Friday, November 29, 2013

2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards • Best Electronic/Dance Song & Best Hip-Hop/R&B Song

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I am pleased to showcase the recent winners of the 2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards, pointing a spotlight on a few of the many talented members of the LGBT community making music. This year, awards were given in 18 different categories, with 17 different acts receiving them. The awards are given by RightOutTV, a website founded by Marlee Walchuck and Tully Callender. The website promotes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender artists, allowing a platform for their voices to be heard, and a place for those wanting to support them to visit on a regular basis. “If you watch the awards show you’ll see that we don’t just promote and award these artists because they’re gay. These are high-level, multi-talented, professionals with star quality,” says Marlee Walchuk, co-producer of the awards. “Even though most of these artists are not being heard on mainstream radio yet, they deserve every success enjoyed by their straight counterparts."

I continue with this series by offering you the perfect music for your holiday weekend, the song named the Best Electronic/Dance Song, Maor's "Exit". Driven and soulful, the song offers a peak at a broken heart. The New York-based singer/songwriter has been busy the last few years, and was also nominated for his music last year. This year, however, the Electronica artist takes home an award for his song "Exit". You can listen below.

To learn more about Maor, visit his Twitter, and 'like' him on Facebook. You can purchase 'Exit' from iTunes and Amazon. Sometimes we might need to be reminded people are making Hip Hop music all around the world. We are certainly reminded about that with the award for Best Hip Hop/R&B Song, "Where I Want to Be". The song, by Nastaij and featuring Alisha Todd, is a classic combination of rap and R&B. I am excited, for until this award, I was not familiar with the music of Nastaij, an artist from New South Wales, Australia. This is the winner of the award, Nastaij singing "Where I Want To Be" featuring Alisha Todd.

To learn more about Nastaij, visit her official website, 'follow' her on Twitter, and 'like' her on Facebook. You can purchase the single 'Where I Want to Be' featuring Alisha Todd from BandCamp. For more about RightOutTV, visit their official website. There you can find music videos and interviews of LGBT artists from around the world. you can also 'like' them on Facebook, and 'follow' them on Twitter.

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