Voting has now opened for the 2012 Record Of The Day Awards, the annual celebration of music journalism and music PR, which will this year take place in Shoreditch on 28 Nov. Anyone working in the music media or music industry is invited to vote in relevant categories at this page.
Winners will be presented their gongs at an awards event at Shoreditch’s Victorian Vaults, where three lifetime achievement prizes will also be dished out, this year to Regine Moylett (for PR), Miranda Sawyer (for journalism), and Jill Furmanovsky (for photography). Tickets are available for £65 here.
Meanwhile, CMU has again teamed up with Record Of The Day to open up the awards to student journalists around the UK. A unique opportunity for student writers to be recognised alongside the great and the good of the music media, any student writing about music is invited to put themselves forward.
Contenders need to write a review to deadline (Wednesday 14 November at 5pm) of the recently CMU Approved new track from Best Fit Recordings signing Faye, and to submit two other pieces of published work. All entries will be considered by a panel of music editors, with the overall winner being presented their gong this year’s RotD Awards in London. The winner will also receive an internship at a relevant music magazine next year.
CMU Publisher Chris Cooke says: “The Record Of The Day Awards are always one of our favourite nights of the year, and we love the fact the awards celebrate future music media talent as well as established journalists and editors. Through our other publication, ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival, we work with and support a hundred aspiring young writers every summer at the world’s biggest cultural event, so supporting the next generation of media talent is very much part of our ethos. It’s great that our friends at RotD also enable us to achieve that aim in the music space via their awards”.
Any students interested in entering should go to www.theCMUwebsite.com/rotdstudentaward