Boston Music Awards 2017

Press: Boston Music Awards kick off 30th anniversary with 2017 awards date and “617 Sessions”

February 28th, 2017 – 9:00 AM EST

Boston, MA -- The Boston Music Awards today announced that the 2017 event will take place on December 7, 2017 at House of Blues, Boston. The 2017 events marks the 30th anniversary of the awards.

Highlights from the 2016 event can be watched here.

Info surrounding event tickets, nominees, nomination committee, and voting will be released in Q2.

The Boston Music Awards have also announced “617 Sessions”, a new music series that gives free studio time to local musicians. Throughout 2017, 10 artists will be welcomed into the studio to professionally record their own material.

“The goal with 617 Sessions is simple: Help artists make music.” says Boston Music Awards owner, Paul Armstrong. “Beginning in May, we will provide 10 artists with an entire day of studio time, including engineers and studio assistants. Successfully chosen artists will also be given the chance to open the 2017 awards.”

All genres are welcome and all rights will remain with the artist. Artists, agents, management, and fans can register their interest via 617sessions.com now.


About the Boston Music Awards: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

About 617 Sessions: 617sessions.com

617 Sessions is a new music series that gives studio time to local artists. All genres are welcome. All music rights will remain with the artists. The sessions are free.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com


Press: Mayor Walsh declares December 8th “Boston Music Awards Day” in the City of Boston

December 5th, 2016 – 8:15AM EST

Boston, MA -- Mayor Walsh and The City of Boston have officially declared December 8th as “Boston Music Awards Day”.

“I urge all of my fellow Bostonians to join me in recognizing the Boston Music Awards contributions to celebrating the vibrant music scene in the City of Boston” said Mayor Walsh.

The Boston Music Awards take place December 8th at House of Blues, Boston. 33 Winners will be announced on the night and 12 nominated artists will take to the stage to perform live.

"We're both proud, and honored, to have Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston officially recognize December 8th as Boston Music Awards Day.” says Paul Armstrong, Boston Music Awards owner. “This Proclamation is for every nominee and artist who call Boston home.”

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Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

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Press: Boston Music Awards Viber Nomination Party

November 15th, 2016 – 10:00AM EST

Boston, MA -- 'New Artist of the Year' nominees, Salem Wolves and Weakened Friends, along with Producer/DJ of the Year nominee Frank White will be performing at the Boston Music Awards Viber Nomination Party at The Verb Hotel and Hojoko on December 5th.

The free event is open to nominees and the public via RSVP.

"We are so excited to be partnering with the Boston Music Awards,” says Scott Nelson Head of Viber North America. “With over 800 million global users, Viber is a platform for discovery, and in this case, we love the idea of shining the light on emerging music and new musicians. Given the fact that Boston is the home to Viber North America, it is important we support our local community and the Boston Music Awards are great for the dynamic and exciting music scene here in Boston. Good luck to all the nominees!" 

The night will also be raising money and awareness for two local non-profit organizations, Girls Rock Campaign Boston and ZUMIX. The 6 finalists for ‘Photo of the Year’ — a new award in partnership with and for the benefit of the two organizations — will be on display for the first time.

The photos will be put to auction with 100% of the proceeds being split between GRCB and ZUMIX.

"Being able to the celebrate music photography and raise money for the two non-profits in one award is fantastic" says Paul Armstrong, Boston Music Award owner. "The response to Photo of the Year has been incredible and the Verb Hotel is the perfect home to display the finalists"

“Charity-Karaoke” will also take place on the night, with the Boston Music Awards donating money to the two non-profit partners on behalf of every attendee who get behind the microphone.

"Hojoko has always had karaoke in the plan and what better way to launch than with Boston's Best!” says Alyssa M. DiPasquale, Director of Communications for Cushman Concepts (o ya, Hojoko, Covina, Roof at Park South) “We are looking forward to hosting the nominees and encourage everyone to get on the mic to raise money for two organizations that we love."


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About The Boston Music Awards: URL: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

About Viber: URL: http://www.viber.com/en/

Viber freely connects users around the world with each other, helping them send good vibes every day and make great things happen! With more than 800 million people on the platform, Viber gives people all over the world the ability to connect in the way that works best for them, whether that’s through one-on-one messaging or group chats, voice or video calls or following brands and celebrities on Public Chats.

About Redefined: URL: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

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Press: The Boston Music Awards announce Lamont Price as 2016 host

November 4th, 2016 – 10:00AM EDT

Boston, MA -- The Boston Music Awards have today announced comedian and Dorchester native Lamont Price as host of the 2016 event. Price, along with 12 performing artists, will be entertaining and announcing the 33 winners to the House of Blues crowd on December 8th.

"I've always felt that Boston has had a rich but very underrated music scene. Everyone knows Boston's iconic musical skyscrapers such as Aerosmith, New Edition, James Taylor, Dropkick Murphys, Donna Summer etc but you can't forget about the Boston musicians who have been the support beams for those bands over the years like 7L, Moe Pope, Letters To Cleo, Mission Of Burma, Ed OG to name a few." says Lamont Price.

"The Boston Music Awards has long cast a much deserved light on these amazing acts which is why I was excited for the chance to continue, and hopefully further, this long tradition by hosting the 2016 edition of the BMA.”

The 2016 lineup includes live performances from: Air Traffic Controller, The Ballroom Thieves, Bearstronaut, Contact, The Hotelier, Julie Rhodes, Kyle Bent, Lady Pills, Michael Christmas, Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz/Sad13), Shun Ng & The Shunettes, and Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys. There will be DJ sets from DJ Knife and LeahV.

"Lamont is very much in line with the new direction for the Boston Music Awards: Respect the past, represent the future. The first time I saw Lamont, he was on stage talking about a band who has had a "rich" history with the Boston Music Awards. His take on the band was not only funny, it was novel. Adding Lamont as host of the awards will bring a new energy to the night that's all about celebrating Boston music and good times." says Paul Armstrong, owner of Boston Music Awards.

"In the past, I think it's fair to say that the Boston Music Awards were on the wrong end of a punchline. This year, with the addition of Lamont, we flip the script.” adds Armstrong.

Tickets are available to the buy now


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About The Boston Music Awards: URL: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

About Redefined: URL: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com


Press: The 2016 Boston Music Award Lineup

October 11th, 2016 - 10:00AM EST

Boston, MA — The Boston Music Awards have today revealed the artists who will be performing live at House of Blues, Boston on December 8th.

11 live performances. 2 DJ sets. 1 night.

The 2016 lineup includes nominated artists from a wide range of genres; Pop to Hip-hop, Alt to Soul, and Punk to Funk.

Air Traffic Controller
The Ballroom Thieves
Bearstronaut
Contact
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Kyle Bent
Lady Pills
Michael Christmas
Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz/Sad13)
Shun Ng & The Shunettes
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
DJ sets: LeahV and DJ Knife

* 11th Artist Announced Oct 21st

Tickets are available to the buy now.

The Boston Music Awards and our official partners, Viber, Fasten, The Verb Hotel, iZotope, Sparkling ICE, Newbury Comics, and Pitchh Music are proud to showcase the very best musical talent.


BMA Lineup


About The Boston Music Awards: URL: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

About Redefined: URL: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com


Press: The 2016 Boston Music Award Nominees are announced

September 23rd, 2016 - 8:45AM EST

Boston, MA — The Boston Music Awards have today announced the 2016 nominees and officially opened voting.

The full list of nominees can be found here.

4 new awards have been introduced for 2016, taking the total number of award categories to 33.

Winners will be announced on December 8th, 2016 at the House of Blues, Boston. The night will also feature live performances from multiple nominated artists -- the line up will be revealed October 10th [edit] 11th.

Tickets are available to the buy now.

The Boston Music Awards and our official partners, Fasten, The Verb Hotel, iZotope, Sparkling ICE, Newbury Comics, and Pitchh Music are proud to showcase the very best musical talent.

About The Boston Music Awards: URL: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Massachusetts area.

About Redefined: URL: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com


Press: Pitchh - the new, free to join platform from The Boston Music Awards & Redefined.

August 8th, 2016 - 10:00AM EST

Boston, MA — The Boston Music Awards have partnered with new Boston based music site, Pitchh.com — an online music guide that serves as a platform for all things music in Boston and beyond.

Pitchh is a music guide that connects the many dots that make music come to life. It’s about linking fans, artists, venues, labels, management, media, and retailers. As traditional revenue streams are drying up, Pitchh is about helping those in music find new ones, allowing them to connect to fans and music lovers in their city beautifully and simply.

“The Boston Music Awards celebrates and Pitchh connects.” said Redefined CEO, Paul Armstrong. “There is a lot of talk in the local music scene about how to help support artists and venues. We believe Pitchh — along with the Boston Music Awards — can not only support, but also help take local artists to the next level.”

Pitchh provides musicians, venues, and others in the music community a chance to create a professional one page destination to showcase their work. The cutting edge design includes artist photos, bios, social media channels displaying real-time content, show dates, and more.

“The partnership between the Boston Music Awards and Pitchh is, in part, a direct response to the question we received as new owners from multiple artists. “How do we get nominated?” adds Armstrong.  “Pitchh will not only help raise profiles of local artists in relation to that question, but also help more eyes, and ears, connect and discover their work.”

pitchh.com is now live and 100% free to artists and venues.

About PITCHH: URL: pitchh.com

Launched in Boston, Pitchh is a comprehensive music guide. It’s about linking fans, artists, venues, labels, management, media, and retailers. Pitchh is about helping those in music find new ones. By opening doors, streamlining processes, and making connections.

About The Boston Music Awards: URL: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

About Redefined: URL: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com


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Press: The Boston Music Awards move to House of Blues

The Boston Music Awards move to House of Blues, release new website featuring digital archives, and announce new owner.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM EST

Boston, MA — The Boston Music Awards today announced that the 2016 ceremony will take place at House of Blues, Boston. The Lansdowne Street venue will host the awards on December 8, 2016 — performing artists will be announced early October and tickets are on sale now.

The new venue for 2016 is the first move by new owner, Paul Armstrong, CEO of Redefined, who earlier this month increased Redefined’s ownership stake to 100%, taking over from previous co-owner Jake Brennan. Brennan, who produced the event from 2008-2015, will remain involved in the Awards working alongside Redefined to co-chair the Boston Music Awards advisory board.

Additionally, Redefined have today launched a brand new website that, for the first time, digitally captures the entire 29 year history of the awards -- including past winners, exclusive archive materials, Hall of Fame inductees, and media dating back to 1987.

"As one of the longest running music awards shows in the United States, there is naturally a lot of history to look back on" said Redefined CEO, Paul Armstrong. “We wanted to bring the awards into the digital age and give them a platform that shines a light on them properly. This is an obvious first step, but one that hadn't been delivered until now. We're delighted to share this history with not only Boston, but the world.

BostonMusicAwards.com will continue to be updated throughout the year with new and never before seen content. It will also become the voting platform for future awards, starting with the 2016 Boston Music Awards.

Boston Music Awards 2106 — Key dates:

June 28th. New website and venue announced.
July 12th. The Nomination Committee will be open to new members. Applications accepted online.
August 1st. Ballots sent to Nominating Committee.
September 19th. Ballots closed.
September 23rd. Nominees Announced. Public voting begins.
November 20th. Voting closes.
December 8th. Winners announced at House of Blues.

About The Boston Music Awards: bostonmusicawards.com

Founded in 1987, The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase the very best talent in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

About Redefined: thisisredefined.com

Redefined is a media agency, specializing in live events, content creation, website/technology development, music publishing, and business development. Launched in 2008, Redefined has remained at the cutting edge of music, events, and technology, working alongside clients around the world including, Apple, Spotify, and SXSW.

For further information: press@thisisredefined.com