Boston Music Awards

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The Boston Music Awards is an annual set of music awards that showcase talent in the Boston, Massachusetts area. The awards were founded in 1987 and were presented as part of the annual NEMO Music Showcase and Conference until that event's final presentation in 2006.[1] Past shows have featured such notable talent as Aerosmith, Bang Camaro, The Dresden Dolls, JoJo, Pat Metheny, Amanda Palmer, Phish, Donna Summer, Shea Rose, James Taylor and Jada.[2][3]



Laurie Geltman Outstanding Female Vocalist


American Hi-Fi won the Rising Star award.


The So and So's won the Local Debut Album of the Year award.


Ray Lamontagne Best Male Singer/Songwriter, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year


The 2006 Boston Music Awards were held in the Avalon Ballroom on September 27, 2006. Awards included: Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls); Male Vocalist of the Year: Josh Ritter; Outstanding Pop/Rock Band: Dresden Dolls; Act of the Year: Dresden Dolls; Best New Local Act: HUMANWINE; Album of the Year (Indie): Misson of Burma – The Obliterati; Album of the Year (Major): Guster – Ganging Up On the Sun; Female Singer/Songwriter: Melissa Ferrick; Male Singer/Singwriter: Will Dailey; Hall of Fame Induction: Gang Green[4]


The 2010 Boston Music Awards were presented on December 6, 2010, at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. Peter Wolf's Midnight Souvenirs won the prize for album of the year and Amanda Palmer was named artist of the year. The Dropkick Murphys were Live Artist of the Year, M-Dot was named Hip-Hop Artist of the year, Kingsley Flood won as New Artist of the Year, and "Living in America" by Dom won Song of the Year. In total, 32 awards were given.[5][6][7]


Shea Rose R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year


Shea Rose Pop/R&B Artist of the Year


The 2015 Boston Music Awards were held on December 9, 2015 at the Sinclair in Cambridge. Awards included: Artist of the year: Speedy Ortiz; Album/EP of the year: Foil Deer by Speedy Ortiz; New Artist of the year: Palehound; Rock/Indie artist of the year: Dirty Bangs; Hip-hop artist of the year: Michael Christmas; Pop artist of the year: Ruby Rose Fox;International artist of the year: Shun Ng; Metal artist of the year: Worshipper; Jazz arist of the year: Lake Street Dive.[8]