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Friday, September 03, 2004

Minnesota Music Awards Ballot is Out - HowWasTheShow vs. City Pages, Pulse and Rift in MMA deathmatch

Ballots for the Minnesota Music Awards, hosted by the Minnesota Music Academy (MMA), are now available online at

In this, the 24th year of the Academy, 50 categories are featured on the ballot including Best Indie Label Recording, Hip Hop Artist/Group and New Group/Artist of the Year. HowWasTheShow was a nominee (and loser) last year in the "Best New Media" category which was won by (who aren't nominated this year.) On the 2004 Ballot, the MMA category HowWasTheShow is nominated is called "Best Music Media" and includes both web and print media organizations, pitting us against the likes of City Pages, Pulse of the Twin Cities, DU Nation, Misplaced and Rift Magazine. This means that HowWasTheShow will probably lose, but it'll be a good company of losers whoever takes home the trophy. Besides, since I write for Rift Magazine, and the City Pages and Pulse pepes are deserving friends, we all win, right? And on the outside chance any of us are unhappy with the results, I'm sure we can settle our differences in a good-spirited drinking contest.

Voting deadline this year is September 13th, and winners will be announced and at the Minnesota Music Awards Show on Wednesday, September 22nd. Though this year the ceremony will be held at the Red Carpet Nightclub in St. Cloud instead of in St. Paul at O'Gara's.

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