Music ACT has been in touch to let us know they’re planning a stonking great awards ceremony in December hosted by Paul McDermott at the Albert Hall:
On Friday December 7 at Albert Hall, 19 awards covering a huge range of genres, from Best Rock Group to Best Orchestra/Big Band, to Best Folk Group to Best EDM Producer, will be presented during a glorious celebration of our thriving music scene.
This won’t be a regular awards ceremony. Forget hours of boring speeches and bad food, and envision a night of dancing and drinking hosted by the great Paul McDermott where the main focus is what we’re there to recognise and rejoice in – outstanding local music.
We’re not just giving a gong to those on stage or behind the decks however, as awards for Best Contribution to the ACT Music Industry and Best Studio/Engineer/Producer are also on the list. That’s what the MAMAs are all about: recognising excellence in every aspect of our music industry, while relishing it at the same time.
Submissions for each award category open this Tuesday (14 August) and will close on 15 October. Each category will be judged in a transparent and rigorous manner by a panel of interstate industry experts. There are also four major awards that will be up for public vote: Artist of 2012, Youth Artist of 2012, Live Performer of 2012 and Live Venue of 2012.
So get nominating!