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Thread #161498   Message #3849230
Posted By: The Sandman
07-Apr-17 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Al .
Derek will be rememberd by many, he was an outstanding raconteur and performer he will be rembered for his perfomances.
"The nominees in most categories are chosen by a panel of 150 representatives from the British folk world, including broadcasters, journalists, record producers, festival organisers, venue bookers, record company directors, agents and promoters. The panelists can vary slightly from year to year, with new panelists being invited (or self-applying) each year. The final panel is selected by the Folk Awards committee, which includes staff from the BBC, the production company 7digital Creative, and representatives from outside those organisations.[4]

The 'Best Original Track' and 'Best Traditional Track' categories are chosen by smaller specialist panels of judges, and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award - presented as part of the Folk Awards - is decided by a standalone contest.[4]

The 'Best Album' category is decided by a public vote, hosted on the BBC website."
That says it all, A COMPETITION DECIDED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH A VESTED INTEREST IN COMMERCIALISM [some of whom have a vested intrest in promoting their own performers] even the "Best Album" only reflects the subjective opinions of those who can be bothered to vote.
it is a commercial charade, and nothing more than a musical circus