Winery Music Awards

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Where as the Sundance Film Festival showcases independent filmmakers in ski country, the Winery Music Awards Festival showcases unsigned, independent music artists in wine country.

One of the Central Coast's most successful music events ever among local artists will be returning in 2007. Held on the grounds of select Paso Robles wineries, the Winery Music Awards competition showcases the best original, unsigned music artists in California and beyond with a backdrop of grapevines, stacks of wine barrels and the smell of fermenting wine in the air.

The artists compete for significant prizes contributed by a variety of sponsor companies within and outside the music industry. A panel of notable judges influential in the music, entertainment and wine industries votes its choices for best artists of the competition. Artists are judged in the categories of originality, musicianship and, most importantly, marketability to the wine-consuming market. The competition is open to the music genres of jazz, rock, blues, new age, acoustic, country, folk, soft rock, reggae' and adult contemporary.

5 artists compete at each exciting event for the top scoring slots and a chance to go on to the finals to win cash, prizes and industry recognition. This truly is one of America’s most unique song contests held at some of California’s most unique wineries.

The following dates are when the contest will be held:

  • June 9, 2007

  • July 14, 2007

  • August 11, 2007

  • September 15, 2007

  • October 7, 2007

With four rounds of competitions, a total of 20 artists will compete in the entire 2007 competition. Artists are judged in 3 categories: Originality, musicianship, and marketability to the wine-consuming public who are men and women, ages 21 – 54. Judging is by a panel of professionals who come from the music, entertainment and wine industries. Please check the website for an in depth list of the panel. The top total-scoring artist in each of the four elimination rounds will compete in the final competition in October, along with 2 "Wild Card" winners. The Wild Card winners are the 2 highest scoring artists of all 4 elimination rounds, other than the winners of each individual elimination round concert. Therefore, 6 artists will compete for the grand prizes in the final competition concert in October.

All submitting artists will get a year with SNOCAP, the first end-to-end provider of digital licensing and copyright management services for the digital music marketplace. SNOCAP enables you to sell tracks through your own SNOCAP “MyStore” and multiple retailers, all from one interface. It's non-exclusive and artists keep all the rights to their music.