The short list has been determined for the third annual Edmonton Music Prize, a $10,000 cash prize created to recognize Edmonton-based musicians or musical collectives who have released a recording in the past 18 months. The award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, and administered by Alberta Music (the Alberta Music Industry Association). A 1st prize of $8,000.00 will be awarded to the winner and two prizes of $1,000.00 will be awarded to the runners-up.
The Prizes will be awarded in recognition of superior work and achievement in the realm of recorded music as assessed by a panel of experts assembled by Alberta Music. In addition to the primary assessment of superior musical work, priority will be given to nominees that have also made a unique contribution, or outstanding accomplishment in music within the last 18 months. A large number of entries were received and the jury has narrowed the field down to a shortlist of ten artists/groups:
A/B TRIO – Out West
THE DUNGAREES – Ain’t Through Being Happy Yet
F&M – At Sunset We Sing
FAITH HEALER – Cosmic Troubles
JAY SPARROW – Bluebird
LUCAS CHAISSON – Telling Time
LUCETTE – Black is the Color
SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA – Warrington
SIERRA JAMERSON – Blood in the Water
STRIKER – City of Gold
"Once again this year our jury was faced with the huge task of choosing an Edmonton Music Prize shortlist from a strong list of submissions,” said Chris Wynters, executive director of Alberta Music. “I’m excited about the list they’ve come up with which represents Edmonton’s rich and diverse music scene.”
"This year's shortlist includes folk, country, indie, soul and metal musicians, representing the huge range of talent that thrives in the Edmonton music scene" said Paul Moulton, executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council. "The EAC would like to congratulate all of the nominees – we look forward to celebrating with the winner in December!"
The three finalists will be announced on Monday, November 16th. The winner will be announced at a reception alongside the Edmonton Film Prize in Mid-December.< Previous Post Next Post >