ZMR Awards Process and
are the processes and rules that will be used to guide the ZMR Music
Awards. The rules will be strictly enforced and adhered to. There
will be no exceptions. ZMR does not participate in or influence the qualifying of artists, nominations or finalist voting.
All Broadcasters (Show Hosts) that have reported Top 20
Lists to ZMR during the time period December 2019 thru November 2020
are eligible to participate in both the Nomination and Award Voting
Each Broadcaster (Show Hosts) will be asked to nominate up to
five (5) selections in as many categories in which they feel
Recordings eligible for nomination will be
restricted to recordings that were Top 50 of the ZMR Top 100
chart from December 2019 thru November 2020 (except
for "Album of the Year" which is restricted to recordings in the Top
10). A listing of all eligible recordings, by category,
will be available on the ZMR website starting on
Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Only those recordings appearing in this listing will be
eligible. Write in
candidates will not be accepted.
All voting will be done electronically.
Voters are asked to select up to five (5)
recordings in each category. Nomination voting will begin on
Thursday, May 20, 2021 and will close on Wednesday June 9,
2021 at 9:00 PM CST.
All nominations will by tabulated by ZMR, and the top five in
each category will be the finalists. If by chance there is a tie in a category, a
five-point tiebreaker will be used to determine the top 5 finalists
(see Tie Breaker).
will be announced and posted on the ZMR website on Friday, June
11, 2021 and all finalists will be notified by
will consist of all of the Broadcasters (Show Hosts) who participated
in the initial nomination process, RJ Lannan and
Bill Binkelman.(Note: Bill and RJ are not employees of ZMR.)
Each member of the voting panel will be requested to
electronically select a finalist in as many categories in which they feel comfortable
Voting members may vote for only one winner in each
All Finalist votes will be tabulated by
There will only be one winner in each category. If
by chance there is a tie in a category, a five-point tiebreaker will be
used to determine the winner (see Tie
Finalist award voting
will begin on Sunday, June 13, 2021 and will close
on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 9:00 PM CST.
Award winners are to be announced Saturday July 10, 2021 on this site. Further details regarding time and method will be forthcoming,
depending on time available and effort required to prepare for the announcements