ECMHOF  Nomination Process;

  • Our Lifetime Achievement Inductees are selected by our Board Of Directors.
  • The nominating process for The Legends Awards and Best Music Makers Awards starts with our $50 Ambassador Member level.
  • Once all nominations have been put into their respective categories our nominations committee select the final (10) nominees for each category to be voted on by our Ambassador and Supporter members.
  • Members with an email address will receive  a one time  Emailed Voting Link until voting becomes available on the ECMHOF website  
  •  A Paper Voting Ballot can be requested and sent to your mailing address which then must be returned to- VOTE.ECMHOF, 65 River Road, suite-104, Nutley, New Jersey, 07110; 
  • The final results for the Legends Awards and  Best Music Makers Awards categories will be announced and celebrated at our Annual ECMHOF Awards & Gala.  
  • All nominees must be from the East Coast of the United States to include New England Region, Mid-Atlantic Regin, South East Region.
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  • Nominees in the top 4 results of each category will be placed back into nomination for our Ambassador Voting process the following year.
  • All Nominations- should be emailed to nomination.ecmhof@gmail.com  and "must be accompanied by a  picture and short bio" and contact with information.

 

 

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Legends Award Criteria;

  • Legend Male Soloist/Lead Singer – Top 100 Billboard 1950’s through the 1970's / Male soloist or primary lead singer of a vocal group that had at least one Top 100 Chart Record or equivalent [1] between 1950 and 1979, as verified by the major trade magazines Billboard or Cash Box. Had to have sung lead on said chart record(s). [1] During certain years, some genre charts either didn’t exist or were limited to the Top 10 or Top 25.  In those cases evidence of record sales, such as territorial charts can be used as an equivalent to chart position.
  • Legend Female Soloist /Lead Singer Male – Top 100 Billboard 1950’s through the 1970'sFemale soloist or primary lead singer of a vocal group that had at least one Top 100 Chart Record or equivalent [1] between 1950 and 1979, as verified by the major trade magazines Billboard or Cash Box.  Had to have sung lead on said chart record(s). [1] During certain years, some genre charts either didn’t exist or were limited to the Top 10 or Top 25.  In those cases evidence of record sales, such as territorial charts can be used as an equivalent to chart position.
  • Legend Vocalist – Performed with Top 100 Billboard GroupLead or backup singer, male or female, who sang with a vocal group that had at least one Top 100 Chart Record or equivalent [1] between 1950 and 1979, as verified by the major trade magazines Billboard or Cash Box.  Did not have to have sung on said chart record(s). [1] During certain years, some genre charts either didn’t exist or were limited to the Top 10 or Top 25.  In those cases evidence of record sales, such as territorial charts can be used as an equivalent to chart position.
  • Legend Vocal Group – R&B/Soul, 1960 – 1979 / Vocal group of substantial importance that sang and recorded during the 1960’s and 1970’s in the genre of R&B/Soul music.  Group should have demonstrated longevity and significant number of preferably charted recordings.
  • Legend Male Vocal Group – Doo Wop, 1950 – 1979 / Predominately male trio, quartet or quintet that sang in the style of 1950’s doo wop vocal harmony.  Group should have demonstrated longevity and significant number of preferably charted recordings.
  • Legend Female Vocal Group – Doo Wop, 1950 – 1979 / Predominately female trio, quartet or quintet that sang in the style of 1950’s doo wop vocal harmony.  Group should have demonstrated longevity and significant number of preferably charted recordings.
  • Legend Vocal Group – Acapella, 1950’s through the 1990's / Vocal group that sang doo wop or soul acapella (without musical instruments or tracks) between 1950 and 1999.  Group should have demonstrated longevity and made a significant number of recordings.
  • Legend Band – Rock / Rock band from the 1960’s and/or 1970’s, known through their recorded and live performances.  Band should have demonstrated longevity and made a significant number of recordings.
  • Legend Latin Music / Music artists (group or soloist) who have distinguished themselves in the field of Latin Music.
  • Legend MusicianMusician, male or female, who have distinguished themselves in performances and/or recordings in any of the above categories.
  • Legend Songwriter / Composer / Songwriter or popular music composer who has written or co-written a significant number of charted songs over the course of their career.  As the industry has a history of adding names to writer credits, this award is reserved for the actual writers and composers of the songs.
  • Legend DJ / MC / Radio personalities, who in more than a decade of broadcasting have demonstrated a devotion to their music and had a major impact on the listening audiences in their geographic area.  Legend DJ’s are those who expose their audiences to music that they might not hear elsewhere, thereby preserving our music’s legacy.
  • It is understood that those previously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame are already honorary members of the East Coast Music Hall Of Fame.

 

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Best Music Maker Award Criteria;

  • Best Music Maker Singer Male  / Male solo singer actively engaged in performing fifties, sixties or seventies genres of music.
  • Best Music Maker Singer Female  / Female solo singer actively engaged in performing fifties, sixties or seventies genres of music.
  • Best Music Maker Musician  / Musician actively engaged in performing fifties, sixties or seventies genres of music
  • Best Music Maker R&B, Soul, Disco  / Group or band actively engaged in performing sixties or seventies R&B, Soul or Disco music.
  • Best Music Maker Jazz / Blues / Swing / Retro / Group or band actively engaged in performing Jazz, Blues, Swing or Retro music.
  • Best Music Maker Latin / Group or band actively engaged in performing Latin music.
  • Best Music Maker Tribute Band Group, / and or soloist actively performing primarily the songs of one popular group or artist of the fifties, sixties or seventies.
  • Best Music Maker Cover Band / Best Group or band actively performing the popular songs of sixties or seventies.
  • Best Music Maker Vocal Group / Doo Wop  Vocal group actively engaged in performing 1950’s doo wop music backed by a live band or music tracks.
  • Best Music Maker Vocal Group / Acapella Vocal group actively engaged in performing 1950’s doo wop music primarily acapella (without musical accompaniment).
  • Best Music Maker DJ / Web Personality / Broadcasting Host of a regular Radio or Internet Radio Broadcast of self programed fifties, sixties or seventies popular music.
  • Best Music Maker Publication / Website/ Editors and publishers of print or electronic newsletter or magazine issued at least four times a year and/or maintaining a frequently updated informative website dedicated to distributing relevant information about music genres of the fifties through the seventies.
  • Best Music Maker Historians / Advocates/ Person or persons must not only be top authorities on the history of their chosen music genres but must also be actively involved in the research and preservation of that music as demonstrated through publications, documentaries, liner notes, etc.
  • Best Music Maker Venue/ Venue / most responsible for preserving music from the fifties, sixties and seventies through concerts.


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