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Freedom Music Awards

BRAND NEW PAGE!!!

Added on Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Updated Tuesday, January 7, 2003
 
(15 sample categories are pictured below text)

You saw (or "heard") it first. We are going to do our first annual "Freedom Music Awards." There was much debate about wether or not it should be done, and quite frankly, we agreed with many of the arguements:

1) Not another music award ceremony.
2) Politically motivated crap awards is what they should call them.
3) Do WE THE PEOPLE actually get to have a say?
4) Award shows are just a way for the industry to stick its chest out by awarding its favorite artist-of-the-moment (see MTV awards).

We agree to some extent. So we decided to put up a few of our favorites of the moment. At some point in the near future, we'll be putting up a nomination page, or add the content to this page.
We'll pick the winners based on a people-submitted poll circulated online and offline. Patrons will also get to tell us if there is a category worthy of mentioning! Then there is the issue of industry...We'll ask a select group of movers, shakers, and tastemakers for their opinion, but again, this is about what the PEOPLE think.
Awards nominated from events June 2002-May 2003.

BEST DANCE ALBUM nominee
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"Dirty Vegas" by Dirty Vegas (Capitol)

BEST ACID JAZZ DJ nominee
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"Incredible Sounds of Gilles Peterson" (Sony)

FAVORITE PARTY IN THE WORLD nominee
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Creamfields (United Kingdom)

BEST COMMUNITY WEBSITE
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Club Planet (New York City)

PIONEER AWARD nominee
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Ministry of Sound (worldwide)

FUTURE MUSIC AWARD: BEST HOUSE DJ nominee
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Brotha Jibril (Houston, Texas)

FREEDOM AWARD FOR GREATEST CAUSE nominee
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LifeBeat Organization

RAVE-O-LUTION AWARD: BEST EVENT
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"Love Parade 2002," Italy

FAVORITE NATIVE GATHERING nominee
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"Soulphilia" at Lotus Lounge, Houston, Texas

S.U.S. AWARD-HIP HOP CULTURE nominee
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Davey D, journalist

FAVORITE SOUL ARTIST nominee
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Jill Scott, Hidden Beach Recordings

MOST INNOVATIVE POET nominee
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Sarah Jones

MOST INNOVATIVE POET
Local and national, this one goes to an
individual who performs regularly and
is recognized as a favorite-published or not,
signed or unsigned.
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Others to consider...
others to be added soon!

BEST PARTY PROMOTER, LOCAL nominee
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Vinyl Pimp, Houston, Texas

BEST PROMOTER
To an individual, group or company
putting on the best and most consistent parties/events.
Locally only-no megaclub business!
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Others to consider...

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL nominee
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Giant Step Records

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL
Goes to a record label that is truly independent-
no major label ownership! Stateside or otherwise.
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Others to consider...
Moonshine Records (http://www.moonshine.com)
Ninja Tune Records (http://www.ninjatune.net)
Rawkus Records (http://www.rawkus.com)

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