AWARD CRITERIA

REGULATION OF PRESTIGIOUS HAITIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2017

PREAMBLE

“PHMA 2017” is an event organized by PHMA, registered by the State of Florida, whose headquarter is in 1999 NE 150th Street Miami, Florida 33181, to reward the best music professionals for the period October 2016 to August 2017 (hereinafter the “Event”).

The prize list will be unveiled at the official awards ceremony held at the Miramar Cultural Center on January 7, 2018 at 5pm for the red carpet.


THE CATEGORIES

Prestigious Haitian Music Awards 2017 will reward artists in the following twenty categories:

• TOP KONPA MALE SINGER
• TOP FEMALE ARTIST
• TOP SOLO ARTIST
• TOP GOSPEL BAND
• TOP RACINE ARTIST
• TOP KONPA BAND
• TOP BAND MAESTRO
• TOP HIT SONG
• TOP RAP KREYOL ARTIST
• TOP DUO / COLLABO
• TOP EVENT PROMOTER
• TOP LIVE BAND
• TOP COMEDIAN
• TOP WEBSITE
• TOP DJ
• TOP NEW BAND
• TOP RADIO PERSONALITY
• TOP BROADCASTER
• TOP TV PERSONALITY


THE NOMINEES

Artists nominated by category are:

• TOP KONPA MALE SINGER: Mickael Guirand, Arly Larivière, Mac D, Gazzman Couleur, Eders Tanis (Pipo), Katalòg

• TOP FEMALE ARTIST: Rutshelle Guillaume, Queen Bee, Princess Eud, Niska, Darline Desca, Milca

• TOP SOLO ARTIST: J. Perry, Roody Roodboy, Rutshelle Guillaume, Mikaben, Niska, Michael (Bel)

• TOP GOSPEL BAND: Reskape, Born 2 Serve, Revelation, Alabanza, Adonai, Appocalyse 2000

• TOP RACINE ARTIST: Richard Morse (RAM), Lòlò (Boukman), Edy (Boukan), Fredo (Kanpèch), Ti Pay (Rèv), Tinonm (Racine Mapou)

• TOP KONPA BAND: KLASS, Nu Look, Harmonik, Gabel, T-Vice, Disip

• TOP BAND MAESTRO: Richard Cavé (Kaï), Richie (Klass), Arly (Nu Look), Reynaldo (T-vice), Nicky (Harmonik), Brutus (Zenglen)

• TOP HIT SONG: Cheri Benyenm (Harmonik), Movin On (T-vice), Paka Fè Pitit (Gabel), Lanmou Fasil (Vayb), Malade (Kaï), Rien que toi (Nu Look)

• TOP RAP KREYOL ARTIST: Baky, Roody Roodboy, Trouble boy, Fantom, Wendy, Master Brain

• TOP DUO / COLLABO: Kansè – Kaï ft Rutshelle, Vèvè local – Niska ft Lòlò, Paka Fè Pitit – Gabel ft Master Brain, Livrezon – Wendy ft Magic Touch, Eudomination – Eud ft Mikaben, M konnenm antò – J. Beatz ft Misty

• TOP MUSIC VIDEO: Klass – I’m sorry, Kaï – Demisyone, Vayb – Lanmou Fasil, Gabel – Kisa poum bay, Harmonik – Incroyable, Suav – Je veux danser

• TOP EVENT PROMOTER: Lionel Luc, Richard Urbain, Rodney Noel, Berlin Obas, Abner d’Haiti, Zigy Zag Zagalo

• TOP LIVE BAND: Djakout #1, Klass, Nu Look, T-vice, Kreyol La, Mass konpa

• TOP COMEDIAN: Cynthia Jean Louis, Atys Panch, Manzè Piman, Chelo Chelo, Success Jr, Kako

• TOP WEBSITE: Konpaevents, Haitian Beatz, Konpa Magazine, Mag Haiti, Bagay9, Anbyans Konpa

• TOP DJ: Tonymix, Dj Stakz, Dj Bullet, Dj Weeked, Dj Nickymix, Dj Franckymix

• TOP NEW BAND: Buzz, Maestro, Kaï, Vayb, Enposib, Original H

• TOP RADIO PERSONALITY: Polo Fusion, Philippe St Louis, Peterson Gilles, Christian Dor, Jean Mary Simon, Fabrice Polinice (Paz)

• TOP BROADCASTER: Carel Pedre, Black Kritik, Wilfrid Konpaevents, Guy Wewe, Romeo gate sa, Regymix

• TOP TV PERSONALITY: James Pierre, Cindy Caseedee, Ed 5 sou 5, Valerio St Louis, Frederic Féquière, BossBens


The artists were chosen according to the following criteria:

• Regular tapping tests conducted with PHMA auditors
• According to the news in 2016 – 2017
• The choice of the PHMA Commission

THE VOTE: 40% PUBLIC and 60% JURY

The votes are reserved for the public and the member of the Jury who must designate a winning artist in each category.

To vote, users must follow the instructions on the website and the Facebook page of PHMA.
1. fans can send the ARTIST PHMA number in an SMS to 507-299-5104
2. Fans will also be able to vote via the website www.haitianmusicawards.info via the Facebook page of PHMA2018 during the period from September 7 at 8h00am to December 7, 2017 at midnight (date and time are very important), For all categories.

Votes are limited to one vote by DEVICE (computer, Tablet, Phone) by category.

Beyond a vote per device (computer, Tablet, Phone) per category, votes of the same IP address will not be considered. In the event of fraud, mechanized vote or excessive number of votes emanating from the same IP address, PHMA reserves the right to disregard all or part of the votes for one of the nominees.

If, for any reason, the Event should not proceed as planned, for example due to an electronic virus, bug, fake, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical malfunction or any other reason beyond the control of PHMA and corrupting or affecting the management, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the votes, PHMA reserves the discretionary right to eliminate votes from offenders.

Any attempt by an individual, whether participating in the event, to deliberately damage or undermine the functioning of the votes, is a violation of criminal and civil laws. PHMA reserves the right to initiate legal proceedings and, in any event, to exclude the author from votes.


RESULTS

In each category, the winner will be the nominated artist with the highest number of votes among the nominees in the category. Weekly scores will be made and, in the event of a tie, the nominees leading the most votes over the voting period will be selected.

At the end of the voting period, for all categories, all votes cast by the public on each medium will be fully communicated to a justice commission in Miami that will count the votes.

The final result designating the nominated artist with the highest number of votes among the nominees of each category will be recorded in a record and will be sealed by the Miami commission, the depository of the settlement.

The result will be unveiled and presented at the Soirée.

SPECIAL PRICES

PHMA reserves the right to award special prizes. They will pay tribute and reward Haitian and international artists or actors for their entire career, or for their personal commitment, within the framework of an association or a humanitarian work.

The decision will belong to a jury composed of professionals and personalities (PHMA) who will meet at the premises of PHMA.
All decisions of the jury shall be final and without appeal.