Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Breaking News! Yacko nabs 5 nominations in VIMA 2013 - Southeast Asia

Anotha big news has just struck me! After ICEMA and PARANOIA, VIMA 2013 just informed me that I have been nominated in FIVE categories. They are Best Hip Hop Act, Best Overall Female Act, Best Hip Hop Song (That Girl Yacko feat. NSG), Best Collaboration and Best Genre Bender (Filthy Rich feat. Lawrence Philip). Holy Moly!!! FIVEEE!!! I still can't believe this and never stop thanking God. And of course, INDONESIA, I will need your biggest support to vote for me!!

FYI, VIMA stands for Voice Independent Music Awards. VIMA 2013 is considered the most important and participated independent music awards of Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei). The awards, now in its 4th installment, will recognize the winners at an awards ceremony on February 24th, 2012 at The View, G Tower, Kuala Lumpur.

VIMA is organized by Bite Media and Saintz & Sinnerz, an international marketing and brand company specialising in social media,lifestyle and entertainment. VIMA is supported by TUNE Hotels, De Lena Fashion Jewellery (Croatia), 8TV, The Malay Mail, Heyday Streetwear (Singapore), Galaxtar.com, Hard Rock Hotel Penang,Rentak Sejuta, Indie TV Indonesia, Genesis Pro-Audio, Guitar Store,Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, FMTnews.com, Seventh Tribe Studio (Kuching), MyTamilChannel, Year One Events & Talents, Distronesia (Indonesia), BAKED COOKIES, Rosiegraphie (official photographer) & Depanmonitor.com (Indonesia).

The criteria for winning:
"This time, 10% of the overall scores will be allocated to evaluate how well musicians engage their fans online. We also advise nominees to work closely with their media friends to create more buzz and publicity about their nominations so that they get in the public votes, which make up 30% of the overall scores.The final 60% is determined by global and regional judges”  said Meera Thuraivel, CEO of Bite Media and co-founder of VIMA.

Voting will begin from 26th November 2012 until December 28th,2012 The voting link for public and judges to listen to all songs will be announced on all VIMA platforms on November 25th, 2012.Fans and musicians are advised to join the new VIMA Facebook page for all updates at  http://www.facebook.com/VimaMusicAwards.

Updates and announcements can also be found at www.bitemymusic.com

The complete nominees list can be found here

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