Friday, February 18, 2005

Music Awards in Full Swing

So, the annual music awards are in full swing. Following on the heels of the BRIT awards and the Grammys last week, this week we have the NME Music Awards and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Next week sees the East Coast Music Awards in Canada, and in two week's time that country celebrates Canadian Music Week 2005 with no fewer than four awards: The Independent Music Awards (The Indies), The Canadian Industry Music Awards, the Fans Choice Awards and the Canadian Radio Music Awards. A month later, Canada will then host its annual Juno Awards from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In the US, the 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards are due in March. Back in the UK, the Music Week Awards will be held on 3rd March in London and the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music will hold a Poll Winners concert in Gateshead on 5th March. In Ireland, the annual Meteor Music Awards take place on 28th February. So many awards, so little time. Almost makes you feel sorry for those recording industry executive who just have to attend. Almost.