Boston Music Awards 2011
Boston Music Awards 2011
On November 20th the 24th Boston Music Awards will be held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA with performances by many of this year's nominees to be announced shortly.
Who is eligible for a Boston Music Award? A musician or producer who has strong ties to New England. We define strong ties as someone who is a New England native or has lived here for a substantial period of time who has actively worked or is actively working here. (John Mayer who went to Berklee for one year does not qualify).
The time frame for consideration for this year's awards are November 1, 2010 - October 31, 2011.
What is the Mission of the Boston Music Awards? To bring together the music community of New England to honor its best and brightest performers while raising money for music charities to ensure our stages and studios are filled with talent for years to come. The event is the one time of year that the entire community can come together and celebrate our own. We also strive to generate regional and national exposure for nominated and winning artists.
Where does the money go? Since 2003, any proceeds from the event have gone to various music charities throughout New England. We have funded scholarships to Berklee, music education programs in schools, etc. Recently, we aligned with Music Drives Us, a non-profit that provides funding for music education programs www.musicdrivesus.com. For the past few years the money to put on the BMAs and fund our charitable efforts has been raised exclusively through sponsorship and partnerships.
How are the nominees chosen? This year, we have revamped our nominating and voting to include over 150 active participants in all genres of the music community in New England. The Academy includes venue owners, booking agents, managers, writers/bloggers, DJs, program directors, music business owners, distributors, retailers, producers, publicists and others. We will continue to try to update and expand this list to ensure that it is truly representative of people who have their finger on the pulse of ALL music genres in Boston. The BMA office gets nomination requests throughout the year, which we pass on to the nominating committee.
Who votes for winners? Once the ballot is created, the Academy votes for the winners. The Academy vote counts for 2/3, while the online public vote counts 1/3.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets can be purchased right here at Brown Paper Tickets.
A limited amount of tickets are available to the public for $20. In addition a limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $99 and entitle buyers to a special VIP cocktail hour with performing artists and industry insiders.
215 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114