2011 Boston Music Awards

This was the official website for the 2011 Boston Music Awards where visitors could vote for their favorite nominees as well as buy tickets.
Content is from the site's 2001 archived pages.

Take a nostalgic trip back to 2011 and what led up to the awards celebration.

Now entering its 24th year, the event itself is less of a traditional awards show and more of rolling party with multiple stages and extended sets from nominated artists.

This years event will once again be held at The Liberty Hotel in Boston on November 20th. We are ecstatic about this years lineup. Once again, the BMAs will feature some of the regions most compelling emerging and established talent from Garage to Rock to Pop to Blues—Metal, Punk, Indie, Americana, International, Jazz, Hip Hop, RNB, Electronic, Folk—and everything in between. The party will roll! We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the collective accomplishments of our unique and immensely talented music scene.

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Who is eligible for a
Boston Music Award?

A musician, producer or industry professional 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 years awards is November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011.

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. 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?

Last year, we revamped our nominating and voting Academy 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. Nominees can be viewed and voted for here.

Who votes for
the 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.

Dates

Start:
Sunday Nov 20, 2011 7:00 PM
End:
Monday Nov 21, 2011 1:00 AM

Prices

$20.00 - $99.00

Location

Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114

 

Artist of the Year

Album/EP of the Year

New Artist Of The Year

Song Of The Year

Live Artist Of The Year

Video Of The Year

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Americana Artist Of The Year

Blues Artist Of The Year

DJ Artist Of The Year

Electronic Artist Of The Year

Folk Artist Of The Year

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year

R&B;/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year 

International Artist Of The Year

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Of The Year

Jazz Artist Of The Year

Metal/Hardcore Artist Of The Year

Pop Rock Artist Of The Year

Punk Artist Of The Year

Rock Artist Of The Year

Singer Songwriter Of The Year

Producer Of The Year Hip Hop

Producer Of The Year Rock

Best Music Blog

Best Live Music Venue

Best DJ/Dance Night

Best Live Ongoing Residency

The Liberty Hotel Lineup

 

Voting has now ended.
Thanks for participating.

This years event will once again be held at The Liberty Hotel in Boston on November 20th. We are ecstatic about this years lineup. Once again, the BMAs will feature some of the regions most compelling emerging and established talent from Garage to Rock to Pop to Blues—Metal, Punk, Indie, Americana, International, Jazz, Hip Hop, RNB, Electronic, Folk—and everything in between. The party will roll! We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the collective accomplishments of our unique and immensely talented music scene.

 

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