Music awards are just beginning!

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This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

While we are in the midst of the film award season, the music award season is just beginning.

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards honor artistic achievement, technical quality and overall excellence in the recording industry, without factoring in album sales or position on the charts.  They have been presented by musical peers for 55 years.  “Music’s biggest night” is February 10, 2013.


The Latin Grammys (in Spanish) are presented by the Latin Recording Academy, usually in November.  It is a non-profit organization of artists, musicians and recording professionals.  The 2013 awards show will be the fourteenth. 

Awards are based on the quality and musical excellence of recordings which were recorded in Spanish or Portuguese languages.  For instrumental recordings, eligibility is determined by the composer of the music, or that the artist interpreting the music fits the language requirements.  


The BRITS are the British equivalent of the Grammys.  The awards show is organized by the British Phonographic Industry for pop music.  This year the show is on February 20.


Juno Awards

The Juno Awards are presented by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, for artists born in Canada or who have immigrated to Canada.  The 42nd Juno Awards will take place in April in Regina, Saskatchewan.


American Music Award

The American Music Awards show was created by Dick Clark in 1973.  While the Grammys are based on votes by members of the Recording Academy, the American Music Awards are chosen by a poll of the public, and by sales.  This show is usually late in the year.


Dove Award

Gospel music is honored by the Dove Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in Christian music.  The Gospel Music Association presents the awards in Atlanta, and features live music performances in a variety of musical styles, including pop, rock, hip hop and country.


Blues Music Award

 The 34th annual Blues Music Awards will be presented May 9, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee.  These awards celebrate excellence in recording and performance of blues music, and represent many styles:  delta, east coast, west coast, harmonica, Chicago, Texas, modern and country blues.


 Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music presents the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 8, 2013.  They honor country music’s best artists and also introduce new artists.  It is associated with an all-star concert TV special.  


 Americana Music

The Americana Music Association presents six member-voted awards plus Lifetime Achievement Awards during its music festival in Nashville.  The 14th annual event will take place September 18-22, 2013 and will include four nights of live performances by artists from all over the world, celebrating the authentic voice of American Roots music.


The above list is only showing the main awards.  No matter what type of music you like, there is a festival or award out there. 


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