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Yearly Music Convention Awards voting open

By | Published on Tuesday 6 May 2014


This Saturday the Yearly Music Convention Awards will be presented on the final day of The Great Escape in Brighton at an exclusive late lunch gathering.

The awards, sponsored this year by ACUMEN MEDIA LAW, celebrate the best showcase festivals and music conventions from the year just gone, with events from all over the world nominated.

Anyone who attends these events is invited to vote for this year’s YMCAs – online votes are taken until Friday, when the YMCA judging committee will meet to identify the overall winners. You will be able to vote here from later today.

To attend the YMCA event you need to buy a special ticket, which are on sale online now at £25 including a late lunch of fish and chips with a twist, plus choice of beer and wine. Click here to get your ticket.

Meanwhile, here are this year’s YMCA shortlists…

Best Networking Event Or Service: Breakout West Rockies trip (Canada), MusExpo music supervisor networking (US), Tallin Music Week food programme (Estonia), Waves boat trip (Austria), Wide Days Edinburgh bus tour (UK).

Best Delegates Bag: BigSound (Australia), by:Larm (Norway), ILMC (UK), Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic), Tallin Music Week (Estonia).

Best Delegates Bar: Breakout West (Canada), by:Larm (Norway), ILMC (UK), SonarPro (Spain), M&M Finland.

Best Convention Centre Or Showcase Venue: Buenos Aires International Music Fair & Conference (Argentina); De Oosterpoort, Eurosonic (The Netherlands); Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, Glimps (Belgium); Staropramen Brewery, Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic); The Warren, The Great Escape (UK).

Best App: by:Larm (Norway), Eurosonic (The Netherlands), MIDEM (France), SXSW Go App (US), Reeperbahn (Germany).

Best New Showcase Festival (launched in last five years): Amplifico (Chile), Circulart (Colombia), Glimps (Belgium), MU:CON Seoul (Korea), Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic).

Best Showcase Or Party: Aussie BBQ at CMW, Brazil party at MIDEM, Latvia Party at M&M Finland, M For Montreal at SXSW, Music Glue Party at The Great Escape 2013.

Best Export Office: Musik Initative (Germany), Music Export Latvia, Music:lx (Luxembourg), Music From Ireland, New Zealand Music Commission.

Best Host City Champion: Berlin Music Week (Germany), The Great Escape, Brighton (UK), Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), Reeperbahn, Hamburg (Germany), Waves, Vienna (Austria).