The Ceremony is in the bag. The awards have been (virtually) handed out and I could not be more pleased. Five Years. You have dreams when you start things but you're never really prepared for the hard work or the payoff. Such was the case here. I always knew the awards system was biased in favor of a few artists, and the musical variety was pathetic. It was the Amy and Smitty Show. But I was just a college DJ, what could I do?
Fast Forward to 2015. The Platinum Vinyl Awards, first launched in 2010, is now in its Fifth Year of Existence. Though a physical statuette is still not a reality,and neither are the celebrity presenters, the event has quickly risen to be one of the top Awards Ceremonies for CCM and the Fringe on the net. Doves? Don't make me laugh. Now encompassing 57 categories in Video, Album, Song and the General Field. Variety? How does 12 genres strike you? A new general field award dedicated to EP's. Big things are coming up.
On to #PlatVnyl5. Every so often a release comes along which will not be denied, and it dominates the awards. Such was the case this year. Worship Leader Kari Jobe released Majestic (Live), and while the first listen didn't exactly wow me, the album grew. Then there was the video for the song Forever. In the end the artist and album garnered 6 wins: Modern Worship Video of The Year; Live Recorded Album of The Year; Modern Worship Album of The Year; Modern Worship Song of The Year; Video of The Year and Album of The Year. That would be enough to make this a breakout year. But while all that was going on Lindsay McCaul quietly racked up four trips to the podium of her own: Adult Contemporary/Inspirational Alum of The Year; Adult Contemporary/Inspirational Song of The Year; Female Vocalist of The Year; and Song of The Year for One More Step. Add to that the return of Bloodgood, the consistency of Stryper and new artists Salt of The Sound and you have a year that will be talked about in the music industry for quite a while. If this is how it is now, I can't wait for #PlatVnyl6.
We will have the announcements of the video awards on the blog and the full results will be posted on the winners page soon. I hope to soon have a big giveaway as well. Stay tuned. Things are just beginning to heat up here. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.