Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Introducing the Digital Socket Awards

The Digital Socket Awards are a music event with a difference. They are Ireland’s first ever music awards’ event where the contenders are nominated by you, the public, and decided by us, 26 Irish music bloggers. The process is as …

Mon, Dec 13, 2010, 09:44

   

The Digital Socket Awards are a music event with a difference. They are Ireland’s first ever music awards’ event where the contenders are nominated by you, the public, and decided by us, 26 Irish music bloggers.

The process is as simple as an IMF bailout. You go to the website to nominate the longlist in a number of different categories, from best independent label to best album. Every nomination will make it to the longlist so there‚Äôs no need to spam for votes or fire up the street teams. The 26 blogger judges will then use this list to vote on a shortlist of three finalists in each category. The winners will be announced at the Digital Socket Awards’ event at Dublin’s Grand Social on February 3. The event will feature live acts, DJs and other bits of razzmatazz (sure, there might even be a red carpet if someone manages to pick one up cheap in the sales).

The people who’ve put the Digital Socket Awards in motion are Peter Nagle, Ronan Hunt-Murphy, Naomi McArdle and Aidan Cuffe. Full information on the whole shebang on the website.

(DOI: I’m one of the blogger judges)