I know it's been a cool minute since i've posted on here, and the last post was a bit loaded. So, I decided to do something fun and exciting! When this years Grammy nominations went out I had various conversations with people about the nominees and whatnot. A lot of people had their opinions on the choices on this list of nominees (or lack thereof, rather). Many opinions in which I agreed with. As conversations continued, we started giving our own input on who should have been on that list, and what songs/albums should have been included. It was suggested I do my own take on this years Grammy nominations. The logistics behind the Grammys are a bit difficult to understand. Essentially, the nominees have to submit their work, and the time frame isn't just in the current year, but the end of the previous year as well. Which, actually makes a lot of sense as to why a lot of music is left off of these nominations. So instead of getting technical with nominees like the Grammy's, I decided to do my own take on music awards in general. I think there's a ton of music out there that deserves recognition not just solely based off of popularity, sales, or numbers. So I, along with a couple of friends, put together some pretty cool categories and narrowed down fitting nominees. Theres no strict rules on this, and its all opinion based (of course). I know i'll probably get my own backlash on which songs/projects are on here, but I have reasoning behind each and every one. I tried to stray away from super mainstream works just because I feel spreading new music and opening up peoples eyes to different things is more of a feat. However, a lot of these songs HAVE gotten the recognition they deserve, which also means they deserve spots too in my opinion. Like I said, there's no real rhyme or reason behind these nominations. Except for feeling they're the best fitting for the categories we constructed. THE FUN PART OF ALL OF THIS?? Well for starters, I want to keep you all engaged so of course WE'RE DOING VOTING. I really want to see what your opinions are. If you haven't heard of some of these nominees, I encourage you to listen to them!! We have them on here, like I said, for good reason. I'll have every single song in a playlist to make it easier for you guys to listen to any music you're unfamiliar with. Please, take some time and VOTE AWAY!
This one was done collectively of pretty much the past couple of years. However, I will be doing these quarterly! So every season (summer, spring, fall, winter) from this point forward. And those will be made up of music ONLY within those 3-4 months. I'll also have a suggestion box for other categories you wanna see in upcoming awards! Once again, I want this to be something YOU all can take something out of and really enjoy and look forward to. So, I want to know what you guys want to see in the future!