Top Surround Pros and Projects to be Honored on December 15, 2005
NEW YORK, NY (September 23, 2005) -- CMP Entertainment Media, the producers of the Surround 2005 Conference, has announced that the 2005 Surround Music Awards (SMAs) will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The fourth annual event, which was held at the Beverly Hilton for its first two years, features a new category for DualDisc projects and will include appearances from top music industry professionals.
The Surround Music Awards honor those who have excelled in multichannel music recording and mixing throughout the year. Previous winners include Queen, James Taylor, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Alison Krauss. The SMAs are also becoming known for the dramatic live performances that take place each year, including Graham Nash and David Crosby at the inaugural event, Dweezil Zappa two years ago, and an all-star tribute to Herbie Hancock featuring George Duke last year.
Nominees and winners will be selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges from the Surround Sound industry. The deadline for entries is October 14. For more information on where and how to submit entries, please visit www.surroundexpo.com or fill out the attached entry form PDF.
In addition to the judged awards, a number of special honors will be given as well, including Best of Show, Surround Pioneer Award, Surround Artist of the Year, and Listener's Choice, which is presented by Highfidelityreview.com and features a selection of titles voted on by the public.
One new category has been introduced for 2005. With the proliferation of DualDiscs hitting retail shelves over the past year, a category has been added to honor those working in the nascent format. This year’s nominated categories are as follows: