2009 saw the inaugural Midi Music Awards take place in Beijing. The awards lost a certain amount of credibility by awarding pretty much every single category to Midi Music School alumni and Midi Music Festival favorites Miserable Faith. You can see the results HERE. Comments on our post last year (HERE) ranged from:
this is a bit overboard (and masturbatory). Seems like Midi has no desire to remain relevant.
Anyway, the awards are back with the ceremony to be held on New Year’s Eve (Western) at Beijing’s Star Live.
This year, the jury will total 120 people (yes, 120 people – that’s one helluva long judge’s table). “Best Album Art” Award will become a category this year to encourage the design and arts works connection to music.
The selection will be made by the judging panel based on live show situation, album situation, contribution to public service, fans and media awareness, media exposure. The artists/musicians/labels/records are encouraged to recommend themselves or their bands to the judging panel, and the organizer will buy all the albums and give to every member of the jury.
All the award categories are listed as follows:
1、最佳年度摇滚专辑 (Album of the Year)
2、最佳年度摇滚歌曲 (Song of the Year)
3、最佳年度摇滚乐队 (Best Rock Performance By Group With Vocals)
4、最佳年度摇滚男歌手 (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance )
5、最佳年度摇滚女歌手 (Best Female Rock Vocal Performance )
6、最佳年度硬摇滚乐队 (Best Hard Rock Performance)
7、最佳年度金属乐队 (Best Metal Performance)
8、最佳年度摇滚乐器演奏(Best Rock Instrumental Performance )
9、最佳年度摇滚现场 (Best Live Performance )
10、最佳年度摇滚新人奖 (Best New Artist )
11、最佳专辑设计奖 （Best Album Art）
12、中国摇滚贡献奖 （Contribution to China Rock）
Miserable Faith to sweep the awards this year anyone?