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ROCK HALL NOMS:
SWEET LITTLE 16
Todd's on the ballot. (10/15a)
A SUPER DEBUT
This #1 debut is brought to you by the letter M. (10/14a)
JAY FRANK: A GREAT MIND, A GREATER FRIEND
Tribute to a music-tech oracle (10/14a)
SUPERM WINS THE CHART BATTLE
Unexpected drama (10/14a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
BEST NEW ARTIST
An uber-competitive category (10/15a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
What shoes go with dancehall?
WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
Music City
A NIGHT AT THE MUSIC INNOVATORS GALA
6/4/18

On 6/3, Music City stars Kelsea Ballerini, Bobby BonesFlorida Georgia Line, Charles Kelley, Lucie SilvasStriking Matches and Charlie Worsham made their way out to the Second Annual Innovation in Music Awards, hosted by Bill Werde, at the Westin Hotel in Nashville to honor and recognize some of the industry’s biggest risk takes and creative thinkers. The sold-out gala recognized "achievements in the advancement of music through inspiration and ingenuity."

Award winners included Monica Escobedo, Sally Williams, David Macias, Andrew Cohen and Jackie Tigue as well as a few who accepted their trophies by video link, notably Creative/Artist honoree Kenny Chesney and Impact in Innovation Award honoree, Joe Galante, who were both unable to attend. The biggest award of the night, Innovator of the Year, was taken home by Red Light Management head Coran Capshaw.

Florida Georgia Line, who presented the Innovation in Music, Digital Media/Marketing award to Spotify’s John Marks, also performed—as did Worsham, Silvas, and show closer Striking Matches.

“Innovators would always rather deal with unexpected failure, than to lose out on an opportunity for success on a game changing idea…they tend to be so driven…so determined…so talented that they impose their dreams on the market space and become a magnet for success!” Said awards founder, Pete O’ Heeron

Seen below before innovating up a tray of mojitos are (l-r) IMA's Executive Producer John Ettinger, Escobedo, Capshaw, Williams, O'Heeron, Marks, and KRTY's Nate Deaton