by CA Marshall
It has been one full year since we first began our Artist of the Month (AOM) competitions and we have to say, it's been an amazing journey with some of the worlds finest Independent Artists. In just one week, the voting polls will open up for our Artist of the Year competition which will include all 11 AOM winners from August 2015 until June 2016. So here's the scoop on how it will all go down:
On June 20th, there will be TWO polls that will open up for unlimited Fan Voting. This means that Family, Friends, and Fans of the Artists competing can vote an unlimited amount of times per day every day (10 days total) for their fave. So why two polls? It has become increasingly apparent that there are two age groups that have applied for the AOM competitions over the course of the last year. We felt it would be easiest to break up the win into a 'TEEN' and 'ADULT' competition not only to tailor the competition to see if there is continued/enough interest in going into a second season for a simultaneous Teen and Adult monthly competition for 2016-2017, but we also recognise that many of the youth are just beginning their music careers and may feel they are at a disadvantage to their adult peers who may have been involved in the Music Industry for a longer period of time.
Here's who will be competing in the Adult (18+) Artist of the Year Poll:
THE ROXY SUICIDE
AFTER THE CALM
Our TEEN (17 and under) Artist of the Year Competitors Poll will include:
The Voting Poll Platforms will be created on Two Separate Pages on the Starlight Music Chronicles Site which will make for easy sharing for both group competitors and their social media platforms. However, the Facebook Online Event will incorporate all Artists in the running so as to keep information we will be blasting focused in one spot for all of the Family, Friends, and Fans cheering these amazing Artists on. Both Voting Poll platforms will launch at 12:01am MST in North America on June 20th, 2016 and run until 11:59pm MST in North America on June 30th, 2016. We will give our Judges a 7 day grace period for their decision and our Winners will be officially announced on July 10th, 2016 on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Interviews and Official Pages will be set up on our website by July 15th 2016.
To Register as a Voter/Spectator of the frequent Information/Social Media blasts and to stay afloat of the day to day (and minute to minute) event details, we fully encourage everyone to click 'Attending' in the event itself (click here to be directed). Don't worry, you don't actually have to show up to the 'event', it's for info purposes only so that you can make an educated choice as to who you feel deserves to be our TEEN and ADULT Artists of the Year.
The winner in each category will have the opportunity to be spotlighted throughout July 2016-June 2017 on ALL Social Media, Website, and Magazine platforms which includes Radio Interviews on SMC Radio with Host Ty Anderson (aka: Ty The Voice Guy) and updates on the Artists progress seasonally/or as news comes up for them. (example: new music releases, events, video releases, etc). This is a value worth thousands of dollars and which not only holds a dollar value, but bragging rights as being the very FIRST Starlight Music Chronicles Artists of the Year!
We wish all Artists the best of luck!
Please keep in mind that this is a 50% FAN VOTED and 50% Judges panel Voting Monthly Competition. Our five judges are as follows: Mike Lang, Randy Wayne Belt, Walter Hargrave, and Michael McKenna as well as Editor for SMC, Candice Marshall. These votes will count for the remaining 50% of the final votes and be also considered for the winning Artist of the Year spot. ALL judges have experience in radio, contests, music journalism, magazine publication as well as song writing and production on the indie scene. Detailed Contest Rules will be posted on June 15th for all Participants and will include specifics of the Do's and Don'ts for our Event.