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2014 Blues Music Award Submission Process Opens

Calling all blues and soul artists! This information is reprinted from The Blues Foundation’s June newsletter.


2014 Blues Music Award Submission Process Opens
If you are a record label or blues musician who will have released a CD or DVD during the period November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013, now is the time to take the steps that will help you get consideration for a 2014 Blues Music Award. There are three components to the submission process. Step 1-as soon as you have a physical copy of the CD or DVD, send a copy to The Blues Foundation. Step 2-register it online at your earliest opportunity. Step 3-if you wish to send your release to the nominators, send it in as early as you can.
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We cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of this business and doing so at your earliest opportunity. Nominators have hundreds of releases to listen to in order to narrow their list to their top three in each BMA category. The best way to ensure that they will have the time to give your music a good listen is to get on their radar as early as possible. If you have not yet done step 1 or 2, do it today. If you are going to do step 3, do it today. If you have a release that is still to come, do each of the steps you decide to do the earliest you can. Procrastinate at your own peril!!


About mrtom1

More than a lifelong fan, I am a degenerate music fiend. I was a staff writer and contributing editor for the print version of Blues Revue for more than 15 years, and serve in the same capacity for the excellent new publication Blues Music Magazine ( I have contributed to the newsletters of the Golden Gate Blues Society and the Detroit Blues Society, and freelance, writing artist biographies, liner notes, and all types of promotional materials. I support the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research ( and The Blues Foundation (, and encourage you to learn more about these important causes. Please support live music and buy CDs by your favorite artists! If you care to submit your CD, DVD/Blu-Ray, book, or other media for consideration and possible coverage, please contact me at tahyslop[AT]

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