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 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 2018 thru November 2019
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 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 2018 thru November 2019 (except
for "Album of the Year" which is 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, February 2, 2020.
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
Monday, February 17, 2020 and will close on Wednesday March 4,
2020 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
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 Sunday, March
8, 2020 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 Monday, March 23, 2020 and will close
on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:00 PM CST.
Originally awards were to be announced Sunday April 12, 2020 on this site. We are looking into instead doing a live presentation on fb if possible, hopefully no later than Sunday the 19th.