Making a Scene Presents the 2021 Independent Blues Awards!
Congratulations to all the nominees!
The 2021 Independent Blues Awards nominations are now in and ready for you to vote on. We do things a bit different than other awards in that we give you the opportunity to explore and experience artists and music you may not be familiar with.
In order to maximize you experience we highly recommend that you sign up for a FREE Spotify Account. We use Spotify players and links throughout the voting ballot so you can listen to and explore the nominated artists. This helps the artists as they get paid for their played songs, but it also helps them get into the Spotify Matrix so they can be discovered by other listeners on Spotify.
It would help them even more if you create your own playlist in your spotify account and add all your favorite songs and artists. Share this playlist on facebook, twitter and with your friends! Being added to spotify user playlists elevates an artists status on Spotify!
As you go through the ballot we use a simple link format, The link attached to the artist’s name will take you to their website, The Link attached to the CD Title will take you to a Spotify playlist for that CD and the Buy Link will take you to Amazon.com if you want to purchase either the physical CD or mp3 downloads. By using these links even if an artists does not win, they will receive a large benefit from their nomination!
If you find an artists that you enjoy, help them by purchasing their music either as a download or a physical product. This is more important than ever because the pandemic has eliminated all touring which has essentially put them out of work! SUPPORT INDIE ARTISTS!
This year we have added the “Content Creator” category to honor and recognize those who have embraced and mastered the art of content creation and the use of social media to stay connected to their fanbase and generate income during the pandemic.
For the Song nominations, We have created a Spotify playlist of all the nominees in the category that you can listen to. Then you can choose your favorite song in each category.
If you take the opportunity to use this ballot as intended this can take some time, which is why we are extending the voting till Midnight on August 31 2021! If done right, this is an opportunity to discover new artists and new music. Below is a preview of the ballot so you can explore all our nominees before you commit to actually voting. Once you start voting, all the links that are found in the preview are also in the actual ballot just in case you want to revisit any of the nominated artists while you are voting.
1 VOTE PER EMAIL ADDRESS
ONLY FULLY COMPLETED BALLOTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO BE COUNTED!!