Wene unveils categories

HARARE - Rooftops Promotions, the organisers of the Wene Music Awards, have unveiled 33 categories that will be under consideration in this year’s inaugural edition.

The awards, to be presented on October 29, are only for music that was recorded and produced between January 1 last year and June 30 this year.

According to a statement released yesterday by the awards organisers, the closing date for submission is August 21 to give the adjudicating panel two full months to consider the competing entries.

The 2014 Wene Music Awards Categories:

  • Wene Outstanding Musical act,
  • Best Live Stage act — Visual and Choreography,
  • People’s Choice Award,Best Live Stage Act —Musical,
  • Wene Ambassador Award,
  • Best Music Video, 
  • Best Recorded Abum,  
  • Best Cd Recording of a Zimbabwean Artist or Act outside Zimbabwe,
  • Best Recorded Song/Composition, 
  • Outstanding Act in Contemporary Zimbabwean Music Genres,
  • Outstanding Female Vocalist,
  • Best Music Podcast,
  • Outstanding Male Vocalist,
  • Outstanding Band/Act Manager,
  • Outstanding Group,
  • Outstanding Music Promoter,
  • Outstanding Act in Contemporary Zimbabwean Music Genres,
  • Outstanding music journalist,
  • Outstanding traditional music exponent,
  • Best music documentary,
  • Outstanding Zimbabwe Music Crossover Exponent,
  • Outstanding Traditional Music Exponent,
  • Outstanding Zimbabwean Act in Internationally-Influenced Music Genres,
  • Best Live Stage Act — Visual and Choreography,
  • Outstanding Zimbabwe Music Crossover Exponent,
  • Best Live Stage Act — Musical,
  • Best Music Documentary,
  • Outstanding Socially Aware Lyrics,
  • Song or Songwriter,
  • Outstanding Music Journalist,
  • Most Promising Young or Emerging Artist or Act,
  • Outstanding Music Promoter,
  • Best Backing Band to a Recording Artist,
  • Outstanding Band/Act Manager,
  • Recorded Instrumentalist of the Year,
  • Wene Award For Passion,
  • Integrity and Artistic Consistency,
  • Best Cd Recording of a Zimbabwean Artist or Act Outside Zimbabwe,
  • Musical Innovator Of the Year,Best Music video, 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award/s,
  • Best Music Podcast and Best Music Technical Recording/Production.

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