The Americana Albums Chart, 21 October 2016
This week’s Official Americana Albums Chart, compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with the AMA-UK
Americana round up
Cooking Vinyl boss Martin Goldschmidt on Billy Bragg and Americana (Celebrity Access)
Yola Carter on growing up British, loving Americana (NPR)
Shovels and Rope “outstanding Americana” (The Guardian****)
Americana outsells Country on the Billboard charts…
..but is that the whole story? (Houston Press)
Nominations close next Monday
The nominations process for the 2017 UK Americana Awards ends on Monday 31st October. Every member has the opportunity to submit up to three nominations for each awards category…
As a member, you must be logged in to the AMA-UK website in order to submit your nominations.
UK Americana Conference and Awards
Tickets are now on sale for the UK Americana Awards, alongside our Conference and Showcases, to be held in London on 1st and 2nd February.
VIP tickets and delegate passes can be purchased at special early bird prices, with a further discount of 15% available to members (apply the code AMAUKMEM at checkout) – this is a big saving – a full price delegate pass will be £100, but the early bird price of £80, with a further 15% discount means that members will be paying just £68 for a full delegate pass, which includes VIP Awards ticket and showcase wristband.
But don’t wait around – that price is limited on a first come, first served basis….
We hope this weekly newsletter is proving useful for our members. As you’ll see from recent editions, we’ve started up the idea of providing a roundup of news from the week. This is not intended to be exhaustive, but just to highlight some things you may have missed (it’s so hard to keep up!).
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