Tuesday 6th July 2010
SECOND ANNUAL SPANISH INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
The lead-in to the second annual Spanish Independent Music Awards (II Premios de la Musica
After the massive success of the first awards, for the second UFi has given itself a new challenge: every year it will invite one country to take part in the Spanish Independent Music Awards, with the aim of making the awards more international and also supporting diversity and cultural exchange between countries, paying particular attention to the Spanish speaking ones, with Mexico being this year’s guest country.
The second annual Spanish Independent Music Awards will be recognising independent music
The first stage has been carried out by an electoral academy made up of producer members of UFi
The second phase, open to the public vote, has determined the winner in each category. The voting has been done online, at www.premiosdelamusicaindependiente.com with pre-registration of participants to prevent multiple voting.
The ceremony to hand out the Independent Music Awards will be taking place next Monday, 12th of July in the Gabriela Mistral amphitheatre at Casa America (Note: cultural centre in Madrid dedicated toLatin American arts and history) where in addition to the prizegiving there will be live music courtesy of the finalists. Also, the winners will be revealed on the website of the Spanish Independent Music Awards in real time.
Afterwards, to close the second annual awards, there will be a huge party taking place on the terrace of the Casa America with Spanish and Mexican DJ’s, on a night in which independent music will be the real winner.
The finalists of the 2nd Spanish Independent Music Awards are:
Mejor Álbum de 2009 (Best Album)
Mejor Canción de 2009 (Best Song)
Artista español del año (Spanish Artist of the Year)
Artista mexicano del año (Mexican Artist of the Year)
Artista revelación (Breakthrough Artist)
Mejor Álbum de Pop de 2009 (Best Pop Album)
Mejor Álbum de Rock de 2009 (Best Rock Album)
Mejor Álbum de Heavy de 2009 (Best Metal Album)
Mejor álbum de Música del Mundo de 2009 (Best World Music)
Mejor Álbum de Jazz de 2009 (Best Jazz)
Mejor álbum de Música Urbana de 2009 (Best Urban)
Mejor Álbum Hip Hop de 2009 (Best Hip-Hop)
Mejor Álbum de Música Flamenco de 2009 (Best Flamenco)
Mejor Álbum de Música de Vanguardia de 2009
Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica de 2009 (Best Classical Album)
Mejor Artista Internacional de 2009 (Best International Artist)
What is UFi?
Ufi stands for Unión de la Fonográfica Independiente, or in English the Independent Record Companies Association. Ufi is an association for Spanish professional record companies. In November 2003, a group of entrepreneurs from the independent sector launched Ufi as their collective voice within the Spanish music scene.
With a clear mission for both business and culture, the companies who are members of the association are demanding a transformation in the approach to the sector, as well as confronting a complicated market for recorded music.
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