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The History

Brother Maniac of MC3, LLC began this vision in 2006. He successfully produced the first award show celebrating the accomplishments of
unsigned independent entertainers in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. His vision was simply to honor, singers, comedians,
rappers, songwriters, producers, bands, and others who, year after year, make tremendous strides in their independent careers.

Dre All Day in the Paint of Pimptown Entertainment became the Shows Primary Promoter in 2007. He has promoted many DC area concerts and open mic events.
Dre All Day has successfully promoted the DMV Awards Events bringing in larger and larger crowds as well as media attention to each event.

The introductory year of the DMV Music Awards (2007) show was successful in its own right, attracting over 400 attendants from Baltimore, DC and Northern Va. This first event of the DMV Music Awards featured live performances from: Porche 911, Lady Dy, Madam Madon, Soul Creation Band.

The 2nd Annual DMV Music Awards (2008) show was also successful, attracting over 1400 attendants from Baltimore, DC, and Northern Va. The 2nd Annual DMV Music Awards show, turned out record numbers as over 1,400 guests came out to celebrate local entertainment. The legendary DJ Kool was one of the true highlights of the evening as he was awarded the 2007 DMV Legends Award. He inspired and touched the audience as he gave an emotional acceptance speech. This Event was hosted by WPGC DJ Heat and DJ Rico.

The 3rd Annual DMV Music Awards (2009) show was also successful, attracting over 1400 attendants from Baltimore, DC and Northern Va. The 2nd Annual DMV Music Awards show, This show featured a special tribute to DJ K-Swift who tragically passed away in 2008. This show featured live performances from Wanya, Ra the MC, Frayz and The Package. This Event was hosted by Lil’ Mo and WPGC DJ Rico.

The 4th Annual DMV Music Awards (2010) show was also successful, attracting nearly 1500 attendants from Baltimore, DC and Northern Va. The 4th Annual DMV Music Awards show, This show featured a live performance from the DMV Legends featuring (DC Scorpio, Tony Blunt and Stinky Dink along with Wisdom Speaks formerly Wop and ‘Em). This show featured live performances from Bossman, Her Raw Ness, BE, Will Star, Garvey the Chosen One, Harmony Musik, and Konshens. This event was hosted by WKYS DJ Eazy Street.

As it is evident in the numbers, each year proves to be bigger and bigger,
and in 2011, we look to raise the stakes even higher.

The 4th Annual DMV Music Awards show made history in 2010 by bringing together various echelons of the independent entertainment community, all celebrating common desires –music, laughter, song, and self-expression. As stated, nearly 1,500 attendees paid homage and highlighted the achievements of local entertainers embracing genres from Hip Hop to Gospel, comedy, video/music production, spoken word and the needed support systems that make it possible – managers, retail stores, DJs, media and radio.
The Original DMV Music Awards were created to highlight and acknowledge the most talented and brightest entertainers in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area. The show’s primary objective is to provide a positive, motivating and inspirational platform to publicly celebrate the tireless efforts of independent, local entertainers. The entertainers nominated are those who work to build exposure and to promote their talents as independents. As all entertainers know, fame just doesn’t happen over night. It takes hard work, determination, persistence and perseverance just to obtain notoriety in their immediate communities. These entertainers have accomplished grass root achievements of establishing a fan base and loyal audiences. Before taking over the national platform and reaching for international fame, the journey starts at home. The DMV Music Awards honor the efforts of these artists in the pursuit of their dreams and acknowledges their achievements throughout the year.
This exclusive red carpet affair underscores entertainers and artists in various award categories. Outlets such as radio stations, press/media, record and retail stores, as well as promoters, managers and DJs that support local artists are too honored for the work they do for the independent entertainment community. A distinguished panel of 21 judges from all over Maryland, DC, and northern Virginia areas select the
winners of each category. As in 2010, 2011’s voting panel will consist of an elite mixture of radio personalities, DJs and members of the press and
entertainment media. For the 2011 DMV Music Awards, we look to partner with major entertainment companies and media outlets, artists, and
entertainment power-players from the DMV area to celebrate with us.

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