After a three-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brazilian Music Award (PMB) will return in April 2023.
The traditional celebration of national music will become more inclusive as of its 30th edition: the “Best Singer” and “Best Singer” categories cease to exist, and give way to the “Best Interpreter” category, covering male, female and non-male artists. binaries.
Other categories that also saw changes were the former “Pop/Rock/Reggae/Hip Hop/Funk”, which was named “Urban Music”, and the former “Best DVD”, which is now “Best Audiovisual Product” – in which Video clips, projects for video platforms, DVDs and music documentaries can compete.
Created by José Maurício Machline in 1987, today the award is governed by a council, composed of artists such as Antônio Carlos Miguel, Arnaldo Antunes, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Karol Conka, Ney Matogrosso, Wanderléa and Yamandu Costa, in addition to mastermind. Machline and Heloisa Guarita direct the project.
In the coming months, artists registered for the award will be able to participate in a program to promote Brazilian music, with their production being publicized throughout the year.
In a press release, the PMB stated that it has its eyes on the future, thinking about its presence in the digital environment, with technologies such as the metaverse and NFTs.
Every year, the Brazilian Music Award honors an artist: in its debut, the chosen one was Vinícius de Moraes, and some other laureates were Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, Rita Lee, Gal Costa, Lulu Santos and Tom Jobim. The honoree of the next edition should be revealed soon.
Source: CNN Brasil