The 2021 Wavy Awards was an invite-only red carpet event celebrating historically excluded artists, such as women, non-binary, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and artists who identify as having disabilities.
Founded by Rebecca Autumn Sansom who runs Blonde Records, an indie label repping women, GNC, and artists of color, The Wavys celebrated artists featured on Blonde Music News Seasons 1 and 2 (2020/2021)—Season 1 which was supported by our sister site, Left Bank Magazine.
Supported by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the Wavy Awards took place at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City on October 23rd, 2021 and was the FIRST AWARDS SHOW to fully incorporate self-description for low vision audience members. It also featured ASL interpreters, and live-closed captioning by SignNexus.
So, about this compilation …
Get Wavy Volume 1 is a compilation of songs which include several of the 2021 Wavy Award winners and nominees. 75% of proceeds go towards supporting the 2022 Wavy Awards this upcoming October 2022 and 25% goes to Grimalkin Records to help them sustain their work.
The release comes June 2022 so definitely watch this space in the meantime, you can literally watch the debut Wavy Awards on YouTube.
Read about The Wavy Awards and our partners MOME, RAMPD, and The Music Inclusion Coalition (MIC) in Variety, Billboard, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Black Enterprise, and Downtown.
P.S. Wavy Awards branding was done by none other than Chez Nous Studio, in-house agency of Chez Nous Guide—powered by Left Bank Media.
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