Posts Tagged ‘Awards’

Win 2011 GRAMMY Tickets

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

In the spirit of the holiday season, the new Give The Gift Of Music web site — — is hosting a contest for all music fans to enter their favorite music gifting memory. Entries will be chosen at random to receive one of four prizes, including: tickets to the 2011 GRAMMY telecast in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13; J&R Music & Computer World gift cards; and a holiday music gift basket. Entries must be received by midnight PST on Friday, December 17, 2010.

The Contest was created as a fun way to get music fans engaged in sharing their music gifting experiences, as well as show everyone how exciting it is to give or receive the gift of music.

To enter, music fans must post a music gifting memory on the site’s “Share Your Memories” page. Entries will be chosen at random, and the winning entries will be notified on Monday, December 21, 2010 as to which of the following four prizes they will receive. Only one entry is permitted per e-mail address.

  • Grand prize: A pair of tickets for the Sunday, February 13 GRAMMY Awards telecast in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center presented by The Recording Academy (NARAS)
  • 1st prize: $350 J&R Music & Computer World gift card
  • 2nd prize: $100 J&R Music & Computer World gift card
  • 3rd prize: Holiday music gift basket

Music fans are encouraged to share details of the contest on their Facebook pages, as well as forward the web site URL to family and friends so they too can join in the gift-giving spirit this holiday season.

The Give The Gift Of Music web site was launched on November 1, 2010, by NARM, the music business association, and the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), along with a number of supporting entertainment industry organizations, as a vehicle for music fans to discover great gift-giving ideas, create a music wish list, and to hear today’s top artists share their favorite gifting memories. For more information on the campaign and the web site, click here.

Following the 2010 holiday season, Give The Gift Of Music will turn its attention to the excitement of the GRAMMY Awards and the Valentine’s Day holiday, by showcasing special music products created for these occasions, as well as conducting additional interactive fan contests.

About NARM: NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) advances the promotion, marketing, distribution and sale of music by providing members with diverse meeting and networking opportunities, information and education resources, and advocacy for their common interests. NARM is based in Marlton, NJ. Visit

About RIAA: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members are the music labels that comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States. Visit

A Greener Festival | aiding festivals adopt environmentally efficient practices

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Contributing Author: Rashon A. Massey

In the years of festivals past, an era rang loud where tickets were only $25 and a promise for a brighter future was just a sugar cube away. These days, the gatherings are far more expensive and the outlets to expand your mind are probably filtered through the same methods; however, the experience might be growing into something far more rich.

In today’s market in order to thrive as a successful music festival, your alliance needs to have a star-studded lineup of musicians hooked by a fantastic relationship with booking agencies, a publicity firm who works and knows the best and a direct working with the space and local community in which the experience (festival) takes place – And that big detail of location has become the platform for the growth and change that is beginning to occur at the gatherings.

Festivals are on a rise of interest not only as a source of music enjoyment but a hub for knowledge. Season after season, promoters, marketers and sponsors are finding the benefits of directly working with the demographic spread of attendees, as well as latching their brand and name with structural matters of importance with each festival. With an environment that is suffering a great deal from our harmful behaviors, no surprise is found that many festivals are now turning a new green leaf.

Finding strength in numbers, festival organizers have begun to look past the responsibility of providing a safe and fruitful location for music and interaction; moreover, many have begun to take seriously the power of the cohesiveness that can result in bringing such a large number of people together. Taking notice of numerous successful music festival events in the UK, Americans are finding that in order for the festival to stay of interest in the hearts of fans and financial backers, they must rise above music billings and create an eco-friendly, conscious agenda at whatever location they claim home. This way, by creating a cycle where not only are we sharing but giving back, festivals can grow to become the go-to spot for finding your inner human being – in the best way possible.

A Greener Festival is just one of several emerging figures in the music industry that are part of the rewarded efforts to those festivals who rise above and beyond. A not-for-profit company that remains ‘committed to helping music and arts events and festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices through providing information, by providing education resources and by swapping ideas.’ A mighty ambition for just a couple of dedicated persons, A Greener Festival is gaining much attention and working alongside many of the successful festivals to date including Glastonbury, Rothbury, Bonnaroo and Boom. Understanding that not every festival can adopt ideas of change and implement them as quickly, A Greener Festival is merely providing an open forum for the event organizers to begin working together. To make a worldwide interest of music gatherings evolve to a place of shared growth that is rooted within the development of positive environmental practices is a place to start – and with the combined core of three that is Ben, Luke and Claire, A Greener Festival hopes to be that catalyst.

For more information on the expansion of A Greener Festival or to find out how your festival can get involved, visit A Greener Festivals newly designed website.

A Greener Festival