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ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS) 2017 > APPLE MUSIC FANS' CHOICE - AWARD #3

APPLE MUSIC FANS' CHOICE - AWARD #3

posted on February 19, 2016

This award is presented to the act (solo, duo or group) displaying the greatest achievements, in all aspects of the entertainment field, within the current eligibility period. Voters should give consideration to all aspects, including, but not limited to recorded performance, video(s), social media presence, staging, public acceptance, attitude, leadership and overall contributions to the Canadian country music image.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The current eligibility period is March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017;
  • The act must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Within a group/duo, at least 50% of the members must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
  • All final nominees are required to be members of the CCMA, in good standing by June 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Fans’ Choice Award follows a two (2) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE – The final five (5) nominees for the Fans’ Choice Award will be determined by the following formula:
    • Spins: 20% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Spins: 20% content, released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016);
    • Sales: 40% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Sales: 20% content, released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016).

      These results will be compiled by Nielsen Entertainment. The five (5) nominees will appear on the Third (and final) Ballot, providing they meet the eligibility requirements, as determined by the CCMA’s Award Verification Committee. In the case of a tie, more than five (5) nominees will appear on the Third Ballot;
  • STEP TWO (Third Ballot) – From the list of five (5) nominees provided, each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) nominee they deem most deserving. The public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite nominee, through an online ballot coordinated with the CCMA Award Program’s Third (and final) Ballot. The public vote will be open from Wednesday July 12, 2017 until Friday September 8, 2017.

    There are three ways for FANS to vote for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award in 2017:

    1. A dedicated voting website, fanvote.ccma.org, will be set up where nominees can direct fans to cast their vote. In the past, only one vote per email address was allowed. This year, fans are encouraged to vote as many times as they want. When visiting the page, fans can simply click on the photo of their favourite act to cast their vote. Captchas will be set up to avoid any bot voting attempts. ExMachina will collect and verify these votes.

    The URL voting portal will be active Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET through to Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (which is 6:00 p.m. CT – one hour into the live stream of the 2017 CCMA Awards Show).

    2. Apple Music has set up an exciting mechanism to vote through streaming at applemusic.com/CCMAawards. Votes will be plays of nominees’ songs by Apple Music Canada members for a minimum 30 seconds in the Apple Music CCMA Fan’s Choice playlist. Plays less than 30 seconds and plays not through the Apple Music CCMA Fan’s Choice playlist will be excluded. Each artist has a total of two songs in the Apple Music CCMA Fan’s Choice playlist. Every song played over 30 seconds counts as one vote for the corresponding artist, with maximum one vote per song per day per Apple Music member. Apple Music will collect and verify these votes.

    The Apple Music voting portal will be active Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET through to Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

    3. Hashtag voting will be introduced to coincide with PotashCorp Country Music Week. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite Apple Music Fans’ Choice nominee by using the appropriate hashtag on Facebook and Twitter. Only one hashtag per post counts as a vote. Retweets count as a vote. Fans can vote as often as they like. ExMachina will collect and verify these votes.

    The hashtag voting mechanism will be active Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. ET. through to Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (which is 6:00 p.m. CT – one hour into the live stream of the 2017 CCMA Awards Show).

    The public vote tally and membership vote tally will be combined, and the nominee receiving the most votes will be announced as the winner, during Country Music Week. In the case of a tie, more than one (1) winner will be announced.

CCMA AWARD

  • The Fans’ Choice Award is presented at the annual CCMA Awards Show during Country Music Week;
  • One (1) award is presented to the act, courtesy of the CCMA. In the case of a group/duo, one (1) award will be presented to each core member of the group/duo.
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