Innovation in Music Awards—The Inaugural Celebration of Music Industry Visionaries
Set for Tuesday, June 6 at The Westin in Nashville, Tennessee
– Designed to celebrate those who have played a critical role in the development and advancement of the ever-changing music industry, the inaugural Innovation in Music Awards is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at the The Westin in Nashville, Tenn. The awards ceremony will recognize a number of industry leaders who are distinguished in discovering and developing innovative strategies to advance the direction of today’s music landscape.
A committee of music professionals was formed to plan the award selection process and determine this year’s debut honorees. The committee is currently comprised of executives whom work in various areas of the music industry, including in management, digital streaming, publishing, record labels, and more.
Cold River Records’ Pete O’Heeron spoke on behalf of the selection committee stating, “The difficulties of breaking a new artist is a common topic among our industry. By organizing this event, our goal is to recognize music industry professionals and radio program directors who are taking big and bold steps to advance new music and support the breakthrough of emerging talent. We are seeing a convergence of technologies entering the market to join traditional radio airplay in creating unprecedented layers of new exposure. We feel radio and music professionals who are committed to new music and breaking artists should have an evening dedicated to them.”
Tom Lord of Red Light Management also commented, “I’m excited to play a part in recognizing the innovators of new music and new artists. I’m really looking forward to honoring the leaders of the next generation.”
Innovation Awards will be given in such categories as: Innovator of the Year; Heritage Award, Innovation in Music, Music Industry Executive; Innovation in Music, Artist; Innovation in Music Live/Touring; Innovation in Music, National Media; Innovation in Music, Digital Media, Innovation in Music, Digital Broadcast; Innovation in Music, National Broadcast; Innovation in Music, Major Market Radio; Innovation in Music, Medium Market Radio; and Innovation in Music, Small Market Radio.
Bringing together leading executives and businesses in the music industry for a night filled with deserved recognition, the ceremony will consist of acceptance speeches from the evening’s honorees, four musical performances, and a short-form talk from an industry representative considered to be a bright, forward-thinker.