Music Awards for some musicians are not really important, especially for those who work with the aim of having fun.
But for some musicians, the award is a symbol of the success of their work which is appreciated by being given an award. Here’s the Rock Nation team sharing info about the world’s most prestigious music awards.
The Grammy Awards event is an event that is impossible for music lovers to pass. As the only music event in award season, the Grammy Awards are the highest event in the music world. The Grammy Awards were first held on May 4, 1959, by The Recording Academy to honor musicians involved in the English-speaking music industry.
The Grammys are the highest event in the music field. There are 14 genres that enter the industry. Then, nominees and winners of the Grammy Awards can only be selected by The Recording Academy consisting of singers, songwriters, composers, producers, music managers, and other related professions.
MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Award (VMA) is an award from the MTV channel for people who have contributed to the music industry. You could say, the MTV Video Music Award event is another alternative to the Grammy Award.
The first VMA event in 1984 at Radio City Music Hall, New York with the first prize in the form of an astronaut-shaped trophy, namely ‘Moonman’. It was only in 2006, that the audience could watch this event through the official MTV VMA website.
World Music Awards
The World Music Awards (WMA) is an international music awards event in 1989. This prestigious annual event is for recording artists based on the number of album sales in the world.
The Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) determines the winner of the WMA award. This event was broadcast in more than 160 countries, including Indonesia (in 2008).
American Music Awards
The next prestigious music award in the world is the American Music Awards (AMAS). This event is in close competition with the Grammy Award. Even so, they both provide different ways of giving awards to each musical artist. The first AMAS award ceremony was in 1974.
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is actually not just a music award event, but needs another assessment in several other categories. However, the Kids Choice Awards are one of the most prestigious music awards in the world.
Many know this event as a slime (green liquid) party throughout the event. So for the first time, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards started in 1988 April. Most of the audience for this event are children.
Polar Music Prize
If science and peace have the Nobel Prize as their highest award, music has the Polar Music Prize as the highest award for those who have dedicated themselves to music.
The first Polar Music Prize winners were Paul McCartney and the Unity of the Baltic States in 1992. Paul McCartney is considered to have been dedicated to the world of pop music for more than 30 years, while the Unity of the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia) is considered to have given their national music positive support for performing in front of international music.
The winner of the award gets 1 million Swedish krona or the equivalent of 1.6 billion rupiah. The King of Sweden gave this award. According to records, more than 60 winners have received this award.
Golden God Awards
The Golden Gods were first held in 2003 at the Kentish Town Forum, London. This award event for great musicians also has a poll system to get the winner, namely through the official website metalhammer.co.uk. Indonesia can be proud of this music award event. Then the reason is, that Burgerkill is a representative of musicians from Indonesia who was able to win an award at the Golden Gods Awards in 2013 for the “Metal as F*ck” category.