THE inaugural MusicACT Annual Music Awards (“the MAMAs”) are now open for public voting.
Everyone’s invited to have their say about favourite Canberra musos who, MAMAs organisers are saying, have “battled hell and high water… slogging it out night after night after night”.
The event manager, David Caffery, describes the MAMAs as “less a competition and more a celebration,” adding that there are four public vote categories – Artist of 2012, Youth Artist of 2012, Live Performer of 2012 and Live Venue of 2012.
To vote, visit MusicACT.com.au then click on “finalists”.
Peter Bayliss, from MusicACT, tells us that different judges chose the same finalists for Artist of 2012 and Live Performer of 2012. As well, the submissions of Readable Graffiti, Super Best Friends and The Aston Shuffle were rated the top three in both categories by different judges.
Next, the organisers say, buy a ticket for the big “night of nights”, hosted by TV personality and comedian Mikey Robins, on Friday, December 7, in Albert Hall, full of music, dance and, of course, the presentations.
Bookings to musicact.com.au/mamas/tickets