Los Angeles, CA - New Music Weekly has announced the nominees for this years 2010 New Music Awards. Major & independent artists and bands are among the many being honored in addition to radio stations, programmers, labels and industry executives. All of the nominees had a profound impact on the popular music trades charts this calendar year, with fans also having a hand in the nomination process via the NMW website.  All of this year's nominees will be featured in the publications 2010 Nomination Special that is now in production.

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and the nominees are . . .


TOP 40:
Top40 Single of the Year:
"Dynamite" Taio Cruz  
"Kalifornia Girls" Katy Perry
"Your Love Is My Drug" Kesha
"Time Waster" Finding Clyde
"Misery" Maroon 5
"The Deep End" Ember
"Soul Sister" Train

Top40 Male Artist of the Year:
Taio Cruz
Bruno Mars
Adam Lambert
Matt Roehr
Rob Thomas

Top40 Female Artist of the Year:
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift
Amanda Morra

TOP 40 Group/Duo of the Year:
Boys Like Girls
Finding Clyde

New Top40 Artist of the Year:
Allison Bohman
Kenneth Roy
Heather Youmans
Willow Smith

New TOP 40 Group/Dou of the Year:
Ready Set
Finding Clyde
Pineapple Crackers   
Loomis and The Lust

TOP 40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Matt Roehr
Brittn! ey Reed
Marsha Jewell
Meeghan Henry
Loomis and The Lust
Amanda Morra

TOP 40 Station of the Year of the Year:
KCFV (St. Louis, MO)
KLBQ (El Dorado, AR)
KFMI (Eureka, CA)
KLQQ (Sheridan, WY)
Hot96 (Portland, OR)

TOP 40 Program Director of the Year:
Nick Burns/KCFV
Dan Murphy/KLBQ
Tom Sebourn/KFMI
Russ Davidson/KLQQ
Randy Adams/KKKJ

TOP 40Music Director of the Year:
Ashton Ridley/KCEP
Courtney Blake/KCFV
Mike Shaffer/KCLD
Ed Johnson/KLAL

Top40 Promotion of the Year:
All Access
Sobel Promotions/Barbara Sobel
Jerome Promotions/Bill Jerome
Gary Lekowith /Add Promotions
Rooftop Promotion
Team Clermont Promotion

TOP 40 Label of the Year! :
Warner Brothers
Sony< BR>Big Machine

AC Single of the Year:
"Hey Soul Sister" Train
"Haven't Met You Yet" Michael Buble
"Smile" Uncle Kracker   
"Just What I Need" Jimmy White w/ Jonell Mosser
"I'm Still In Love With You" Marsha Jewell

AC Male Artist of the Year:
Uncle Kracker
Michael Buble
Justin Bieber
John Mayer
Rob Thomas

AC Female Artist of the Year:
Colbie Caillet
Taylor Swift
Jennifer Richman
Brittney Reed
Amanda Morra
Sara Bareilles
Marsha Jewell

AC Group/Duo of the Year:
Lady Antabellum
Finding Clyde
Jimmy White w/Jonell Mosser

New AC Artist of the Year:
Jennifer Richman
Mark Radcliffe
David Juliet

New AC Group/Dou of the Year:
Finding Clyde

AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Matt Roehr
Jimmy White
Britney Reed
Marsha Jewell
Amanda Morra

AC Station of the Year of the Year:
KCAJ (Roseau, MN)
KKRB (Klamath Falls, OR)
WJER (Dover, OH)
WQXQ (Owensboro, KY)
KGWL  (Grand Junction,. CO)
KLOZ  (Kaiser, MO)
KTDY (Lafayette, LA)

AC Program Director of the Year:
Stan Barnett/WQXQ
Randy Adams/KKRB
Larry Kaszynski/WOCO
Russ Davidson/KEHK
Billy Coble/ KTRN

AC Music Director of the Year:
Mike Betten/KQCR
Eric St. John/WJER
N! ikki Thunder/KCHE
Brian Brawner/WWIS

AC40 Promotion of the Year:
ISV Entertainment
Tom Mazetta
Jerry Lembo
Tim Smith

AC Label of the Year:
Big Machine/Universal
Warner Brothers

Country Single of the Year:
"Need You Now" Lady Antebellum
"Mine" Taylor Swift
"South Of the Border" Cerrito w/ Lane Brody
"Through That Glass" Vince Hatfield
"Just What I Need" Jimmy White w/Jonell Mosser
"Stuck Like Glue " Sugarland

Country Male Artist of the Year:
Eric Church
Darius Rucker
Brad Paisley
Vince Hatfield
Jason Aldean

Country Female Artist of the Year:
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Melanie Denard
Christine Van Hoy
Sandra Piller
Reba McEntire
Martina McBride

Country Group/Duo of the Year:
Lady Antebellum
Steel Magnolia
Taylor Made
Cerrito w/ Lane Brody
Jimmy White w/ Jonell Mosser

New Country Artist of the Year:
Jayme Lynn Scott
David Wood
John Maines Jr
Bryan Cole
Jackie Arredondo
Bryan Cole
Leah Seawright
Jackie Arredondo

New Country Group/Dou of the Year:
Taylor Made
Jeff Cook & The AGB
Cerrito w/ Lane Brody
The Roys

Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
John Maines Jr
David Wood.
Sandra Piller
Melanie Denard
Jackie Arredondo
Robert Martin
Chris Young

Country Station of the Year of the Year:
KAIR/Atchison, KS
KFAV/Warrenton. MO
WCJW/Warsaw, NY
WFLE/Flemingsburg, KY
KLQL/Luverene,  MN     
WQSI/Auburn, AL

Country Program Director of the Year:
Jason Drake/KAIR
Eric Gill/KISZ
Mike Thomas/KFAV
Randy Adams/KFLS
Dan Murphy /KDMS
Michael Johnson /KZKS  
David Hollebeke / KGKL

Country Music Director of the Year:
Adam Smith/KRVN
Lee Richey/WCJW
Mike Betten/KLMJ
Eddie Plummer/WFLE
Jay McRae/KGFY
Geoff Hayton/WSNN
Mark Robertson/KWWR

Country Promotion of the Year:
James Williams/James Williams Promotion
Bill Wence/Bill Wence Promotion
Tom McBee and Associates
Alan Young/Alan Young Promotion
Gary Bradshaw
Jerry duncan
Big Data Marketing
Jay Karl Jensen/Bravo 1 Promotions

Country Label of the Year:
Big Machine
Lofton Creek

Crossover Artist of the Year:
Marsha Jewell
Matt Roehr
Brittney Reed
Taylor Swift
Brant Miller

College Artist of the Year:
Jackie Greene
Marc Cohn
Sergio Mendes

College Band of the Year:
War of Ages
Thieves & Liars
Plants & Animals
The Broken Rhodes
Kings of Leon
Sister Hazel

New College Artist of the Year:
Walter Trout
Jackie Greene
Karen Elson

New College Band of the Year:
Deer Trick
New Pornographers
War Of Ages

College Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Sean Bones
Brant Miller

College Station of the Year of the Year:
Classic Artists Today

College PD of the Year:
Naomi Soule/KCLC
Jason Wells/WALW
Paul Reilly/KCTY

College MD of the Year:
Jeffery Jones/WOJB
LeRoy Froom/WMCR
Terry Mosses/KCLC

College Label of the Year:
Metal Blade
Delta Groove

College Promotion of the Year:
Break Thru Promotions
South Beach Marketing & Promotion
AAM Promo
RDR Promotions

Record Pool of the Year:
Higher Ground/Lithonia, GA
Starfleet/Charlotte, NC
Pacific Coast DJ Assoc/Long Beach, CA
Soundworks/San Francisco, CA
Central Ohio/Columbus, OH

Publicity Firm/PR of the Year:
Rogers & Cowen
Luck Media
Webster & Associates
All About Jazz
Mitch Sneider Organization

Internet Station of the Year of the Year:
Real Country /Japan  
Hot N Gold/London
Western Heart/Glendale, AZ
Lex Broadcasting/Lexington. KY  
Sound Machine/Moyac, SC
Breeze/Phoenix, AZ
Rock Hard/ Coos Bay, OR
EMM Radio/ Central Point,  OR


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