Giovanni Di Stefano the CEO of MGM-PYE-PATHE Records Announces the International Music Awards 2011 Will be Held in San Marino

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On the anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of San Marino, Giovanni Di Stefano the Chairman and CEO of MGM-PYE-PATHE RECORDS announces that the 2011 International Music Awards will be held in the Republic of San Marino and that MGM-PYE-PATHE RECORDS will give awards to the top songs in various categories from artists worldwide both old and new and a lifetime achievement award.

We will award for the best songs and each year to an artist that has a lifetime achievemement in the music industry.

Giovanni Di Stefano the Chairman and CEO of MGM-PYE-PATHE RECORDS announced today that his record label will be holding the International Music Awards in the Republic of San Marino in 2011 and that he would award the first option to the television rights to San Marino Television. International artists in the music industry will be invited to San Marino and nominated for the International Music Awards. Mr Di Stefano said: "Today many years ago in 1600 San Marino presented its Constitution and today on its anniversary having considered a number of countries that can host this event I have decided upon San Marino."

Over 40 artists will be invited but of which the Awards will be be for the best song in various categories and a special award will be to an artist that is nominated for a lifetime achievement. "I'm not saying who the nominated artists are but year 2011 will be to a very special person and that person will truly not know until the night," said Giovanni Di Stefano.

San Marino Television have been offered the first call on the television rights. The station is partly owned by RAI TV of Italy and started broadcasting only in 1992. Mr Di Stefano stated that it was the desire of his record label to also sponsor a festival in San Marino to find new talent to enter in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest which San Marino have previously participated. "I have a lot of faith in Carmen Lasorella and the whole crew at San Marino TV and just because they are a small station does and will not ever exclude them from participating in major events," said Di Stefano.

The gala event next year will see the promotion of major and new talent and Mr Di Stefano confirmed that the ideology of his record label is to allow everyone a chance at recording.

The company stated that anyone can nominate an artist for an award for best song from any country in the world. " This is about music and songs and being recognised talent not about stardom," said Di Stefano. " But next year the person who receives the MGM-PYE-PATHE RECORDS Lifetime Achievement Award will indeed be surprised," stated Di Stefano.

The company invite those who wish to nominate songs and artists to check on its website.


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