|A solo performing, Glitter Rose playing "Kody Was a Killer"|
Wow, what an incredible night to close out the Artists In Music Awards Summer Showcase at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA! If you forgot or had other plans, then you missed an amazing night of great food, friends, and live entertainment.
Several luminaries of the industry including the Godfather of Independent Music, Al Bowman of the Los Angeles Music Awards, Actor and Accountant of the Stars, Nic Creznic, and Uncle Earl the Underground Experience from KLED Live 99.3 FM and many others came to our event. We even had a surprise appearance by the 2012 Best Alternative Artist winner, In Air.
|David Geftakys performing his single "Say It All"|
The evening began with one of KGUP 106.5FM's most requested artists of the year, David Geftakys. He and his full band performed all his fan favorites, plus he debut a few songs from his upcoming CD that’s due to be released this coming Fall.
Following a fine performance by David Geftakys was one of KGUP 106.5FM’s favorite artists on rotation, Melanie Taylor. Looking incredible as she always does, Melanie also performed with her entire band and gave the fans something to get off their seats. Melanie performed many of her popular hits including “Cease Fire”, “Top Down”, and “Freak Out”.
Already, with two sensational performances with screaming fans and huge rounds of applause, it was impossible to determine which artist was better than the other, because both Melanie and David put on award winning performances.
|Melanie Taylor performs her set at the AI MA SS Finale|
Little did anyone know, but Glitter was injured during the show. She strung her guitar so hard during her set, she cut her own finger. Perhaps, it was a wound from her own thorn. The bloody gash was so bad, blood flung in the air and even covered the entire bottom of her guitar. Like a piece of artwork, it looked as if a painter intentionally brush stroked the bottom side of the guitar. Like a trooper that she is, Glitter battled through the wound without missing a single beat.
|Glitter's bloody guitar|
Glitter Rose became the final recipient of the Artists In Music Awards performance slot giveaway. Earlier this year at the first AIMA Summer Showcase I, the first open slot went to Mika Ben-Yami, a Singer/Songwriter from Tel Aviv, Israel. On July 29, Alternative artist, The Controversy won the 2nd performance slot giveaway at the AIMA Summer Showcase II. On February 8, 2013 at Key Club in West Hollywood, all three artists will perform together during the Award Ceremony at the 2013 Artists In Music Awards Red Carpet, & Press Event.
One of the most difficult entertainment businesses to break into is Music. The reason in one word is – Oversaturation. What makes the A.I. Music Awards a great opportunity? The awards program gives artists a chance to shine in an industry that gives little to no recognition to incredible talent. Artists may get some attention from gigs and festivals, but very few are recognized for their achievements. There are literally thousands of worthy talent that never get any recognition throughout their entire careers. At the A.I. Music Awards, the program accepts and reviews hundreds of submissions, but only a few from each category are eligible to win. The process is simple with an open fan polls in each category, then a panel of judges from the Radio and Music Industry, help to decide which artist will receive the elusive memorialized engraved custom trophy.
We are down to selecting the final two open performance slots and we are currently reviewing who will be invited and who will accept.
Currently secured to our line up are as follows:
Mika Ben-Yami – Folk
Travis Royce – Hip Hop/Electronica
Spaceship Days – 2012 Best Pop Artist winner
The Controversy – Alternative
Glitter Rose – Southern Rock
Special Guest – KyMani Marley & Ilhame Paris – Reggae/R&B
? Performer - TBA
? Performer - TBA
What’s coming for the Artists In Music Awards?
Already we are planning the Nomination Event for this coming December. Once we have a venue and a date set, we will let all of you know where it will be and when. We plan on inviting ALL our award nominees and we will ask you to come on stage to publicly announce your nomination in front of the Press. It will be a huge event that you will not want to miss. We’ll have live performances and special guests. Stay tuned!
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If you are interested in performing at our Awards Ceremony, we are still accepting submissions right now, but this is a first come first serve opportunity. Go to www.aimusicawards.com/#!submit
NOTE: If you want to perform at the A.I. Music Awards, there is a presale minimum. To avoid paying a pre-sale, you may come in with a sponsor to pay your entry fee and you will perform for FREE, so if you have company endorsements, please talk to your representative and get them interested about our Hollywood event on the biggest music event weekend of the year.