Announcing the nominees + recipients for the 2024 International Folk Music Awards
Folk Alliance International
by Lily Joiner
6M ago
We’re thrilled to announce the nominees for the member-voted Best Of 2023 (Song, Album, and Artist of the Year) awards, plus the recipients of the Clearwater, Spirit of Folk, Rising Tide, People’s Voice, and Lifetime Achievement Awards! We’re proud to have such dedicated and talented folks who are helping to preserve the folk and roots music community every day. Best of 2023 Nominees The following are the finalists for the 2023 Song, Album, and Artist of the Year. This shortlist is based on US, Canadian, and international industry year-end lists as well as folk DJ airplay. Winners are det ..read more
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Announcing our 2024 Annual General Meeting and the 2023 Board Election Results
Folk Alliance International
by Lily Joiner
8M ago
Join us on March 6, 2024 at 2 pm CT for a virtual version of our 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you’re a voting member of FAI, you’ll be receiving an email soon with the agenda, meeting documents, and a Zoom link to join the AGM (with the ability to participate and ask questions). Non-members are also invited to join! You’ll be able to view the live AGM on our YouTube channel. Newly Elected and Re-Elected Directors We’re excited to announce the results of our 2023 FAI Board Election! We’ll be welcoming one new member, i ..read more
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Slate for the FAI Board of Directors 2023 Election
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
10M ago
Every year, Folk Alliance International members nominate and elect board members who represent folk music industry leadership and help shape the future of our organization. The upcoming annual election opens November 8 and closes on November 23 with the final slate posted online with photos, bios, and platform statements and a secure online election ballot distributed by email to all voting members of FAI. There are five open seats in this election for three-year terms commencing February 2024. Meet Your Candidates Here are the current eight candidates on the ballot, recommended by the FAI ..read more
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USCIS Visa Fee Increase Proposal
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
Dear FAI Community, If you haven’t heard already, we are reaching out to make you aware of recent proposals by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to increase visa fees, including those for O and P artist visas filed by U.S. petitioners to bring non-U.S. performers/musicians to the U.S. By proposing to increase fees by more than 250% (over $1,600 per petition with additional changes to the filing procedures and application process), these proposals could inflict economic harm to the creative economy including to our artistic and presenting community that is still recovering from the eff ..read more
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Congratulations to the 2023 GRAMMY Winners!
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
Yesterday, The Recording Academy announced the winners for the 65th GRAMMY® Awards! We’re thrilled to see folks in our community receiving nominations in the American Roots categories and beyond. Congratulations to all! Best Folk Album Revealer – Madison Cunningham *WINNER Spellbound – Judy Collins The Light At The End Of The Line – Janis Ian Age Of Apathy – Aoife O’Donovan Hell On Church Street – Punch Brothers Best American Roots Performance “Stompin’ Ground” – Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band *WINNER “Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)” – Bill Anderson Fea ..read more
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Announcing the 2022 Song, Album, and Artist of the Year
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
We presented the International Folk Music Awards on February 1, 2023, at our conference in Kansas City, MO. We announced the winners of the 2022 Best Of Awards and celebrated the recipients of the 2023 Clearwater, Spirit of Folk, Rising Tide, People’s Voice, and Lifetime Achievement Awards!   If you missed it, the entire show was livestreamed here!   Best of 2022 Winners The following are the winners for the 2022 Artist, Album, and Song of the Year. This shortlist is based on US, Canadian, and international industry year-end lists as well as folk DJ airplay. Winners are deter ..read more
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Announcing the nominees + recipients for the 2023 International Folk Music Awards
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
We’re thrilled to announce the nominees for the member-voted Best Of 2022 (Song, Album, and Artist of the Year) awards, plus the recipients of the Clearwater, Spirit of Folk, Rising Tide, People’s Voice, and Lifetime Achievement Awards! We’re proud to have such dedicated and talented folks who are helping to preserve the folk and roots music community every day. Best of 2022 Nominees The following are the finalists for the 2022 Song, Album, and Artist of the Year. This shortlist is based on US, Canadian, and international industry year-end lists as well as folk DJ airplay. Winners are ..read more
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Protected: Announcing our 2023 Annual General Meeting and the 2022 Board Election Results
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
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Announcing FAI’s new Executive Director, Neeta Ragoowansi
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
Folk Alliance International (FAI), a 501(c)3 foremost global nonprofit for folk music, is pleased to announce that its new Executive Director will be Neeta Ragoowansi after a national search led by Arts Consulting Group, starting her new role on December 5. Ragoowansi has been an attorney and music business professional for over thirty years, serving as a strategic advisor, business development resource, and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients as well as in leadership and senior management roles for several music industry nonprofits. Neeta will be heading FAI, having mo ..read more
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Valerie June announced as keynote at 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference
Folk Alliance International
by Folk Alliance International
1y ago
We’re excited to announce singer-songwriter Valerie June as the keynote presenter at the 35th annual Folk Alliance International Conference! The live, in-person presentation will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. June is a GRAMMY-nominated artist from Tennessee who has been hailed by the New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” Her 2021 release, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, included two songs featuring legendary Stax singer and “Queen of Memphis Soul” Carla Thomas, on ..read more
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