AmericaFree.TV Announces Finalists for Its 2009 Music Video Awards

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Music Video Submissions reveal the variety and vitality of Indie Music

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"Weʼre just amazed at the quality and variety of the music videos submitted to AmericaFree.TV. We started this contest spread the word and to bring these artists some recognition." Eric Connor, head of Music Content Acquisition for AmericaFree.TV.

AmericaFree.TV, LLC (http://www.americafree.tv), a leading Internet streaming television broadcaster, announced today its “short list” of finalists for the best Music Video aired on the site in 2009. This opens a 1 month period of audience voting leading to the announcement of 3 winners, one each in the categories of Rock, Hip-Hop and Pop / Contemporary. The finalists can be seen at http://www.musicfree.tv/2009/, and the winners will be determined by audience voting. “We were looking at the music videos submitted to the AmericaFree.TV music video channels in 2009, and we're just amazed that the quality and variety of videos available. Many of these videos have production qualities just as good as anything you will see anywhere, and yet they don't get much recognition,” said Eric Connor, head of Music Content Acquisition for AmericaFree.TV. “So we thought, let's do something to fix that.”

“The winners will receive recognition on AmericaFree.TV's broadcast channel, and also a small token of our appreciation” said Marshall Eubanks, AFTV Founder and CEO. “We have what I think are some truly great videos, such as Saint Motel's 'Dear Dictator' in Rock, 'Love Is Gone' by the Slum Peasants in HipHop and Darren Ockert's 'Celebrity Du Jour' in Contemporary, just to name three. We selected 8 videos in each category for consideration by our viewers and to show the vitality of the indie music market. The music industry is changing rapidly, the importance of the major labels is declining, and none of us know how the industry will change. While one of our competitors has just seen fit to remove 'Music Television' from their name, which I think clearly shows their feeling of the importance of music videos, we feel differently. At AmericaFree.TV we are convinced that Internet television will play an important role in the evolution of music in the new decade,” Eubanks continued.

AmericaFree.TV's music videos can be viewed on one of their 4 music video channels at http://www.AmericaFree.TV or http://www.MusicFree.TV/. Voting on the 2009 Music Video Competition will end on March 12th and the winners will be announced March 15th, 2010.

AmericaFree.TV (AFTV) broadcasts professionally produced content on multiple live channels on the Internet. To learn more about AFTV, visit the AmericaFree.tv site at http://www.AmericaFree.tv, or learn about AFTV's music video competition at http://www.MusicFree.TV/2009/.

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