as recipients. If you are a nominee and you dont receive an award, you did not lose anything. You can still use this as an incredible promotional opportunity where everyone is a winner.