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About The Deli's Year End Poll nomination

By: The Folks at The Deli

February 03, 2016

So you have been nominated for The Deli's Best of NYC Poll... now what? And... Why?

Ok, your band was nominated for our Best of your region's poll, huzzah!

Now you may wonder what the prizes linked to this poll are, and maybe also how you ended up on this list and how everything works...

Well, this page tries to answers these questions, while this other page has the poll's rules.

Let's go in order:

WHY AM I IN THIS LIST?

The thing about our year end poll is that (unlike too many others) artists don't have to submit to it. We asked people from your music scene such as promoters, bloggers, DJs and record store owners to tell us what their favorite emerging artists of 2015 were, and your band was mentioned. Some artists also qualify through our Open Submissions system.

WHO WINS THE POLL?

The first thing you need to be aware of is that there will be two winners:

1. The winner of the Composite Chart - which adds up all the votes we gather from jurors, Deli writers and readers. For example, here are the results from last year's NYC poll.
2. The winner of the Readers/Fans Poll - which only considers the results of the poll open to the public (which is the one in all likelyhood we just informed you about).
 

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

PRIZES FOR COMPOSITE CHART WINNER:

1. FEATURE ON THE UPCOMING DELI SXSW ISSUE
2. A free copy of Cakewalk Sonar Professional DAW
3. Free Eventide Audio Plug Ins
4. Free mastering with The Lodge Mastering
5. Artist of the Month Banner on The Deli's website for 10 days

PRIZES FOR READERS/FANS' POLL WINNER:

1. PIC + BAND NAME ON THE UPCOMING DELI SXSW ISSUE
2. A free copy of Cakewalk Sonar Professional DAW
3. Free Eventide Audio Plug Ins
4. Free mastering with The Lodge Mastering
5. Artist of the Month Banner on The Deli's website for 10 days

WHY SHOULD I SEND MY FANS TO VOTE FOR THIS?
 
The Deli (a 100% independent effort , exactly like your band) gets 70k-80k unique visitors per month, and it's followed by many music industry professionals - so being in the poll might put you in touch with people who can help you with your career. And then there are the prizes...


WHAT'S THE DELI'S MISSION AND REPUTATION

The Deli is the only website that covers emerging bands and artists in their local scene. Our mission is to foster and expose new and exciting local music. 

In 2005 Grizzly Bear was on the cover of our first NYC print issue. Previous Poll winners and top artists include: Foxygen (2013), Lucius (2012), Porches (2014), Yeasayer (2008) Chairlift (2009), Vampire Weekend (2007), The Dodos (2008), Vivian Girls (2008), Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2006), Freelance Whales (2009), Local Naatives (2009) Talk Normal (2009), and Bear in Heaven (2009) among others. 

The goal of this poll is to create a list as accurate as possible of the best emerging artists our local scene has expressed in 2010.

Please forward any questions to info - at - thedelimagazine - dot - com

The Deli's Staff