Thursday, February 3, 2011

Preservation Hall wins Best of the Beat for Music Business of the Year!

Posted January 27, 2011 by Offbeat Staff

"On January 26, OffBeat presented the 2010 Best of the Beat Business Awards at the Ogden Museum’s Taylor Library. These awards honor achievement in all aspects of the New Orleans music business, from club management to music photography.

Preservation Hall's Ben Jaffe shares his OffBeat Award with Old Friends
 HBO’s Treme received this year’s Heartbeat Award for its dedication to faithful on-screen representation of New Orleans. The Lifetime Achievement in Music award went to Dave Bartholomew for his over-a-half-century of work as a songwriter, producer, arranger and bandleader. Bartholomew penned some of Fats Domino’s most recognizable tunes, including “Blue Monday” and “Walking to New Orleans."

This year’s awards included three new categories. The Bourbon Street Award honors businesses that contribute positively to the musical life of Bourbon Street; the first recipient is the Royal Sonesta, home of Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, which brought the tradition of live, high-quality modern jazz back to Bourbon. The new award for Best Street Promotion, which honors non-traditional and guerrilla level promotion of music went to Lawrence Parker of Supreme Street, who put on concerts by large national hip-hop acts, released mixtapes by local artists, and staged New Orleans’ first local hip-hop awards show this year. The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, which provides high-quality health services to local artists, was honored in the new Best Musician Resource category..."

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