RAMIs open online voting, hold Jan. 26 meeting

The Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Awards has opened voting online at www.ramiawards.com. Voting will continue through March 5.

One hundred seventy-five local musicians, bands, organizations and technicians have been nominated for 2006 awards. Printed ballot locations will be announced soon.

The RAMI committee will be holding an open meeting for all Rockford-area musicians, sound technicians, music venue operators, music organizations, music promotion companies and music industry-related media/journalists at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 at Giovanni’s, 610 Bell School Rd.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting are this year’s voting procedures and proposed changes to the RAMIs, including the organization of an association of local music industry professionals to be directly involved with the RAMIs. Questions from attendees are encouraged. There is no cost to attend this meeting.

For more information about the RAMIs, visit www.ramiawards.com.

From the Jan. 25-31, 2006, issue

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