The Deli's Year End Polls - How They Work
THE BEST EMERGING INDIE ARTISTS IN 11 US SCENES
Every magazine and website has its own "Year End Best" list, but no other publication has Year End Polls like The Deli's ones, focused on emerging indie artists in the 11 US scenes covered by our publication, and involving a competent jury comprised of local music industry pros who deal with up and coming bands on a daily basis, including:- venue booking agents,
- music bloggers,
- music journalists
- radio personnel
- record store staff etc.
Read the names of the previous winners on the right column and you'll realize that the poll system we put in place is very efficient in highlighting quality acts.
THE POLLS' GOAL
The goal of the poll is to involve local scenemakers (the jury), local music fans (the readers) and Deli writers in choosing the best emerging artists of 2011 of the various scenes covered by The Deli.
At the end of the process there will be 2 charts: the more rigorous one (including votes from Jury, Deli Writers and Readers) elects the local scene's Best Emerging Artists of The Year. The other one (including only the readers' votes) elects The Deli's Readers Best emerging local Artists of the Year. There will be prizes for both winners, and likely also for some of the runner-ups.
Only emerging, original local bands who aren't or weren't signed to a major label can compete. No Jazz artists, no cover bands.
The two other requisites are:
1. The artist must have recordings of their original music available online.
2. The artist must have performed live at least once in 2011.
- Jury Nominated (and Voted) Artists
- Writer Nominated Artists
*** Because of the high number of nominees,
1st place: 3 points
***STAGES 2a and 2b happen at the same time***
PREVIOUS YEARS POLL WINNERS
And And And
I Fight Dragons
Stereo is a Lie
Explode into Colors
The Henry Clay People
Drink Up Buttercup