Saturday 21st of August 2021 will see the inaugural staging of The Music Media Platforms Awards (TMMP Awards) – a new and exciting initiative aimed at encouraging and celebrating the diversity found in UK Christian and Gospel music specifically powered by the plethora and growth of media and music outlets on and offline throughout the scene.
TMMP Awards will be an online experience to mark the new environment created out of the pandemic which has blighted our lives, yet presents us with an opportunity for renewed hope and creative energy in the midst of change.
It was during the May 2020 lockdown that conversations between UK music industry professionals Andrew and Shireen Morrison (Visions TV Online) and Eric Reverence (Entrepreneur & Artist) formed the initial vision for the music & media platform awards (TMMP Awards). They realised the lack of opportunity to celebrate established & emerging talent indirect association with the media platform that continually supports them.
Shireen Morrison says, – “There are a long list of artist like Graham Kendrick, Dave Bilbrough, Noel Robinson, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Muyiwa, Lurine Cato, Raymond & Co, Lara Martin and Guvna B all attesting to the breadth of influence and engagement their contributions has made in the nation and across the globe. The fact that we have fresh talent emerging all the time like Still Shadey, Reblah, Becca Folkes, Emmanuel Smith, Tom Smith and Josh Gauton means that our media platforms stay relevant to the audiences they serve and we need to applaud this more. We needed to do something that uplifts us all and show our appreciation of what it means to be ‘Kingdom-minded“.
Andrew Morrison added, “We have registered TMMP Awards as a charity based organisation and we intend to expose our scene to more UK music lovers“.
The virtual ceremony will consist of a series of musical performances and presentations of awards. There will also be an opportunity for Media Platforms to lead breakout rooms, where artists and the general public can enter to find out more about the platforms and the services they provide.
Eric Reverence stated, “we were glad to hold meetings throughout the past year with various UK media outlets who are now also partners of TMMP Awards. Therefore a major outcome is that TMMP Awards will build and strengthen unity between the various music media platforms whilst recognising talented and dedicated Artists, Musicians and Community Heroes.”
You can also find more information at www.tmmpawards.com
We are on major social media platforms, please follow the journey at @tmmpawards
TMMP Awards is a charitable organisation spearheaded by Andrew & Shireen Morrison and Eric Reverence. Interviews and further information can be obtained by contacting [email protected] or keeping up todate at www.tmmpawards.com
TMMP Awards initial Media Platform Partners are Astepfwd, Integrity Music, GMIA, Visions TV Online, Unbound PR, Gospel Hydration, HFP Music, Feedem Music, Ministry of Music, HomeGrown Worship, Sound Doctrine, Polongo TV, Heart Song Live, Uprise Music, Father 2 Father, Reggae Gospel 360, MHM Magazine, Man In The Middle, LCBN, GX Radio, Life Radio, ToshMag, Star Radio UK, Sandra Godley, Akosua, Christian Music Platform, Ruthie Christian Media, Club Kingdom Radio & ER Management.
Written by Juliet Fletcher