ZAI Awards

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ZAI Awards
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The recent shape of the ZAI trophy from 2013
Awarded forExcellence in the music genre
VenueV–klub, Bratislava
Country Slovakia
Presented by
Former name
  • Grammy Awards (1996–1997)
  • Artmedia Awards (1998–2000)
Succeeded by Aurel Awards (2001–2007)
First awarded 1991
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The ZAI Awards (Hudobný fond or HF) are a Slovak music accolade presented by Zväz autorov a interprétov populárnej hudby (ZAI) to recognize outstanding achievements in the industry for the preceding year in the region. In the early phase, the annual ceremonies were held in association with the local Music Fund (HF) and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Slovakia (SNS IFPI). For that reason, their follow-up equivalents were frequently renamed; once after the American Gramies (1996–1997).

Slovakia republic in Central Europe

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.

Music industry companies and individuals that create and sell music

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate in the industry are: the songwriters and composers who create new songs and musical pieces; the singers, musicians, conductors and bandleaders who perform the music; the companies and professionals who create and sell recorded music and/or sheet music ; and those that help organize and present live music performances.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. It is a non-profit members' organisation registered in Switzerland and founded in Italy in 1933. It operates a Secretariat based in London, with regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong and Miami.

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Following a 1997 protest of the U.S. NARAS management against the Czech music awards, also called likewise, the Slovak organization decided to change the adopted name too, renaming then trophies after the Artmedia Music Academy (1998–2000), also established by ZAI. [1]

In 2001, the event was separately rebranded by SNS IFPI for the Aurel Awards (2001–2007), for a change, prior to their hiatus. Restored by the ZAI union in 2011 under their original title, the current awards are presented on a biennial basis, honoring mostly the hosting achievements in the music genre since. As of 2015, twenty annual ceremonies were held, with thirteen credited to ZAI, and seven to now discontinued SNS IFPI.

The Aurel Awards were Slovak music accolades presented by Slovenská národná skupina Medzinárodnej federácie fonografického priemyslu to recognize outstanding achievements in the industry for the preceding year in the region.

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History

Categories

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V–klub, the most recent venue of the ZAI awards. An old music club located at the National Public Center (NOC) in the Old Town, Bratislava, is often nicknamed "Véčko".

Current awards

  • Vocal Artist or Ensemble • Held since, excluding 1998–2000 and 2011.
  • New Artist • Held since, excluding 2011.
  • Album • Held since 1991, excluding 2011.
  • Radio Station • Held since 2011.
  • Radio Host • Held since 2011.
  • Music Festival • Held since 2011.
  • Music Club • Held since 2011.
  • Music Presenter • Held since 2011.
Special awards
  • Hall of Fame • Lifetime achievement award, formerly known as Grand Prix (1990–2000), given for outstanding contributions to the industry, mainly for performing.

Retired awards

  • Vocal Ensemble • Held in 1998–2000.
  • Vocal Artist • Held in 1998–1999.
  • Vocal Male Artist • Held in 2000.
  • Vocal Female Artist • Held in 2000.
  • Record
  • Song
  • Producer • Held in 1991–2000.
  • Music Video
  • Writer • Given for lyrics. Held until 2000, excluding 1998.
  • Instrumental Artist • Held until 2000.
  • Cover Art • Held in 1998–2000.
  • Dancefloor Artist • Held in 1996–1997.
  • Vocal Male Artist – Classical • Held only in 2000.
  • Vocal Female Artist – Classical • Held only in 2000.
  • Vocal Ensemble – Classical • Held only in 2000.
  • Vocal Male Artist – Traditional • Held only in 2000.
  • Vocal Female Artist – Traditional • Held only in 2000.
  • Vocal Ensemble – Traditional • Held only in 2000.
  • Album – Traditional • Held only in 2000.
  • Music Act • Held only in 2000.
  • Special Mention Award • Individual achievement award, given only in 1998–1999.

Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression. Rappers can also create lyrics that are meant to be spoken rhythmically rather than sung.

Ceremonies

The listed years are of official release, annual ceremonies are held the following year.

See also

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References

  1. Hladík, Dalibor (1998-03-04). "Nominations For The Grand Prix ZAI '97 Awards Were Announced". SME (in Slovak). Petit Press. dennik.sme.sk. Retrieved 2011-02-07.