NEW MUSIC WEEKLY MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 NEW MUSIC AWARDS

New Music Weekly magazine has announced the nominees for the 2016 New Music Awards. The leading radio publication is honoring recording artists, radio stations, programmers, record labels and industry professionals from both the major and independent arena. Industry personnel, radio programmers, subscribers and music fans had a helping hand in the nomination process by digital voting ballot.

The magazine is also in pre-production for a CRS and encourages anyone participating in this year’s Country Radio Seminar and NMA nominees to take part in the special edition. Subscribers and music fans can also participate in turning nominees into winners by casting their votes at the New Music Weekly’s website HERE.

Please contact New Music Weekly for special advertising rates soon as space and availability is limited. Here are the nominees for this year’s New Music Weekly Awards:  Please visit now at www.newmusicweekly.com where you will find the open ballot.

The 2016 NMA Nominees are . . .

TOP40 Single of the Year:
“Bad Blood” Taylor Swift w/Kendrick Lamar
“Can’t Feel My Face” Weeknd
“Fight Song” Rachel Platten
“I Really Like You” Carly Rae Jepsen
“Photograph” Ed Sheeran
“Rock City” R City w/Adam Levine
“Sugar” Maroon 5
“Want To Want Me” Jason Derulo

TOP40 Male Artist of the Year:

Ed Sheeran
Nick Jonas
Jason Derulo
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
Omi
Sam Smith
Weeknd

TOP40 Female Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Ellie Goulding
Kelly Clarkson
Rachel Platten
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Tori Kelly

TOP40 Group/Duo of the Year:
30 Seconds To Mars
5 Seconds Of Summer
Fall Out Boy
MKTO
One Direction
R City w/Adam Levine
Walk The Moon

TOP40 Best New Top40 Artist:
Charlie Puth
Elle King
Shawn Mendes
Silento
Weeknd

TOP40 Best New Group/Duo:
Abuss
DNCE
Little Mix
Mirage Box
R5
Years & Years

TOP40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Alessie Cara
Brandy Moss Scott
Charlie Puth
Chuck Murphy
Echosmith

TOP40 Radio Station of the Year:
KDUC – Barstow, CA
KMJY – Solomon, KS
KSPI – Stillwater, OK
WAKQ – Paris, TN
WEDB – Dublin, GA
WELT – Swainsboro, GA
WKNY –  Kingston, NY
WMQT – Marquette, MI

TOP40 PD of the Year:
Bobby Dee/WEDB
Dustin Williams/KMJY
Jay McRae/KSPI
Jim Koski/WMQT
Lee Taylor/WJDQ
Michael Garcia/KDUC

TOP40 MD of the Year:
Russ Berreth/KKCK
Warren Lawrence/WKNY

TOP40 Promotion of the Year:
All Access
Jerome Promotion
Jerry Lembo Entertainment
Protocol Entertainment
Team Clermont Promotions

TOP40 Record Label of the Year:
Capitol
DefJam/IDJMG
Epic/Sony
Interscope
RCA/RLG
Universal/Republic

AC Single of the Year :
“Honey I’m Good” Andy Grammer
“Fight Song” Rachel Platten
“Last Beautiful Woman” Mirage Box
“Hello” Adele
“Sugar” Maroon 5
“Shut Up & Dance” Walk The Moon
“Stay With Me” Sam Smith

AC Male Artist of the Year:
Adam Lambert
Andy Grammer
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran
Nick Jonas
Sam Smith

AC Female Artist of the Year:
Eileen Carey
Ellie Goulding
Kelly Clarkson
Taylor Swift
Tori Kelly
Rachel Platten

AC Group/Duo of the Year:
5 Seconds of Summer
American Authors
Fall Out Boy
Maroon 5
Meghan Trainor w/John Legend
One Direction
Royalush

AC Best New Artist:
Chuck Murphy
John Ratliff
Justine Dorsey
Nicole Sheehan
Rachel Platten
Shawn Mendes
Tom Maclear
Tony Clarke

AC Best New Group/Duo:
Abuss
American Authors
Israel Stone
Mirage Box
Savage w/Mandy S
Uptown Band w/Erich Cawalla & Jenifer Kinder
Walk The Moon

AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Airy Jeanine
Bernie Townsend
Brandy Moss Scott
Chuck Murphy
Eileen Carey
Justine Dorsey
Shawn Mendes
Tom Maclear

AC Radio Station of the Year:
KFMN – Lihue, HI
KQCR – Hampton, IA
KRVG – Grand Junction, CO
KTDY – Lafayette, LA
WATD – Marshfield, MA
WBHC – Hampton, SC
WDNH – Honesdale, PA
WJER – Dover, OH
WWRR – Scanton, PA

AC PD of the Year:
Ed Lang/WRRW
George Schmitt/WDNH
John Wada/KFMN
John Foster/KXXO
Kevin Coan/WBHC
Larry Kaszynski/WOCO

AC MD of the Year :
Eric St. John/WJER
John Shea/WATD
Michael Johnson/KRVG
Mike Betten/KQCR
Steve Wiley/KTDY
Troy House/WKKQ

AC Record Label of the Year:
Big Machine/Universal
Capitol
Columbia/Sony
Interscope
RCA/RLG
Reprise/WEA

Country Single of the Year:
“Break Up With Him” Old Dominion
“Buy Me A Boat” Chris Janson
“Crash And Burn” Thomas Rhett
“House Party” Sam Hunt
“I Love This Life” LoCash
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” Keith Urban
“Love Me Like You Mean It” Kelsea Ballerini
“Loving You Easy” Zac Brown Band
“Riser” Dierks Bentley

Country Male Artist of the Year :
Blake Shelton
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Jason Aldean
Hunter Hayes
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Country Female Artist of the Year:
Ashley Monroe
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Morgan Riley

Country Group/Duo of the Year:
Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Maddie & Tae

Best New Country Artist:
Chris Cox
Dan Thompson
Jake McVey
Joey Canyon
Kelsea Ballerini
Matt Austin
Sam Austin
Tim Hadler
Tony Clarke

Best New Country Group/Duo:
A Thousand Horses
Dan & Shay
Old Dominion
Parmalee
Richard Lynch & Billy Yates.

Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Chris Stapleton
Dennis Ledbetter
Eileen Carey
Joey Canyon
Morgan Riley
Sam Austin
Tim Hadler

Country Radio Station of the Year:  
KCGW – Edgar, NE
KGKL – San Angelo, TX
KLMJ – Hampton, IA
KZKS – Grand Junction, CO
KXAX – Livingston, TX
WKUL – Cullman, AL
WFLE – Flemingsburg, KY
WYTI – Rocky Mount, VA

Country PD of the Year:
Boomer Kingston/ KGKL
Chris Diestler/KQBA
Dustin Williams/ KCGW
Eddie Plummer/WFLE
Greg Holman/ KWWR
Jason Mclelland/ KXAX
Jim Wolfe/KDOL
Keith Huotari/WJNR
Ted Cramer/WIFE

Country MD of the Year:  
Beau Garrison/WKUL
Cliff Beach/WYTI
Kenny Beckman/WLLX
Michael Johnson/KZKS
Mike Betten/KLMJ
Troy House/ WKFC

Country Promotion of the Year:
Alan Young/Alan Young Promotions
Chris Taylor
Gene Higgins/HMG Nashville
James Williams/James Williams Promotions
Jerry Duncan/Jerry Duncan Promotions
Lamon Radio Promotion
Tom McBee and Associates

Country Record Label of the Year:
Broken Bow/Sony
Big Machine/Universal
Capitol
EMI
RCA/RLG
Republic Nashville
WB/WEA

Crossover Artist of the Year:

Brandy Moss Scott
Eileen Carey
Chris Cox
Chuck Murphy
Joey Canyon
Revi

College Artist of the Year:
Bruce Smear
Jenn Ghetto
Kirin J Callinan
Le1f
Mal Devisa

College Band of the Year:
Acid Dad
Good Morning
Greys
Oscar & the Wolf
Panda Bear
Worriers

College New Band  of the Year:
Creepoid
Gotobeds
Palehound

College Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Diet Cig
Shopping
Weaves

College Station of the Year:
Classic Artists Today
KCLC
WMWX

College PD of the Year:
Billy Spry/WMWX
Naomi Soule/KCLC
Ray White/ Classic Artists Today

College Promotion of the Year:
AAM Promo
Break Thru Promotions
Planetary Group
Team Clermont
Tinderbox Music
Vitriol

College Record Label of the Year:
Elektra/Asylum
Lava/Republic
Razor & Tie
Vanguard

Record Pool of the Year:
Bigcity DJS
Soundworks
Starfleet

Publicity Firm of the Year:
Big Picture Media
Essential Broadcast Media
Hot Schatz PR
Jones & O’Malley
Music City News Media & Marketing
So Much Moore Media
Webster & Associates

Favorite Internet Radio Station of the Year :
Breeze
Country Blast
Hot Country 102
Indie104
Lex Broadcasting
MPAK Radio
W&C
WIDE

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