The Austin Music Awards poll has begun and there are some big changes you need to know about. As always, this is your chance to cast your ballot in over 20 categories including Hall of Fame, Best Album of the Year, Musician of the Year and more! The winners will be honored at the 2018 Austin Music Awards on February 28th, 2018 at the ACL Moody Theater!
From the Austin Chronicle –
Playback: Revamping the Austin Music Poll
As you read this, Chronicle staffers are poring over 20 years of online Austin Music Poll results for evidence of Russian interference. Meanwhile, a special counsel’s been appointed to investigate ties between 2016/17 Musician of the Year winner Hayes Carll and the Kremlin. Neither probe has yielded any impeachable evidence at this time.
Whatever the outcome, the governing body behind the Austin Music Awards has already begun implementing election reform. In an attempt to quell hostility between two rebel camps – hard-line music snobs demanding Grammy-like nominations and a populist wing insisting that the tradition of entirely write-in ballots be preserved – a compromise employing both philosophies has been reached.
The Austin Music Poll voting process now begins with a round of “primaries.”
Click here to read the rest of Kevin’s exposé on the Austin Music Awards Poll then cast your vote now!