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Did you receive your ballot?
Sunday, July 25 2021

Did you receive your ballot email from the Carolina Beach Music Academy? If you didn't receive it, be sure to contact Bo Gilbert by email or by calling: 843-280-9000 and let him know. The deadline to submit your nominations is August 13, 2021.

**Please note at the bottom of this page the venues, people and/or entities listed below that are not longer eligible to be nominated"

 

Below you will find the categories available for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards along with their descriptions!

- Engineer of the Year
This award goes to a person who is responsible for engineering recording sessions that yield a specific single or album. This award is also based on final sound quality. You MUST list song title/ project, artist and engineer:

 

- Producer of the Year
This award goes to the person who is responsible for the style and/or arrangement of a specific recording, either single recording or album.
You MUST list song title/ project, artist and producer:

 

- Michael Branch Award
This award is presented to a company or individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion and advancement of Carolina Beach Music. Recipient can be a booking agency, agent, personal manager, paid-promoter, record label, label promotions person, or music distributor

 

- Song Writer of the Year
This award goes to the person or persons who write songs targeted at the beach music industry. You MUST List writer and song title:

 

- Female Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual female artist based on her recording or in-person performance.

 

- Male Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual male artist based on his recording or in-person performance.

 

- Entertainer of the Year
This award goes to the individual that goes above and beyond to promote and entertain the public as best he/she can during live performances.
You MUST list artist name and group affiliation if any:

 

- Song of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering.
You MUST list song and artist:

 

- Group of the Year
This award goes to a group that exudes excellence and pure love for Carolina Beach Music during performances. The group must consist of three or more persons that normally perform live or record together.

 

- Rising Star Award
This award goes to an individual or group, involved in Beach Music for “5” years or less, that has recorded a song that has been verifiably played in regular rotation “AND” charted on our Beach Music Air Force and/or individual Beach Music charts or compiled charts like Beach Music 45.com.

 

- Smoothie - Ballad
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. A smoothie is classified as a "shag" song that has a "soft" edge to it and ranges from 90-110 beats per minute (bpm), but not limited to such. A ballad is classified as a slow dance song.
You Must list Song Title & Artist:

 

- Collaboration of the Year
This award goes to the artists (male, female or group) who have collectively recorded an album or single release, featuring at least two artists that normally do not record together. This award is based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production, and engineering.
You MUST list song title and artists:

 

- Group Album of the Year
This award goes to a group of performers based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Solo Album of the Year
This award goes to an individual based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. The primary artist must be featured individually on 60% or more of the tracks. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Compilation Album of the Year
This award goes to the company for the release of a specific Beach Music compilation containing songs from at least three different artists or groups. You must list CD title and Production Company:

 

- National Dance Song
This award goes to the group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. The award goes to a song that has been released nationally and received national airplay. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Live Production Award
This award goes to the individual that shows outstanding service in the Live Performance area. This award can go to a Sound Tech, Light Tech, Road Manager or any other live support staff. You Must List Name & Band Affiliation

 

- Instrumentalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual that has perfected his or her ability to play an instrument above and beyond others in their chosen field
Please list name, instrument played and band

 

- Music Video of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, video production and engineering.
You MUST List Song and Artist

 

- Event of the Year
This award goes to the promoter of a single show or concert that includes three or more acts performing live with a band or music tracks.
You must list event name & City:

 

- Shag Club Event of the Year
This award goes to the "Shag Club" or promoter of a single event dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the dance, “The Shag". Please List Event, Club & City:

 

- Concert Series of the Year
This award goes to an organization or event that presents a series of live beach music concerts. The series must consist of at least 4 concerts in a calendar year. Must List Name, Location & City of Series

 

- Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
This award goes to a DJ who is known primarily for playing or supporting Carolina Beach Music in a club setting or during mobile performances.

 

- Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
This award goes to the club that primarily uses and promotes Recorded Music and DJ’s throughout the year
Must list Entire Club Name and City located

 

- LIVE Music Venue of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
Formerly Show Club of the Year
This Award goes to the club that primarily promotes live artists and bands throughout the entire year. Must list Entire Club Name and City located:

 

- Radio Station
This award goes to the FM or AM radio station that has or is providing airplay of Carolina Beach Music in a regular rotation or with specialty programming.
You must list station frequency and City:

 

- Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
This award goes to the radio DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general on a daily or weekly broadcast.
**This award is for DJ’s that originates from a terrestrial broadcast, streaming of the DJ and/or Show is not a factor in consideration for this award You must list DJ name, station frequency & City

 

- Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
This award goes to the DJ that is featured weekly on more than one radio station with a single or multiple recorded or live produced program(s). Simulcasts are not eligible. You must list Name of Show and Host:

 

- Radio Show of the Year (Steve Hardy Award)
This award goes to the DJ & Radio Station for the best produced weekly terrestrial Radio Show. This show can be simulcast and streamed but must be done simultaneously on all stations. You must list show title, station and host:

 

- Internet Radio "Show"
This award goes to the “Internet Only” Individual Radio Show that runs on a schedule and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list show title, host:

 

- Internet Radio "Station"
This award goes to the "Internet Only" Radio Station that streams 24/7 - 365 days a year and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list full station website address:

 

- Internet Radio DJ
This award goes to the “Internet Only” DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to persons that also broadcast “terrestrially”. You must list DJ Name & Show or Station Name:

 

**The following people venues or entities are NOT ELIGIBLE for nomination due to withdrawing their names or because of a Hall of Fame induction.**

Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Show Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Club/Mobile DJ
Gary Bass - Hall of Fame
Chad Sain - Withdrew / HOF
Ray Scott - Withdrew / HOF

AM Radio DJ
Charlie Brown - Withdrew

FM Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew
Charlie Brown - Withdrew
Ted Bell - Withdrew

FM Radio Station
WRDX 106.5 FM - Hall of Fame
WVCO 94.9 FM The Surf - Hall of Fame
WNCT 107.9 FM - Hall of Fame

AM Radio Station
WLWL 700AM Big Waves - Hall of Fame

Event of the Year
Carolina Beach Music Awards - Withdrew 1996

Male Vocalist
Craig Woolard - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio Show
Ray Scott Live - Withdrew 2019

Syndicated Radio Show
Carolina Sounds Beach Show, Butch Halpin - Withdrew 2019

 

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