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There will be no Music Journalist of the Year-award recipient this year


For three years now we have given out the Music Journalist of the Year-Award. And we intended to do so this year as well. This award is given to a journalist for work done in the previous year. And during the previous years the nominations for the award have been up to par with the expectations for quality that you need to be able to find in a music journalist receiving this award. However, this year, after putting the artist jury together, we find that the nominations this time around are a bit too weak. We don't give this award out for the sake of it, or whatever. It is intended to highlight quality journalism about music, and should we start giving it out no matter what that would decrease the value of the award, of having received it and receiving it in the future. It does actually go to someone who in our opinion has produced great articles about music, or it doesn't actually go out at all.


We would like to thank you so very much for your nominations. The journalists you nominated gave YOU something as you read them. That certainly is an achievement in of itself.


Find out more about the award and the recipients in the previous years here.



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Dorian Lynskey has received his Music Journalist of the Year-award




Dorian Lynskey is the recipient of the third annual Music Journalist of the Year-award. This was announced earlier. And yesterday Dorian Lynskey received his much deserved award in London.

The artist jury that selected this brilliant writer are The Brand New Heavies, Ian Ethan Case and Miriam Kaul. And as usual they selected the recipient from your nominations. We would like to say thank you to our visitors for your excellent suggestions, and for once again giving the jury a difficult task.


The jury's motivation for giving Dorian Lynskey this award for his work in 2016 reads as follows:


We raise our hat to Dorian Lynskey. His work is vivid, deep and wide, and deliciously moreish to read, as he describes the world through music and vice versa. An accomplished writer, who is an asset to the field that he chooses to cover, and music is fortunate that he chose music. Flowing through a deep well of logical references, selecting quotes that zoom in or out on the topic at the right moment, and at times connecting us, the readers, to his subject matter, to the extent that he makes us feel as though they were neighbors, friends, Lynskey brings the horizon as well as humanism to life in his words.



Read a few examples of Lynskey's work in 2016 here.




The previous recipients of this award are:


Derek Walmsley, The Wire, for 2014




Ruth Saxelby, The Fader, for 2015

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The Music Journalist of the Year 2016 is Dorian Lynskey!


We are proud to announce that the recipient of the Music Journalist of the Year-award for 2016 is Dorian Lynskey!

Dorian Lynskey contributes to The Guardian / The Observer, Mojo and GQ Magazine, among other publications. Dorian Lynskey is also the author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute, a book on the history of protest music published in 2011.


Among the articles that Lynskey produced during the previous year you find examples such as these:


https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/nov/11/leonard-cohen-he-knew-things-about-life-and-if-you-listened-you-could-learn


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/26/glastonbury-memories-dorian-lynksey-festival-1994-2016


http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/donald-trump-aint-dope-official


http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/david-bowie-great-man-of-pop



Musicians' Corner's artist jury's motivation for awarding Dorian Lynskey with the title of Music Journalist of the Year:


We raise our hat to Dorian Lynskey. His work is vivid, deep and wide, and deliciously moreish to read, as he describes the world through music and vice versa. An accomplished writer, who is an asset to the field that he chooses to cover, and music is fortunate that he chose music. Flowing through a deep well of logical references, selecting quotes that zoom in or out on the topic at the right moment, and at times connecting us, the readers, to his subject matter, to the extent that he makes us feel as though they were neighbors, friends, Lynskey brings the horizon as well as humanism to life in his words.


The artist jury for this year's award are  The Brand New Heavies, Miriam Kaul and Ian Ethan Case.

The annual Music Journalist of the Year-award was first presented in 2015.




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The nominations are in!



Once again the visitors to this site have nominated music journalists to the Music Journalist of the Year Award, and given the artist jury a difficult job with selecting a recipient, of this third annual award.

Miriam Kaul, Ian Ethan Case and The Brand New Heavies are hard at work reading the work by the nominees, and you really didn't give them an easy task this time around. As usual you found truly interesting journalists, including a nominee who was in fact nominated last year as well, and short-listed by the jury.

We will know this year's jury's decision in May!

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Proudly presenting this year's jury

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With just a few more days left to nominate journalists for The Music Journalist of the Year-award we are proud to present the jury that will choose the recipient of the award for 2016!


They are:


** THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES:

SIMON BARTHOLOMEW / ANDREW LEVY **






https://www.facebook.com/BrandNewHeavies/

http://www.musicians-corner.net/Jan-Kincaid---We-need-to-give-the-kids-some-credit/



** IAN ETHAN CASE **





https://www.facebook.com/OpenLandMusic/

http://musicians-corner.net/Ian-Ethan-Case---I-think-everyone-has-a-unique-voice/

http://musicians-corner.net/Ian-Ethan-Case-on-keeping-a-beautiful-tone/



** MIRIAM KAUL **






https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MiriamKaul

http://www.musicians-corner.net/Miriam-Kaul---The-main-thing-no-matter-what-I-will-keep-on-playing-music/



You only have a few days left to nominate journalists for the award. To find out more about the award, and to nominate a music journalist you read, listen to, view, or work with, go HERE.

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The Music Journalist Of The Year-Award 2017

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It is time for the MUSIC JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR-AWARD!


  

This annual award, which was presented for the first time in 2015, is now open for nominations!


   We flip things around a little at Musicians’ Corner. Usually when you read about music in the media what you read was written by a journalist. On this site artists write and speak about music with minimal journalistic involvement. Usually it is journalists who express opinions about music and musicians in the media. On this site musicians are about to express an opinion about music journalists – in the form of giving an award out! Yes, usually when awards are given out they are given by journalists to artists…

With this award we want to encourage accomplished journalistic work about music. It is of great significance to us all, to artists as well as to music fans.





   Who among music journalists dug deeper, was in the right place, expanded your horizon, did the best interviews, took you back, described this art form and the world through it, in 2016? Who among music journalists deserves an award for outstanding work last year? In your opinion? Let’s have it!





We are open to nominations for the award until 2017.04.01. You are welcome to nominate a music journalist you read, listen to or view, a music journalist you work with, and if you are a music journalist you can nominate yourself too.


Please nominate using the form below. Include the name of the journalist/s you nominate and links to journalistic work by the nominee/s.


 

Nominate








 


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The Music Journalist of the Year 2015 is Ruth Saxelby!

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   We are proud to announce that the recipient of The Music Journalist of the Year-award for 2015 is Ruth Saxelby.

   Ruth Saxelby is managing editor at The Fader, and has also contributed her journalistic skills at Pitchfork, The Guardian, Dummy, and Dazed & Confused.

   Among the excellent articles that Saxelby produced during the previous year you find examples such as these:


Techno Pioneer Derrick May Is Ready For Detroit To Get Its On-Screen Dues

In Conversation With The All-Knowing Ryuichi Sakamoto


   Musicians Corners' artist jury's motivation for awarding Ruth Saxelby with the title Music Journalist of the Year:


Ruth Saxelby is our choice. We have done many interviews, and questions can occasionally feel contrived. Saxelby's approach to questioning artists keeps the interest of the reader, while moving the subject matter in a cohesive manner.  As performance artists ourselves, we appreciate her insight and attention to the topic. It was refreshing to read about subjects we don't often read about, such as the inspiration of a film composer. Saxelby is a talented writer, and we hope that she will have many years of unique and insightful journalism.


   The artist jury for this year's award were Kent Beatty, Will Calhoun and Mfa Kera.

   The annual Music Journalist of the Year-award was first presented in 2015.

  



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Nominate the best music journalists!

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It is time for the MUSIC JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR-AWARD!







This annual award, which was presented for the first time in 2015, is open for nominations.






We flip things around a little at Musicians’ Corner. Usually when you read about music in the media what you read was written by a journalist. At this site artists write and speak about music with minimal journalistic involvement. Usually it is journalists who express opinions about music and musicians in the media. At this site musicians are about to express an opinion about music journalists – in the form of giving an award out! Yes, usually when awards are given out they are given by journalists to artists…







Who among music journalists digs deeper, is in the right place, expands your horizon, does the best interviews, takes you back, describes this art form and the world through it? Who among music journalists deserves an award for outstanding work? In your opinion? Let’s have it!


We are open to nominations for the award until 2015.12.16. You are welcome to nominate a music journalist you read, listen to or view, a music journalist you work with, and if you are a music journalist you can nominate yourself too.

Submit your nominees




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Announcing the recipient of The Music Journalist of the Year-award 2014!

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   Ladies and gentlemen, the moment has arrived when we announce who the recipient of the first annual Music Journalist of the Year-award is.

 

  The nominations for this award came from you, our visitors. And the artist jury have chosen their winner among these.

 

 

   We are proud to announce that the Music Journalist of the Year-award 2014 goes to


  

   Derek Walmsley is deputy editor at The Wire. And these are two examples of his excellent journalistic work during 2014:

 

 

 

 

 

   The jury's motivation for the award reads as follows:

 

 

"Derek Walmsley has an obvious passion for music and the infinite roots of its history. His work is enlightening and well-written. Details are combined with complexity in a way that makes you want to read more. Walmsley’s articles are nuanced and make insightful connections. The reader is informed through his articles and can no longer sit by as a passive consumer. This is elevated writing. It is deep and comprehensive. This is what we need more of today. Derek Walmsley is deserving of the award and should receive it."

 

The artist jury at Musicians’ Corner 2014:
Jean-Paul Bourelly
Svante Karlsson
Chris Simmons




 

 

  The award will be presented to the recipient later this year.

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