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Billboard Mexican Music Award Finalists

The nominees for the Billboard Mexican Music Awards will be a part of history. The Billboard Music awards have been recognizing the talent and artistic creativity of musicians for ages, but it will be the first time ever that there will be a Billboard Mexican Music Awards ceremony and it will also be aired by the Telemundo Network. One of the artists who is leading the finalist rankings at this stage is Gerardo Ortiz, as he is nominated in ten different categories of the awards. The awards were created to bring recognition to those who contribute greatly to the Mexican music industry.

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Tenth MidPoint Music Festival

The MidPoint Music Festival will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. It is an independent music festival that was inaugurated in 2002. Two musicians from Cincinnati, namely Sean Rhiney (Clappergirl) and Bill Donabedian (Crosley), founded the festival which was later acquired by an alternative newspaper called the Cincinnati CityBeat in 2008. The first festival drew ten thousand spectators, and as the years went by, the numbers of fans in attendance grew dramatically. The festival takes place over three days, and is hosted annually in the month of September in the downtown district of Cincinnati, as well as in Over-the-Rhine.

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Nominations for Canadian Music Awards

In 1976 the Academy of Country Music Entertainment was established to promote and develop country music in Canada. Its name was changed to the Canadian Country Music Association in 1987. The association hosted their first Canadian Country Music Awards ceremony to honor country music artists in the year 1982. It has recently released its nominations for the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards, of which Johnny Reid leads the field with no less than six nominations. Other artists such as Gord Bamford, Dean Brody and George Canyon have also received multiple nominations.

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2011 VMA Nominees

To honor the best music videos that are shown on the MTV channel, an awards ceremony was created, which is simply referred to as the VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards was established at first to be an alternative to the iconic music awards, the Grammys, acknowledging the artists that draw a younger audience. By the year 2001 the MTV Video Music Awards has risen to be seen as prestigious an event, and the ceremony, which was inaugurated in 1984, is usually broadcast during the month of September. Organizers of the VMAs have recently released their nominations list, which is dominated this year by Katy Perry.

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Converse Rubber Tracks Opens

Converse Rubber Tracks will bring new hope to many struggling bands and artists. It is a facility that will serve as a place of opportunity for those who are battling to get into the mainstream music industry, or even just to begin making a name. Bands and artists are invited to apply to use the recording studio free of charge, and all genres are welcome. They will not only have access to some of the best equipment in the industry but the sessions will include wonderful features such as video footage being shot behind-the-scenes.

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