Wednesday, May 30, 2012
JUNE 1 – Artists In Music Awards Voting Polls Open
JUNE 24, JULY 29, & AUGUST 26 – Artists In Music Awards Summer Showcase, 7pm-9pm PST
FEBRUARY 8, 2013 – Artists In Music Awards ceremony
First of all, the voting polls are just about to open for the first time on June 1, 2012. If you have not submitted your entry to be in the running of the 2nd Annual Artists In Music Awards, we are currently accepting your nomination requests as we speak!
Why is the Summer Showcase so important? Why wouldn't it be? To help us decide who will perform at the award ceremony on February 8, 2013, of course! Instead of preselecting who will perform, we thought it would be fun and exciting to watch the artists compete for a chance to perform at the awards event. Have you submitted yet? If not, do it here
3 of 9 artists will be selected to perform on the main stage, so if you want to compete, send us your submission as soon as possible.
The long short of it, we launched the radio station on April 12, 2012 and after only 3 short weeks, we got a “nice” letter from the Copyright Enforcement Bureau in Washington D.C. telling us we need to get licensed by May 25th or shut down, otherwise pay hefty penalties or face time in prison. Yikes! Why did they contact us so quickly? I guess having 15,000 listeners in our opening 3 weeks was more than enough to trigger a response. It doesn’t seem fair since I know stations that have been broadcasting for over 3 years and they’ve never received a letter from Washington.
Instead of fighting it, we succumbed to their demands and now, we are fully licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SEASAC, and SoundExchange to broadcast music. The good news for musicians is we pay royalties. Check out our new station at www.kgup1065.com. If you have TuneIn, you can take us anywhere you go on your smartphone. If you don’t have it, go to your mobile store and download it for free. Once it’s downloaded, search for “KGUP 106.5FM” or “The Emerge Radio Networks.”
Best wishes and I hope to see all of you attend the Summer Showcase here in Hollywood. For more information, go to www.aimusicawards.com & www.kgup1065.com