The diligent staff of the International Bluegrass Music Association is currently assembling their list of eligible recordings for the 2006 IBMA Awards voting.
This list is distributed with the first round (nominating) ballot sent to all voting members of the association, and while it is not meant to be the definitive listing of all eligible releases, it will ensure that voting members recognize that your CD can be nominated in this eligibility period. In other words, a non-listed recording is still eligible if it meets the release date criteria – which is all commercially available recordings released between April 1, 2005 and March 31, 2006 – but the voting members of the association may not be recall your project if it isn’t listed, or may neglect it in making their selections in favor of those on the list provided with the ballot.
These are the critical details IBMA needs to make sure that your recording is listed:
We need the following information for each of the recordings eligible to be included on this reference list:-Artist
-Catalog number & label
-Commercial release date (month/day/year recording was first made available to consumers for sale)
Because the list will be confirmed before the first ballots are printed and mailed, this information must be received at the IBMA office no later than April 30, 2006. You may email the info, fax it to (615) 256-0450 or mail it to IBMA; 2 Music Circle South, Ste. 100; Nashville, TN 37203.
Re-issues or re-releases of previously issued material are not eligible for these awards.