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 or influence either the qualifying of artists, nomination or finalist voting.
All Broadcasters (Show Hosts) that have reported Top 20
Lists to ZMR during the time period December 2016 thru November 2017
are eligible to participate in both the Nomination and Award Voting
Each Broadcaster (Show Hosts) will be asked to nominate
five (5) selections in as many categories as they feel
Recordings eligible for nomination will be
restricted to recordings that were Top 50 of the ZMR Top 100
chart from December 2016 thru November 2017 (except
for "Album of the Year" which was restricted to recording in the Top
10). A listing of all eligible recordings, by category,
will be available on the ZMR website starting on
Sunday, January 21st, 2018
. 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 being on
Monday, February 5th, 2018 and will close on Wednesday February 21st,
2018 at 6:00 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
5-point tiebreaker will be used to determine the top 5 finalists
(see Tie Breaker).
will be announced and posted on the ZMR website on Sunday, February
25th, 2018 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 and not employees of ZMR.)
Each member of the voting panel will be requested to
electronically select a finalist in as many categories 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 5-point tiebreaker will be
used to determine the winner (see Tie
Finalist award voting
will begin on Monday, March 12th, 2018 and will close
on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 10:00 PM CST.
Awards will be announced at the 14th Annual ZMR Music Award Show
on Saturday May 12th, 2018 at the ZMR Music Awards Concert event in New Orleans, LA at Roussel Hall, Loyola University.