Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nominees Announced for the 2011 RightOutTV Music Video Awards

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It is official. "Nominees for the 2011 RightOutTV Music Video Awards include 40 different Out LGBTI music artists from around the globe," says Marlee Walchuk, co-producer with Tully Callender of RightOutTV.com and this inaugural awards competition. After a month of viewing videos in 12 categories, a panel of judges comprised of industry professionals from all corners of the music business and from radio, publishing, press, promotion and production have nominated the finalists. Several of the artists who are featured on this blog are among the names on the list.

"The judges had a tough time deciding on the nominees with such a strong and diverse range of talent and they all mentioned how much they enjoyed the process,” says Walchuk. “Craig Zurba from MR&D Studios emphasized how impressed he was with the quality and emotional impact of the videos." This is letting the world know what many of us who are paying attention to the LGBT music scene already know - there is so much talent out there to be heard and enjoyed.

“After making her choices, Donna Britton from Shadow Mountain Publishing graciously offered one free 6-month membership for the winner in the Pop/Rock Pro Category as well as discounted memberships for all of the winners in the other categories. This will enable these Out LGBTI artists to promote their songs for film and television,” adds Walchuk.

The nominated music videos will now go through another judging process.
Winners will be announced on November 27, 2011. I will try to highlight the different categories soon. And the nominees are:

BEST VIDEO (DIY - Do It Yourself)
Avi Wisnia - Rabbit Hole
SONiA & disappear fear - Is There Anybody Here?
Julie Clark - Courage of Our Convictions
Bluelight - I See Fine
Blinded By Stardust - Cleared & Removed

BEST VIDEO (PRO)
Ivri Lider - Jesse
Rachael Sage - Too Many Women
Arro Verse - Don't Be My Boo Boo
Jason Walker - The Song In My Heart
Declan Bennett - Freer

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LIVE VIDEO
Robert Urban - I'll Let You Know
Dan Manjovi - Love Handles
Terry Christopher - Man Enough
Jungal - Traffic
SONiA & disappear fear - Who I Am

MOST MOVING VIDEO
Julie Clark - Courage of Our Convictions
Corday - Wonder Woman
Shawn Thomas - The Christ In You
Declan Bennett - Freer
Nhojj - Amazing Grace

BEST COMIC MUSIC VIDEO
Avi Wisnia - Rabbit Hole
Harry C. S. Wingfield - Hallelujah
Jamie Anderson - Menopause Mambo
Kate Reid - Identity
Blinded By Stardust - Cleared & Removed

BEST POP / ROCK VIDEO (DIY)
Summer Osborne - Just Be
Matthew Presidente - Family Down
Blinded By Stardust - Cleared & Removed
Barry Goold - Let Go
Brett Every - Man Walks Into A Bar

BEST POP / ROCK VIDEO (PRO)
Melissa Ferrick - Still Right Here
Corday - Coming Undone
Rachael Sage - Vertigo
Jason Walker - The Song In My Heart
Ariel Aparicio - She Can Show Us

BEST DANCE / ELECTRONIC VIDEO (DIY)
Shawn Thomas - Out In This World (09)
Lovari - Haters

BEST DANCE / ELECTRONIC VIDEO (PRO)
Yovanni - Hello
Faith Michaels - Fetish
The Young Professionals - D.I.S.C.O
Faith Michaels - Neva Eva Eva

BEST FOLK / ROOTS/ JAZZ VIDEO (DIY)
Norine Braun - Drift Away
Avi Wisnia - Rabbit Hole
Julie Clark - Courage of Our Convictions
Sue de Nym - Lovely Is Your Name
Linq - Oh Bully

BEST FOLK / ROOTS/ JAZZ VIDEO (PRO)
Steven Gallavin - Mad About The Boy
David Clement - Drinking Buddy
SONiA & disappear fear - Who's So Scared
Charles K. Brown - The Vigil
Brett Every - Prince Charming

BEST HIP HOP/ URBAN/ RAP/ R&B VIDEO
Young Kaii - Hey Pretty Lady
Cheryl and JaVonne - Waiting All My Life
Lester Greene - Regular Person
Nhojj - Love
Lester Greene - Russian Roulette

RightOutTV.com is the web’s first global 24-hour streaming video channel and promotional website for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) artists. Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender of the duo Sugarbeach launched RightOutTV.com in November 2010 after realizing there were few places to release their own queer-messaged music videos. The women, married to each other, also saw a need for more unity in the LGBTI music community. RightOutTV was created as a vehicle to serve both these purposes. You can find out more about RightOutTV here, and wath a live stream of some great music videos here.

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