Zoo Music Awards 2014

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The 2nd annual Zoo Music Awards, brought to you by the Missoula Independent and Montana Radio Company, are designed to thank and celebrate the talented musicians and show support to local music in our community. Our goal is to provide a platform for local artists to gain recognition and exposure in Missoula's music scenes and, hopefully, beyond! The Zoo Music Awards

There are several components to this event: It starts with band submissions followed by public online voting, then two nights of showcasing finalists on February 7 & 8 and, finally, an awards ceremony red-carpet style at the Wilma on March 8, 2014.

The Gig

Acts will be compensated in the form of artist wristbands.

Terms And Conditions

The Fine Print:

Entries must come from the individual musician or band member.  Fans cannot submit a band for an award.
There will be a limit of ONE song entries per artist/band and only ONE category.
Each entry form must contain contact information for the entrant. Entrant is defined as the person submitting the entries. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. 
Each artist and/or band must fill out the registration form completely.  If all fields in the entries are not complete, entries may be disqualified.
Entries will be accepted November 12, 2013 thru December 13, 2013. Entries before or after these dates will be disqualified. 
Entrant MUST submit online voting material that is original work to which the entrant holds all rights. During the showcase you are permitted to play up to two cover songs, or songs you do NOT hold all rights.
Entrant gives the Missoula Independent and Montana Radio Company permission to use their music, likeness, artwork, video and website for the purposes of promoting the awards program.
The Zoo Music Awards voting process is carefully weighed through our series of ongoing events that last over a 4 month process. An artists can enter themselves in the contest, but only FAN VOTING will get a band or artist into the showcase. 
The showcase voting will be done by text to vote. Each nominee will receive a text to vote number, so their fans can vote for them. Only ONE vote per category per cell phone per night. That means that just like the music industry, it is a popularity contest.
75 nominees will play a live 45 minute set for fans at various venues around downtown Missoula to win the top 3 spots. This year the showcase will take over downtown Missoula on 2 nights, Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8th, 2014. The top 3 from each category will be invited to the awards show on March 8, 2014 where one lucky artist or band will be named a category winner. 
Prizes:If you are nominated in the top 5 of each category, you will receive a complimentary weekend tickets to the ZooMA showcase for each BAND MEMBER and will be listed on our event web sites as a nominee. Your name/category will also appear in radio, print, web, and social media promotions. Every nominee is eligible to purchase 10 event tickets for their friends and fans to attend at 50% off a ticket for the showcase.
ZooMA is proud to announce that each category winner will take a home a prize of $500. The Garage Band category has a grand prize of $300. That is $6300 in cash prizes! 
Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 2, 2014 at the Wilma Theatre.