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You can vote in the Progressive Music Awards

Yes, there are Progressive Music Awards. They've apparently been doing it for four years now, and this year's show will take place on 3 September in London. They're telling us that progressive rock is a "genre that is currently seeing many mainstream successes" (whatever that means), and they've got a bunch of categories we can vote in.

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-07-15

Progressive Music Awards logoCheck out the website linked below, where you can sign up and vote. Some of it is a bit UK-centric, and includes quite a few artists that have yet to appear on this site, but some of our favorites are included. It's not clear how the nominees came to be nominated, but they've got a variety of categories for you to pick in. Yes, you can help select the Prog Anthem of the Year – which is their equivalent of Song of the Year.

Limelight (artist who've been featured in Prog Magazine's Limelight section) and Vanguard ("breakthrough artist") are two of their interesting categories. And as for Album of the Year... here I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about the world of progressive rock, but I haven't heard a single one of the nominees. Given the number of new albums I have heard (well over a hundred in the last year), I guess that says something for the health of the genre.


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http://awards.prog.teamrock.com

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