30 Jun '11, 7am

New music support group eyes Grammy-style awards for Asia

New music support group eyes Grammy-style awards for Asia

TOKYO - A Singapore group that aims to do for Asia what Grammy organisers have done for the US recording industry was launched on Thursday to promote regional musicians and highlight musical achievement. The Asia Academy of Music Arts & Sciences (AAMAS) will eventually recognise outstanding artists with honours called the Encore Awards, to be voted upon by their peers, said co-founder Senn Moses of MusicDNA Pte Ltd, a Singapore joint-venture company. "They will be similar to a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy, in the sense that they will be chosen and voted on by peer members,"Moses told Reuters. The Grammys are awarded by the US-based National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) every year and since their inception more than 50 years ago have come to be known as the world's top music honours. The Oscars are the U.S. film industry's top honours and the Emmys are given ...

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