Friday, October 17, 2014

RightOutTV Music & Video Awards 2014

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The most difficult job in the LGBT Music community was given to an impressive list of entertainment industry heavyweights and their decisions have been made. The nominees for the 2014 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards are announced!

Once again the global awards have received submissions from LGBT artists from multiple countries including Switzerland, China, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the United States.

“One of the goals of the awards is to increase the awareness of these talented writers and singers who still don’t experience open doors in mainstream music for their queer-themed lyrics,” says Marlee Walchuk, co-producer of the RightOutTV Awards. “Whether or not they win in their nominated categories, every artist will benefit from being seen and heard by our judges and the thousands of fans who vote for the Fan Fave and who watch our final awards presentation show. This is much more than a contest,” says Walchuk.


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Tully Callender, left, and Marlee Walchuk, right.

Co-producer Tully Callender adds, “With new categories added this year such as Best Song and Video with a Social Message, we are seeing these artists shine, doing what they do best, trying to affect change through their music and video images. We are very proud of our community.”

To see and hear all of the nominees, visit the RightOutTV Awards website.

Members of the public may still vote until Oct. 27, 2014 (one vote per person, please) for one LGBT artist to win the RightOutTV 2014 Fan Fave Award here. Award winners in 17 categories will be announced in an online awards show featuring many of the nominees on November 10, 2014 at the RightOutTV Awards website.


2014 NOMINEES for the RightOutTV Music & Video Awards

BEST SPIRITUAL / BLUES / JAZZ / INSTRUMENTAL SONG
Jamie Anderson, "Black and White"
Shawn Thomas, "Still Speaking"
Anna Gutmanis, "Lately It's Cold"
Norine Braun, "Lightning Strikes Twice"
Shawn Thomas, "I'm Alive"

BEST ELECTRONIC / DANCE SONG
Sponge Finger, "You're a Bitch"
Jay Blahnik, "American Thumpdalina"
Michael V. Doane, "Looking for Love"
Matt Zarley, "Somebody 4 Everybody"
Kevin Wood, "Falling Away"

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LIVE VIDEO
Jamie Anderson, "Her Problem Now"
FlyKINGi, "At the Roxbury"
Avi Wisnia, "Sky Blue Sky - Live at The Michener"
Andrew Suvalsky, "Live at Jazz @ Kitano in New York"
Rev. Yolanda, "@The Duplex"

BEST LYRIC VIDEO
Matt Fishel, "Finally"
Shawn Thomas, "I'm Alive"
Saturn, "We"
Norine Braun, "Boy"
Saturn, "I'm Coming Out"

BEST VIDEO SO FAR
I.K.P., "Hunt Me Down"
Jay Blahnik, "Boom Box"
Thos Shipley, "M-O-N-E-Y"
Jansz & June, "Rattlesnake Rose"
Drake Jensen, "On My Way to Finding You"

SONG OF THE YEAR
Sarah Golden, "The One I Love"
Martine Locke, "All My Days"
Corday, "Riding a Rainbow"
Jane of Arc, "Run Flying"
Megan Lane, "Someday We Will Leave This Town"
Kevin Wood, "One Time Around"

BEST POP SONG
Andrew Suvalsky, "Helplessly"
Kevin Wood, "Edge of Greatness"
Alex Woburn, "Stop Playing The Film"
Craymo, "Be Myself"
Matt Zarley, "Somebody 4 Everybody"

BEST ROCK SONG
Janis Mullan, "Nobody's Fool"
Run Jenny, "Run Jenny"
Felonious Parker, "Dominoes In Action"
Szilenze, "Nothing Left to Say"
Megan Lane, "Someday We Will Leave This Town"
Patrick Boothe, "This is Not Venice"

BEST SOUL / HIP HOP / RAP / R&B SONG
Marck Angel, "Summertime"
Be Steadwell, "Rainwater"
D'Lance Jones, "Forever With You"
Wordz the poet emcee, "U See That"
I.K.P., "Meraki"
Lester Greene, "Marital Bliss" feat. Michelle Tabot, Allen Parker

BEST FOLK / ROOTS/ COUNTRY SONG
Sarah Golden, "The One I Love"
Norine Braun, "I Found You"
Andrea Nardello, "Home To Me"
Run Jenny, "Get My Whiskey On"
Toni Vere, "This Old Heart"
Sarah McCracken, "Horse Grapes"

BEST SONG WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Anna Gutmanis, "Another Way Out"
Sarah Golden, "The One I Love"
Summer Osborne, "This is Your Call"
Kristie Stremel, "Love Makes a Family"
Jane of Arc, "Stand"
Summer Osborne, "Solution"

BEST SONG SO FAR
Janet Whiteway, "Pure Sunshine"
Matt Zarley, "Here I Am"
Kevin Wood, "The Moon Says Something"
Caroline Murphy, "Hurricane"
Summer Osborne, "Letting Go"

BEST VIDEO DIY
Tony Banks, "Old School Love"
Nastaij, "You Don't Represent Me"  feat. Dawn Laird
Ember Swift, "Laowai / Foreigner"
Random Order, "Black Lipstick Kiss"
K Anderson, "14 Year Old Me"

BEST VIDEO PRO
Matthew Connor, "How is July Already Over?"
Matt Zarley, "Somebody 4 Everybody"
Michael V. Doane, "Looking For Love"
Ramona Montañez, "Naked"
Marck Angel, "Positions"
Suzanne Nuttall, "Trophy Wife"

MOST MOVING VIDEO
Kristy Apps and the Shotgun Shirleys, "Modest In its Glory"
Andrew Suvalsky, "The Curtain"
Steven Gallavin, "La chanson des vieux amants"
Ramona Montañez, "Naked"
Paul M, "Hands to Heaven"

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Nastaij, "You Don't Represent Me" feat. Dawn Laird
Big Bad Gina, "Beetz In My Salad" feat. SJ Tucker
Erik Toro, "The Right"
I.K.P., "Let it B. Known"
Linq, "Oh Bully"
Denise Marsa, "The Land Had a Dream"

The RightOutTV Music and Video Awards is an offshoot of the free LGBTI artist promotional site at RightOutTV.com. Walchuk and Callender of the music duo Sugarbeach launched RightOutTV 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 global LGBTI music community. RightOutTV was created as a vehicle to serve both these purposes and to provide a fully developed promotional website and channel for artists who deserve more credit for being Out and proud with their music.

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