JANUARY 29, 2018

http://www.rockwired.com/EventInfo2.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalOTimesLarger.jpgn March 2, 2018 ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be releasing the official guide for the 2018 LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS taking place in Vernon, California  on March 28, 2018 at UNFRIENDLY STUDIOS. This guide will feature an indepth look at the all of the music videos that have been nominated for this exciting awards program and  give readers and music fans a taste of  what the world of  independent music has to offer in the way of visuals. It is a mission that has ROCKWIRED publisher BRIAN LUSH "completely excited" to say the least.  "I'm all too anxious to get this immense project off the ground!" says BRIAN LUSH. "These days, it's not just the song that gets an artist noticed. It's the vision that a band brings to the table. This is nothing new. MTV got the ball rolling decades ago but with services like YOUTUBE and other social media, a music video is more important than ever to have but the problem is that there is so much out there and an awards program like the LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS will give people a taste of everything that is out there. The number of categories is truly intimidating but ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE's guide to this year's program is going to cover all of it with style and charm."

http://www.rockwired.com/RFLRecords2018ad.gifThe 2018 LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS are being produced by the online radio station RADIO KSCR and it's CEO and founder JOWANNA LEWIS. For years, LEWIS has hosted music video festivals at local LA movie theaters  featuring screenings of indie music video and live performances. In 2016, she produced the RADIO KSCR MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS SHOW and vowed to make it a bi-annual event. Now she has re-nicked the event the LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS  a promises to make this an annual event.  "I remember being a kid and watching music videos on MTV when MTV played music videos." reminisces LEWIS.  "I would spend all summer watching music videos and recording them off of the TV and make some kind of compilation video onto a VHS tape. Now, in hindsight, it makes no sense but that was what we did. We woke up in the moring and we would turn on MTV and we would watch all of these music videos. I just loved the storytelling. I can remember a MICHAEL JACKSON video making it's debut and it would be an event. I remember when BLACK OR WHITE came out. It aired after THE SIMPSONS  and that was funny because I was not allowed to watch THE SIMPSONS. It was one of those situations where my mom watched the show and she happened to watch the show on the absolute worst day and then she told me "You're not ever going to be able to watch this show!" In THE SIMPSONS episode preceding the BLACK OR WHITE video, MICHAEL JACKSON was a guest star and she let me watch that episode. I remember the music video for BLACK OR WHITE coming on right after that. This was  a time when music videos were an event and it was cool. Things like that really meant something to me. I remember watching things like the MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS and loving it. For me, music videos are just as important as the songs. There are times when I listen to song and it plays out like a music video in my mind anyway. I like seeing the stories that are told in these videos."


The deadline for any band that wishes to submit their music video for consideration into this contest, the deadline for submission is January 31, 2018 at https://filmfreeway.com/LAMusicVideoAwards.

http://www.rockwired.com/eM2018Ad.jpgAccording to LEWIS, the competition is looking fierce so far.  "They've been fantastic!" eclaims LEWIS of the submissions that have come in so far.  "When I first made the announcement about submissions I had a friend point out to me that it was th Holidays and I probably wasn't going to get that many submissions becasue of it. But  I've not had a problem with getting submissions. It's been a really healthy dose of music from all around the world. I got really excited because the other day - I don't kow if you're following world politics - but there was a vote in Catalonia, Spain for independence and there is this metal band out in Catalonia who does these folk songs that they've gtrown up with and this band has become the rallying march for Catalonia's independence. That band actually submited and I just freaked out! I looked around me and was like "Does anybody have any idea how important this is to me right now?" It's so awesome! I've gotten tons of great submissions already. The submission process is still open. It doesn't end until the end of the month. I'm really excited by the stuff that we're already getting, but there is still a lot of space. There are categories that aren't even filled yet. I'm really excited to see what comes up."

The following are the categories for the 2018 LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. THe official guide to be published by ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be available as a digital flipbook as well as a PDF copy available for free through ROCKWIRED.COM and RADIOKSCR.COM. Advertising space will be available for this publication at reasonable rates. THe deadline for ad placements will be February 28, 2018. FOr inquiries regarding avdertising, email us at advertise@rockwired.com.
  • Best Male Vocalist
  • Best Female Vocalist
  • Best Rock Video
  • Best Dance Video
  • Best Hip Hop Video
  • Best Social Commentary Video
  • Best Party Video
  • Best Horror Theme Video
  • Most Dramatic Video
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Animation Video
  • Best Lyric Video
  • Most Likely To Be An Indie Film
  • Best Performance Video
  • Best Comedic Video
  • Most Visually Stunning Video
  • Feel Good Video
  • Best Song In A Video
  • Best EDM Video
  • Most Avant-Garde Video
  • Best R & B Video
  • Best Student Video
  • Best Country Video
  • Best Spoken Word Video


http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalB.jpgrian Lush is a music industry professional and entrepreneur. In 2005 he launched the online music site Rockwired.com to help promote new music artists in conjunction with the weekly radio show Rockwired Live which aired on KTSTFM.COM from 2005 - 2009. In 2010 He launched the daily podcast series Rockwired Radio Profiles which features exclusive interviews and music. He has also developed and produced the online radio shows Jazzed and Blue - Profiles in Blues and Jazz, Aboriginal Sounds - A Celebration of American Indian and First Nations Music, The Rockwired Rock N Roll Mixtape Show and The Rockwired Artist of the Month Showcase. In 2012, Brian Lush and his company Rockwired Media LLC launched the monthly digital online publication Rockwired Magazine. The magazine attracts over 75,000 readers a month and shows no signs of stopping. Rockwired Magazine also bares the distinction of being the first American Indian-owned rock magazine. Brian Lush is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Brian Lush's background in music journalism, radio and podcast hosting, podcast production, web design, publicity, advertising sales, social media and online marketing, strategic editorial planning and branding have all made Rockwired a name that is trusted and respected throughout the independent music industry.

CONTACT BRiAN LUSH AT: djlush@rockwired.com