RMA Awards - Membership Drive Tier 1

A message from Cole Coleman
President of the Rock Music Alliance
www.RockMusicAlliance.com


Hello!

The Rock Music Alliance and The RMA Awards is a new organization founded in 2020 dedicated to the promotion of Rock/Metal/Prog music and many related genres. The first and most public way we can achieve this is with The RMA Awards which recognizes talent, achievement, and songwriting in these music genres and brings it to the attention of the public. Our goal at the RMA is to produce an annual awards show event held at a theater in Los Angeles (Hollywood) where we are based and video the show for broadcast or at the least streaming. During the current pandemic the plan is to do an in-studio production of The RMA Awards with people appearing by video.

The Rock Music Alliance and The RMA Awards are dependent on gathering a large membership for funding and voting in The RMAs. We're here on GoFundMe to raise awareness and accept your donations and memberships! Memberships are in three divisions: Musician Peers, Industry Peers, and… the general public who can join as Patrons Of Rock. So literally, everyone can join – and everyone gets to vote!  
 
**** The RMA Awards are underway right now. The Call For Entries is open
September – January 2021.

So, the time for your donations and memberships is right now! D
onate at a membership level and we’ll get you setup so you can send in entries and vote!


What you will get for your donation.
A donation of $35.00 US get’s you:
* An annual Membership in the Rock Music Alliance.
* Voting in The RMA Awards.
* Up to 3 music entries into The RMA Awards. For example: 1 Album, and 2 Singles.
Be sure to tell us which division you’re joining: Musician Peers, Industry Peers, or Patrons Of Rock!
 
A donation of $49.00 US get’s you:
* An annual Membership in the Rock Music Alliance.
* Voting in The RMA Awards.
* Up to 5 music entries into The RMA Awards. For example: 1 Album, 2 Singles, 1 instrumental, and 1 video.
* Plus, your membership will never increase in price!
Be sure to tell us which division you’re joining: Musician Peers, Industry Peers, or Patrons Of Rock!
 
Any donations under $35.00 US will be considered a donation of solidarity and support and you’ll have my sincere thanks! Any small donation helps.
 
 
FYI: What do awards organizations usually charge for memberships?
It costs $100 annually to join and vote in The Grammys, $100 annually to join and vote in The Country Music Association, $150 annually to join and vote in the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
 
Where Does The Money Go?
All donations go to fund the operations of The Rock Music Alliance and The RMA Awards and pay for: someone to do the database data entry, documentation and processing of memberships and music entries; updating our website with the entries; paying for our panel of judges to evaluate the music entries; renting the theater or studio for the awards ceremony; pay for production team, camera crew, and video editing; pay for the actual awards statues; our podcast; website and print magazine promotion ads; and many other things left out of this list!
 
If you love Rock/Metal/Prog music of any kind and wonder why your favorite artists and guitar players are not being recognized and awarded by the existing awards organizations – this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the organization that is all about recognizing and awarding the great, awesome, and kick-ass music in Rock/Metal/Prog genres!

With Enough Memberships/Funding - The Rock Music Alliance Would Also Like To Provide:
·      Scholarships to music schools
·      Showcases of rising artists
·      Video streaming interview shows
·      Podcasts – which we are doing currently
·      Hold charity events
·      …and more.

The Rock Music Alliance and The RMA Awards has the support of many musicians and businesses including:
Tony Kaye (Yes, Bad Finger); Francesco DiCosmo (Evanescence, Thin Lizzy); Claudio Pesavento (Chris Squire Band, Mahogany Rush); Margarita Monet (Edge Of Paradise); JK Kleutgens (Zumanity - Cirque du Soleil) Hal Yaskulka; Jon Davison (Yes); Jamie Hunting (David Lee Roth, Roger Daultrey); John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie); Jimmy Ayoub (Mahogany Rush); Michael Robson (Tower); Paul Harwood (Mahogany Rush); Brian Young (David Lee Roth) Sam Bam Koltun (Faster Pussycat); DHW Records; Thimble Slide; Music Connection; Coffin Case; and more.
 

Want More Information?
Here’s All About The RMA Voting Process & Timetable For The RMA Awards 2020
 
About The RMA Awards Voting Process:
What’s New And Different About The RMA Awards Is – Voting And Judges:
The RMA Awards are voted on by the total membership of The Rock Music Alliance which includes Musician Peers, Industry Peers, and… the general public who join as Patrons Of Rock! This is the alliance – the bringing together of these three divisions. Plus, The RMA Awards has created a panel of judges made up of accomplished musicians, teachers at Musician’s Institute, and music celebrities who will evaluate the music entries for the awards. In this way we seek to “level the playing field.” While a celebrity artist may win an award because they’re well known and get a majority of votes – an unknown artist has an equal chance of being recognized by our judges and win a “Judges’ Choice” award regardless of their popularity.
 
The RMA Awards 2020 Timetable:
* September - January 2021:  The Call For Entries Is Open; people can send in their music commercially released between 2018-2020. Our Panel Of Judges will make their “Judges Choice Entry” picks each month. The “For Your Consideration List” is published online on our website for all to see and each artist gets links to their website, Facebook page, Apple/iTunes entry, YouTube Music entry, Spotify entry. 

* February - March 2021: First Round RMA Nominations Voting happens amongst the RMA Membership and our Panel Of Judges. Our Judges will make their “Judges Choice Nomination” picks each month. 
 
* April 2021: Final Round RMA Award Voting (to determine award winners) happens amongst the RMA Membership and our Panel Of Judges. The RMA Membership votes will be tallied to determine which of the nominees will receive an RMA Award. If our Judges believe an artist entry is being overlooked (perhaps because they are unknown) - you may also have a “Judges Choice Award” in that category. 

* July 2021: The RMA Awards Show will happen. The date is to be determined. This year due to the pandemic we’re planning an in-studio production with people appearing by video — if we can get enough members to join for funding.



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