Plug Independent Music Awards 2008

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Plug Awards 2008

The Plug Awards are back for 2008!
We here at Media Contender are glad to see that some of our personal favorites are being recognized through these nominations. Let’s just hope the March 6th show date in New York treats them even better!

Ed Banger Justice Album

A leading force in the indie-electro scene, Ed Banger Records and their affiliated artist Justice have a few huge entries. 2007 was undeniably the year their sound came to global fruition.

Music Categories (General)

* Album Of The Year *
Justice – † (Downtown / Vice / Ed Banger)
* New Artist Of The Year *
Justice
* Electronic/Dance Album Of The Year *
Justice – † (Downtown / Vice / Ed Banger)

Music Categories (Obsessive)

* Artist Of The Year *
Justice
* Song Of The Year *
Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.” (Downtown / Vice / Ed Banger)
* Music Video Of The Year *
Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.” (Downtown / Vice / Ed Banger)
* Record Label Of The Year *
Ed Banger

Hype Machine

Just where would we be without The Hype Machine? Forced to an infinite number of Google searches and countless hours of way-too-many clicks, that’s where! The concept is simple and execution top-notch with these guys- The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page.

Media Categories (General)

* Music Website Of The Year *
The Hype Machine

Beatport 250w

Undoubtedly one of the top download sites for what can still be considered “underground music,” Beatport.com lands its second nomination in consecutive years. Offering a wide variety of genres in both the domineering and start-up digital labels, we can’t see any reason why they shouldn’t step above last year’s winner Amazon.com (except that itty-bitty detail of them being a corporation GIANT). We sure do love an underdog.

KCRW

Definitely the best thing Los Angeles’ airwaves have to offer, KCRW | 89.9 FM has long been a locked channel on the radio’s dial for many a listener. Shows and hosts keep things interesting and educational 24/7. Alternative, Eclectic, World, Pop, Jazz, Electronic, House and Hip Hop music and NPR, PRI, BBC and KCRW news.

Media Categories (Obsessive)

* Online Record Store Of The Year *
Beatport
* College/Non-Comm Radio Station Of The Year *
KCRW – Santa Monica, CA

While we did have to skip on the Metal Album Of The Year due to a lack of knowledge, our votes are in!

Cast Your Votes Here!

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