Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Banjiman Independent Article on Folk Awards 2012 (72* d) RE: Independent Article on Folk Awards 2012 06 Feb 12

I think publishing the "long list" of nominations would go a long way to mitigating some of the concerns around nepotism.

I think being clear about the profile of the judges would also help (I'm not saying name them all!). I think it has been stated that none of the panelists are artists themselves....... this is clearly not true, so it shouldn't be stated!

Does anyone (on the inside) get to see who has nominated who? Just to check that nepotism is being avoided? I'm not saying the public should see this, just asking if it is checked.

And for those who say that the awards are taken too seriously...... careers are built on this stuff. It is important. And with a bit more transparency, undoubtedly a good thing.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.