2016 Slowly Fades Away For Philby Consideration…

The Philby Award

2019 will soon reach it’s inevitable conclusion, but it’s another year I have on my mind.

That’s because 2016 will be disappearing for music to be considered for this year’s Philby Awards.

I use a sliding four year window for my annual best albums list, and this year the range is 2016-2019.

I figure that-with some luck, I should stumble upon an artist’s great music, if  not by submission, then, through serendipity, happenstance, or some astral fluke.

I have even requested some musician’s work from 2016 because I think that I may be missing some of the best music made in the last four years and it deserves recognition.

Now, I do have my own requirement that I have to play at least one song from an album on one of my shows to be considered for an award.

Since I currently only do one show per week, those opportunities will be disappearing soon.

However, I actually have some planned slots that I can debut several potential albums. And I will continue to do so until the Philby album countdowns start.

So, please read the rest of this post to find out how to send me your music.

And you may find out that 2016 was a pretty good year after all!


Right now, I am considering about six hundred albums.

That seems like a fairly large number, but really it’s not, because I am considering releases from 2016 through 2019.

As large as my working list is, I know I have room for more.

I can never have enough!

Therefore, I am accepting entries for Philby consideration!

So, if you’ve made some music dating back as far as 2016, I will accept that music for consideration. When it comes to independent self-released projects, an artist may not know how to get their product marketed or recognized. It may take a couple of years to figure that part of it out.

If you have something older than 2016, send that, too, but identify the release date. I’m always looking for GREAT music.

For the Philbys, I’m looking for full albums.

So, please don’t edit for me.

I hate that and I might not even check out the item. I don’t know why anyone would only send selected songs instead of their whole work of art for consideration.

Please don’t send me links to listen to music. That’s not how I listen to music and I probably won’t listen to it if you send me a link to stream it. Either send me the album to download or request my mailing address for a physical copy.

I will accept any genre of music. I like a variety of styles, even on the same album!

So, please e-mail your mp3, and please make sure it is an mp3 only, to phil@philmaq.com.

If you want a physical address or have other questions, please e-mail me at the same address. Because selections will be considered for more than a single year, there isn’t an expiration date at the present.

If you want someone who will actually listen to your music, I am that person.

If you want some recognition for working hard and baring your soul, that might be me, too. I can’t make any promises, but I will listen to your music.

If you are reading this and are not a musician but know someone who is, please forward this to them.

Good luck to all who participate!

My weekly radio show “Prime Time Theme Attic,” can be heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET. It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

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