The ice is getting thinner
While a music awards show turned out to be a disaster, it proved to be a catalyst in the licensing of music. This is what the music industry needs for a business model to kick into place…
By Maheen Sabeeh
Pure and simple as a shepherd’s song
Music award shows don’t always validate talent but they remain a pop culture phenomenon and a necessary platform where excellence is recognized. Awards shows aren’t just about nominees and winners but also about the public getting an overview of what the music industry has accomplished in a given year. They also bring younger acts into focus along with the hip and in-season pop superstars. They show the mark musicians and entertainers have left on audiences, industry insiders and the media in a given year. Ultimately awards shows celebrate history that has been made.