Thing is… they are very little to do with music and more to do with popularity.
The awards are handed out to the most commercial artists. That wouldn’t be such a bad thing if sales numbers reflected musical talent.
While teenage girls and the lesser musically informed among us might be pleased that Take That and Justin Bieber receive awards for “Best Group” and “Best International Breakthrough Act”, the rest of us have to wonder whether the musical champions of Afghanistan might be more suited to our tastes.
But we can sit and moan about the commercial nature of our music Industry, or we can do something to reward good music.
So I say, stuff the Brits, I’m giving out The Dave Prize.
I was gonna use one of my nice Belgian beers, but I thought the shinny chrome of a tin of T would be more appropriate (maybe I can get Tennent’s in as a paying sponsor next year).
As well as being a coveted musical accolade, The Dave Prize is also a refreshing beverage. Two things a Brit award will never be.
The criteria for selection is simple… I will pick the best musical artist or group of 2010, according to me. That’s it.
I will mull it over for the next few hours, but the votes have kinda been counted. I know what I like, so barring some unforeseen mind-control incident, there should be little controversy in the result.
Please let me know your suggested nominations… they might make it into the short-list.
Just don’t moan when your favourite doesn’t win the prize, it’s my award! You can always give out your own.
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The Dave Prize will be sent to the winner after the announcement…
Apologies for the lack of glamorous event – maybe next year. No red carpet though, just a few jars in the local boozer. Maybe get the land lady to announce the winner out of a fancy sealed envelope.