The New Mexico Music Awards

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Promoting New Mexico songwriters, artists, engineers and producers.

2015 Categories announced.

The New Mexico Music Awards 2015 categories have been announced. There are some additions and changes to the categories that have been made to be more inclusive and to streamline the process. Please be sure to read the descriptions of the categories to be sure that when you enter, your recording is entered into the correct category. Entry forms will be available later this month and entries will be received beginning January 1st, 2015. Good luck.

Briana Reed 2014-2015 Eric Larson Endowment Scholarship recipient.

The Eric Larson Endowment at the University of New Mexico provides scholarship money to junior and senior students currently enrolled at UNM and who have declared music or a related field as their major. Our 2014-2015 recipient is Briana Reed. She is a junior pursuing a BA in Liberal Arts with a focus on audio engineering. She has worked with live audio here in Albuquerque and continues to study theater, music and digital audio.

Contributions to the endowment are tax deductible. To contribute, make your check payable to:

UNM Foundation/Eric Larson Endowment

700 Lomas NE-7 Woodward Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131

"Don't Let Heroin Be Your Final Act."

The Taylor's Calling Foundation Heroin Awareness song competition suspends fees for the next 50 entrants.

Through the donation of a generous Benefactor, The Taylor's Calling foundation will suspend the entrance fee for the next 50 songwriter's who enter their song. Taylor's Calling is asking songwriters to compose songs about substance abuse and recovery for a compilation CD that will benefit the foundation and help fund a program that intends to take the message about substance abuse to public schools statewide. Each song entered will be judged on content and the strength of the message. Those songs selected will be included on a CD that will be used to raise money for the foundation and to promote heroin awareness throughout the state of New Mexico.

The foundation is named for Taylor Michael Shaffel who passed away in May of 2013 from a heroin overdose. Taylor was the only child of Larry Michaels, director of photography for the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience and Kim Taylor. Substance abuse and heroin abuse is a huge problem in New Mexico and this is an opportunity for artists and songwriters to make a difference.

To enter and for details on the competition, go to

2015 New Mexico Music Awards date announced.

The 2015 New Mexico Music Awards banquet and show will take place on Saturday evening, May 30th at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Join us for great music and  film performances as we recognize those artists, songwriters, producers and engineers who have excelled in the production of music in New Mexico in 2014. See rules for complete details and save the date. We can't wait to see you there.

We will present a program for veterans entitled Songwriting as a Therapeutic Process in Albuquerque spring  of 2015. The program is designed to assist those veterans  who have served our country honorably communicate their experiences in the theater of war. We will be expanding our program to the rest of New Mexico and the southwest and western US.

Check out CreateSpace from The service allows you to sell your music online in CD or as a download through Amazon and other channels without having to carry any inventory. There are no exclusive agreements, leaving you free to sign as an indie artist anywhere down the road. CreateSpace also offers design and duplication services for the less artistically inclined. Signing up is free. Click on the icon on the links page and get started today!

SKY CITY PRODUCTIONS presents "Mariachi Spectacular" and "Lewie Wickham". Click here to watch now!

ERIC LARSON's passion for and dedication to the art of recorded music lives on through The Eric Larson Music Endowment: a scholarship with the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Mexico. Read more...