11th Annual ZMR Music Awards
ZoneMusicReporter.com is continuing the tradition of hosting an annual Music Awards program. Welcome to the 11th Annual ZMR Music
Awards. Last years ZMR Awards were a huge success.
As we expected the cream rose to the top of a very competitive field
of nominees. We hope this years awards are bigger and better than
ever. Like last year, there is no submittal fee or registration
required for an artists or label to qualify. If you meet
the qualifications listed below, your included
in the field of award qualifiers:
- An Artist or
Label must have had a recording(s) that appeared in the
Top 50 of our Top 100 Chart during the period December
2013 thru November 2014 to qualify for all catagories
except "Album of the Year".
- To qualify for "Album of the Year" a recording had to
appear in the Top 10 of our Top 100 Chart during the
period December 2013 thru November
- Your recording didn't appear in previous years ZMR
Music Awards Qualifier
That's it. If you have a recording meeting those three
criteria, you're eligible for nomination.
In addition, this year we have categorized the recordings in
their respective award categories. We have taken this step to assist
the Broadcasters in the voting process. All categorization
was the responsibility of ZMR and is final.
Where can I find the list of
A listing of all recordings that qualify for nomination are shown on the Qualifiers page. These are the only recordings in
contentions for the ZMR Music Awards. Write in
candidates will not be accepted.
A listing on all recordings that qualify will be released Sunday, January 18th, 2015!
What are the Award
There are 13 award categories. The
Album of the Year
Best Piano Album - (Solo)
Best Piano Album - (w / Instrumentation)
Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic
Best Contemporary Instrumental
Best Vocal Album
Who does the
Voting for the
Category Nominations and Category Award winners will be done by
the Broadcasters (Show Hosts) that have reported Top 20 Playlist
to ZoneMusicReporter during the December 2013 thru November 2014 time period. In addition, both RJ Lannan And Bill Binkelman will be on the voting panel. This is a
far-reaching panel of Industry experts and lovers of the music
ZoneMusicReporter represents. We could not think of a more worthy and
knowledgeable panel to decide both the Category Nominees and Category
How does the Awards process
The complete rules and process is
available on the Rules page.
When will the Category Nominees and
Awards Winners be announced?
These are the important dates to
This years Qualifiers will be announced on
Sunday, January 18th, 2015.
Nomination voting will open on
Monday, February 2nd,
Nominees will be announced on the ZoneMusicReporter
site on Sunday, February 15th,
Finalists voting will open on Monday, February 23rd,
Winners will be announced in New Orleans at the 11th Annual ZMR LIVE Music Award Show on
Saturday May 9th, 2015.
What do the Award Winners receive?
winner in each category will receive an engraved Award
Plaque. The four remaining nominees in each category will
receive a Certificate.