Hello All! I have some rather exciteing news to share, I am involved with a new, Online, Fan-based Undeground Media Awards Group. They are called "The Banjie Awards", and the mission statement is as follows:
"The Banjee Awards is a grass-roots organization dedicated to bringing forward the voices of independently minded individuals by creating a completely fan driven series of awards and recognition for outstanding underground and independent media. We will be chosing the neatest musicians, albums and labels from the following six categories; "Punk/hardcore", "Rap/R&B", "Rock/Alternative", Singer/Songwriter", "Metal" and "Indie". Also, we will be awarding the neatest underground artist with a website, neatest independent film, neatest internet cartoon and neatest all around Media site. All award recipients will be chosen BY THE FANS. No awards committees or old stuffy judges here, It's all up to you. Voting Begins September 15th!"
The Banjies Website Is currently under construction, but will be running soon, and as previously stated, all voting will begin September 15th, but here's the part where I ask for your help.
I Am on the research staff for the awards, and My job is to scour all of the indie groups and websites to see where the buzz is. So my questions to you are:
What are the best of the bestest Undeground and Independent artists of the forementioned categories? What or who do you think should be nominated!? Who do you think is truly under-appreciated?
Here's your chance to have a say in who gets some recognition this year. Please, if you have suggestions for nominees or ideas for even better categories, let us know by emailing BanjieAwards@yahoo.com
Thank you so much if you chose to put your 2 cents into this this.
Mary Baird, Banjie Awards Staff