215 Charles Street, Beacon Hill
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Sunday, Dec 5 2010
at The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

Boston Music Awards FAQs 
On December 5th, 2010 the 23rd Boston Music Awards will be held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA with performances by DOM, Barry \ The Remains, Jennie Dee \ the Deelinquents, Mystery Roar, Kingsley Flood, Kon and many others. 

Who is eligible for a Boston Music Award? A musician or producer who has strong ties to New England. We define strong ties as someone who is a New England native or has lived here for a substantial period of time who has actively worked or is actively working here. (John Mayer who went to Berklee for one year does not qualify). 

The timeframe for consideration for this year's awards are November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010. 
What is the Mission of the Boston Music Awards? To bring together the music community of New England to honor its best and brightest performers while raising money for music charities to ensure our stages and studios are filled with talent for years to come. The event is the one time of year that the entire community can come together and celebrate our own. We also strive to generate regional and national exposure for nominated and winning artists. 

Where does the money go? Since 2003, any proceeds from the event have gone to various music charities throughout New England. We have funded scholarships to Berklee, music education programs in schools, etc. Recently, we aligned with Music Drives Us, a non-profit that provides funding for music education programs www.musicdrivesus.com. For the past few years the money to put on the BMAs and fund our charitable efforts has been raised exclusively through sponsorship and partnerships. 

How are the nominees chosen? This year, we have revamped our nominating and voting to include over 150 active participants in all genres of the music community in New England. The Academy includes venue owners, booking agents, managers, writers/bloggers, DJs, program directors, music business owners, distributors, retailers, producers, publicists and others. We will continue to try to update and expand this list to ensure that it is truly representative of people who have their finger on the pulse of ALL music genres in Boston. The BMA office gets nomination requests throughout the year, which we pass on to the nominating committee. 
Who votes for winners? Once the ballot is created, the Academy votes for the winners. The Academy vote counts for 2/3, while the online public vote counts 1/3. 

How do I get tickets? 
Tickets can be purchased at bostonmusicawards2010.com 
A limited amount of tickets are available to the public for $20. In addition a limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $100 and entitle buyers to a special VIP cocktail hour with nominated and performing artists and industry insiders. 

We invite all nominees and music industry to the event.

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Ernie Boch Jr. established Music Drives Us as a way to support music programs throughout New England. The Foundation seeks out organizations and individuals that are interested in using music as a tool for all segments of society and for all age groups.

Official Website: http://www.bostonmusicawards2010.com/vote

Added by bochenterprises on November 18, 2010