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YMCA shortlists announced

By | Published on Monday 13 May 2013


The shortlists are out for this year’s Yearly Music Convention Awards, the celebration of the showcase festival and music convention season just gone that takes place on the final day of The Great Escape in Brighton. Any industry person who attends such events is now welcome to vote in all or any of the eight categories so far announced, with the TGE judging committee then meeting during TGE to identify all the final winners.

The YMCAs will be dished out at an exclusive reception on the final day of TGE at Al Duomo at 3.30pm. A separate ticket is required for the event, which includes a late lunch of ‘fish and chips with a twist’ plus beer and wine. John Robb and Great Escape co-founder Martin Elbourne will present the awards, before a set by Inuk songstress Elisapie presented by M for Montreal. Tickets are now on sale.

And here are the shortlists…

Best Delegate Bag: BigSound (Australia), By:Larm (Norway), DOADOA (Uganda), ILMC (UK), South By Southwest (USA).

Best Hotel or Convention Centre: ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg (Reeperbahn Campus – Germany), Cunard Centre, Halifax (East Coast Music Awards – Canada), ITC Grand Central, Mumbai (Nokia Music Connects – India), Radisson Blu, Aarhus (Spot Festival – Denmark), SokosHotel, Tampere (Music & Media – Finland).

Best Delegate Bar: Breakout West (Canada), Iceland Airwaves (Iceland), ILMC (UK), Music & Media (Finland), SonarPor (Spain).

Best App: CMW (Canada), The Great Escape (UK), MaMA (France), PrimaveraSound (Spain), Reeperbahn Campus (Germany).

Best Export Office: Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), music:LX (Luxembourg), Bureau Export (France), MUSEX Finland, Swiss Music Export.

Best Networking, Event, Trip or Service: City Tour (Tallinn Music Week – Estonia), Dinner at Marina Bay Sands Hotel (MusicMatters – Singapore), Paris Venues Tour (MaMA – France), Mikey’s Tour (M For Montreal – Canada), Wembley Football Match (ILMC – UK).

Best Awards Show: The Arthurs (ILMC – UK), Border Breakers (Eurosonic – The Netherlands), The Indies (Canadian Music Week – Canada), Industry Awards Gala (Music & Media – Finland), UK Festival Awards (UK).

Best Regional/Smaller Festival: Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (Australia), [email protected] (Serbia), Go North (UK), M For Montreal (Canada), Norwich Sound & Vision (UK).