Nominations open for 24th Rockford Area Music Industry awards

Staff Report

Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) has announced nominations for the 24th RAMI Awards Ceremony are now open.

Nominations for technicians, all music categories, including male and female lead vocalist, Community Service and Lifetime Achievement will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2014. Recording nominations deadline is Jan. 31, 2015. Recordings that have been released during 2014 can be submitted.

Nominees can submit a picture, short biography and a properly formatted MP3 to allow voters to listen to the music of each nominee at the time of voting. For questions about submissions, email gregor@beetcafe.com.

The members of the RAMI Musicians Organization vote in the technician and all music categories. Musicians, technicians, booking agents and venue operators can join the organization for two years at $15 and one year for $10.

People’s Choice Awards nominations, consisting of Favorite Radio Station and Venue, Artist of the Year and Special Event, are now open as well. The general public can vote in the People’s Choice Awards. To submit a nomination or join the RAMI Musicians Organization, go to www.ramiawards.com.

The 24th RAMI Awards Ceremony will be Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Tebala Shrine Center, 7910 Newburg Road. Winners of all categories and scholarship recipients will be announced. Local musicians are asked to perform during the evening by special invitation from the RAMI Committee.

From the Dec. 3-9, 2014, issue

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