Best of the Year in Children’s Music: It’s All about the Kids
We are over-the-moon excited about our clients who have been winning top honors and best of the year picks recently.
Firstly, we think that Parents’ Choice always awards the best in children’s music. Here is their list for fall 2019, which includes Alphabet Rockers, 123 Andres, Brady Rymer, Jessa Campbell and Ants on a Log.
Secondly, we’re sad to see that this is to be the final year of the Fids & Kamily poll of children’s librarians, music critics and radio DJs. Our clients dominate the top 10 picks of 2019, including The Okee Dokee Brothers, Alphabet Rockers, Oran Etkin, Johnette & Scott, Brady Rymer, and the Story Pirates.
We also love the musical picks from the NAPPA Awards, and this year’s winners include The Secret Mountain, Brady Rymer, and Katherine Dines.
These parent and kid-focused awards are determined by people who really know children’s music. They have heard it all, and so they can accurately assess what’s really the best music for kids each year.
No award is more respected by the general public than that bestowed by music industry peers of the Recording Academy. In the past few years, the indies (aka #Kindie) have dominated the “Best Children’s Album” category. While there’s some dispute about how accurately these nominees truly reflect all of what’s “best” from the past year, the nominees receive well-earned recognition for their work.
We’re so pleased to share the news that The Lucky Band (Lucky Diaz, Alisha Gaddis and their dynamic internationally touring band) have won the 2019 Latin GRAMMY for their bilingual genre defying album Buenos Diaz.
On November 20th, this years children’s album GRAMMY Award nominees were announced, and we’re thrilled that two of our clients — Alphabet Rockers and The Okee Dokee Brothers — are among the recording artists who will walk the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26th.
Bravo/Brava to all who toil to make smart, meaningful music for kids and families. The ones who know that it’s all about creating excellent music with the audience in mind, and who know how to engage young listeners. It’s important work.