The inaugural Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards, 6 p.m. Sunday April 14 at Proctors, is an opportunity to amplify, empower and celebrate professionals working in the area’s wide-ranging music scene.
Over 60 luminaries drawn from the region’s talent pool—including club owners, sound technicians, educators, journalists and performers—will judge 38 categories, granting Eddies to winners from a list of over 140 nominees (ranging from soloists and group members to teachers, engineers, deejays, photographers and others).
Edison conceived the phonograph prior to moving his Edison Machine Works to Schenectady (and providing the basis for General Electric), but his invention—the first to reproduce sound rather than simply record it—transcended geography, bringing music to the world.
On its inception, the National Academy of Recordings arts and Sciences considered naming its award the Eddie, in recognition of Edison’s indelible contribution, but opted for a nod to a later iteration, the gramophone.
The Eddies are a production of Capital Records Live!, Proctors Collaborative and The Collaborative regional arts magazine.
People’s Choice Awards:
Over 60 local music professionals are voting for the 2019 Capital Region Thomas Edison Award winners in all but three categories. You are invited to vote for the:
- People’s Choice Local Music Artist of the Year
- People’s Choice Local Music Venue of the Year
- People’s Choice Local Concert of the Year
Check out our facebook event here!
Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.
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