March 20th, 2016
Bogofish was nominated for two awards by the Indie Music Channel in Hollywood. The nominations are for "Best Song in Children's Music" for the title "We Rock" and for "Best Recording in Children's Music" for "Abe Lincoln (Deluxe)"
January 15th, 2016
Bogofish was victorious in the January 2016 Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles, winning awards for "Best Song in Pop/Country" for the title "Rattle Your Cage," "Best Song in Children's Music" for the title "We Rock," and "Best Album in Children's Music" for the album "Kid Tested, Soccer Mom Approved." The winners were selected by a judging panel of music industry professionals who reviewed hundreds of song entries for consideration of the accolades.
The songs "Rattle Your Cage and We Rock" are featured on the Bogofish album, "Kid Tested, Soccer Mom Approved." Bo said, "This is awesome news! I am very honored to have been nominated by the judging panel, and thank them and The Akademia Music Awards for deeming the songs and album worthy of this honor. I'd like to congratulate all the artists who were recipients in the January awards. I wish all of you much success."
The Akademia team says, "We wanted to take this opportunity to formally congratulate you on winning The Akademia Music Award for Best Children's Music Album for Kid Tested, Soccer Mom Approved" in the January 2016 Akademia Music Awards! Winning an Akademia Award is a rare career distinction. Please accept our warmest congratulations from The Akademia team on your outstanding achievement in the field of music."
The Akademia awards team made this quote about "Rattle Your Cage," "Between it's pulse pounding beat, fervent guitar riffs and memorable hook, fans will have no choice but to groove to Bogofish's intelligent and infectious anthem."
In conclusion, the awards team had this to say about "Kid Tested, Soccer Mom Approved," This collection of intensely original tracks by the Bogofish offers a feast of feverish lyrics and valiantly exerted instrumental interludes that is destined to become a children's classic."
Akademia Music Awards board member and veteran record executive, Ken Wilson, has held senior post positions at Arista Records, Columbia MCA, J Records and Warner Brothers. Wilson has shaped the careers of legendary artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Sade, George Michael and many more, leading to record sales in excess of $2 Billion.
“The traditional music business model has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. But while many doors have closed to new artists, many new doors have opened as well. The Akademia brings together the expertise of top record executives and producers to help guide the careers of new up-and-coming artists and groom them for success,” states Ken. "I look forward to The Akademia becoming a major force in the near future." said Wilson.
Ken Wilson started his career in music at Arista Records. There he worked with acclaimed artists Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne and Kenny G. Ken continued his journey on to Columbia Records where he served as Senior Vice President of Radio Promotions. He became responsible for the success of artists such as Mariah Carey, Maxwell, LL Cool J, George Michael, Kriss Kross, DaBrat, Slick Rick and more. He then went on to MCA Records as President of Urban Music where he oversaw operations in the urban music division, signing KC & JoJo of Jodeci, Rahsaan Patterson, Anthony Hamilton, coordinated the success of Mary J Blige’s ‘Share My World’ album and New Edition’s ‘Home Again’.
Ken Wilson’s reputation then brought him to J Records where he reported directly to Clive Davis as Senior Vice President of Urban Music. Once again, Ken played a key role in the success of artists such as Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Monica, Busta Rhymes, Mario, Fantasia, Jamie Foxx and Ruben Studdard, to name a few. After a long tenure at J Records, Ken moved to the west coast to serve as Senior Vice President of Urban Music at Warner Brothers Records. There, he was responsible for urban radio airplay and marketing efforts while managing budgets and overseeing field staff. Here he has been instrumental in the careers of Seal, Eric Benet, Mike Jones and V.I.C. of ‘Wobble’ fame. Ken is continuing to guide successful artists, such as Beyonce, Johnny Gill, Eric Benet, J. Cole, Juicy J and Cee-Lo, through effective marketing and promotions.
The Akademia Music Awards is based in Los Angeles, California and supports musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and recognition in the new music business era. As one of the six Akademia board members, Ken concentrates his efforts on the Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel categories, guiding artists from the earliest stages to commercial success. Record executive BJ Lobermann is the head of Rock, Country, Folk and Acoustic.
The following are all recipients in the Pop Rock awards category. Click on their names to view their award certificate page on the Akademia website.
Pop Rock - Best Ep - The Avid Light
Pop Rock/Country - Best Song - Bogofish
Pop Rock/Folk - Best Song - Siikamaki &Kirki
Pop Rock/Singer Songwriter - Best Song - Love Hate Rebellion
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