Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola The Clarksdale Sessions Bill “Howl-N-Mad” Perry
Montreal Blues Society Solo Recordings Steve Hill
Ventura County Blues Society Waiting For the World to End Dave Widow
This award complements the International Blues Challenge-the live music component of IBC Weekend. The Foundation believes this award further emphasizes the critical role of affiliated societies in the Blues world and provides another featured award for IBC weekend.
* Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by affiliated blues societies only. * Each affiliate is permitted one entry only. * The CD entered does not have to be performed by the band entered in the 2013 International Blues Challenge. * The eligibility period is the same as for the Blues Music Awards-the CD must have been released during November 1, 2011 – October 31, 2012 time frame. * If an affiliate does not conduct a competition to determine who it will sponsor but instead appoints a CD, that CD may not include a board member or officer. * Interested affiliates must submit 4 copies of their selection to The Blues Foundation office by November 1, 2012. The submission MUST include a note (in the package) on the affiliates letter head stating the artist and title of the submitted material is for consideration in the BSPCD.
The Blues Foundation Best-Self Produced CD 421 South Main Memphis, TN 38103
Submissions MUST be in our office by November 1, 2012
* Judging will be in three stages. There will be two rounds of judging by radio/print people leading to the final judging.
The finalists will be announced prior to IBC weekend. Music professionals will judge the finalists and the winner will be announced at the IBC finals.
Judges will evaluate: (1) Blues Content (2) Musical Performance (2) Audio Quality of the Presentation (3) Cover Art and Design (4) Credits and Liner Information.
A performer who has previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition. A CD issued in the name of an otherwise eligible performer which also includes the contributions of a Blues Music Award nominee may be ineligible, depending on the extent of the contribution. A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
Compilations are not eligible.
Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.
Recordings with established or “known” producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist’s independent label and not on an established national blues label.
If a recording was produced independently but an established blues label has purchased the master for distribution, the recording is still eligible until such time as the established blues label releases the recording.
The affiliates are responsible for ensuring that their submission complies with these rules. If you have any doubts or questions, contact the Foundation office.
The CDs honored to date are:
2005-Crazy, Cryin’ Blues by Robin Rogers and Silver Bird by Collard Greens & Gravy (tie) 2006-Back in Bluesville by Roxy Perry 2007-We are Mighty Lester by Mighty Lester Band 2008-Sophisticated Ladies by Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra 2009-Hollerin’ by Nathan James & Ben Hernandez 2010-Crime Scene Queen by The Informants and Fire it Up! by Laurie Morvan Band 2011-Get Inside This House by Joe McMurrian – Cascade Blues Association – 2012-Where I’m Comming From… by Dave Keller – Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society
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