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The New Times Music Awards return!
Songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands, it’s once again your time to shine. The fifth annual New Times Music Awards are now accepting entries in six musical genre categories (including a new “open” division), a songwriting competition, and an album of the year competition. The genre winners must be available to perform during the Aug. 29 live judging competition at SLO Brew. Here’s the scoop.
You can enter up to three original songs in each of the following categories: country/Americana/folk; R&B/blues; rock/alternative; reggae/worldbeat; hip-hop; and open. You may also enter up to three original songs in the songwriting competition (lyrics must be included). And you may enter one album released between July 8, 2012 to July 8, 2013, for the album of the year category. Each song or album entry costs $10. Entry deadline is Monday, July 8. You’ve got one month, people! Enter online by following the link on the New Times website at newtimesslo.com.
A Readers Choice Award will be voted on between Aug. 1 and 19.
Winners in the six genre categories will play a live-judged show at SLO Brew on Thursday, Aug. 29, with one act crowned for Best Live Performance. Winners of the songwriting and best album categories, as well as runners-up in the genre categories, will receive their awards that same evening.
Find out if you’ve got what it takes to bring home a bronze Newtie!
Check out the links below this year's poster to hear last year's performances at the 2012 New Times Music Awards
Live recordings from the 2012 New TImes Music Awards
Technical credit: Engineering/Mixing - Kip Stork, Avalon Recording Studio
1st - Hip-Hop
The Swan Thief
1st - Rock and Alternative
1st - Songwriter
1st - R&B
1st - Reggae / World Beat
3rd - Songwriter