The New Age Music genre is already an exciting music category to be involved with for many reasons and now the excitement is going to the next level since Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) recently took the first step in announcing their Annual Music Award Qualifiers for 2009.
Every musician in our genre has produced some outstanding music this year, and we have enjoyed writing reviews for some of the current award qualifiers, award nominees, and artists who received a best album award this past year.
We share in the excitement of hearing the final outcome of this years ZMR best album awards decision too.
B.T. Fasmer and I know making a final determination is a challenge, and there is never an easy way to go about the task of deciding who will receive the highest recognition for a Top New Age Album Award in 2009.
Here is the list of 20 ZMR Qualifiers we have been writing about this past year by our reviews or interviews, and is a nice sample of the many outstanding musicians now under consideration. On a personal note, I deeply respect everyone I have met and have enjoyed getting to know some artists even more by our recent interview together, and only wish I had time to request an interview with everyone. With that said, you may click on the links to visit the artist’s official website, and then our dedicated pages to 20 of the qualifying artists and my review of their current album or interview.
There is no denying that every musician has made a significant contribution to our beloved genre and in our minds, has already become a winner simply by qualifying. We wish everyone the very best in ZMR’s annual awards, and again thank every artist for producing music everyone can be proud to call new age.
ZMR announced the Category Nominees on February 14, 2010 & the Award Winners on March 14, 2010. See a complete list of the Best Album Awards at Zone Music Reporter for 2009. Picture Copyright BigStockPhoto – pkruger.