KAA, Live aid, R&R circus DVDs win awards



JOELTLE515 at aol.com JOELTLE515 at aol.com
Thu Mar 31 22:05:55 CST 2005


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2005--A stirring tribute concert to 
the late George Harrison was named best of show at the first-ever Music DVD 
Awards, presented last night in Century City, Calif. "Concert for George," 
released by Warner Strategic Marketing, was among seven music DVDs honored at the 
awards, established by Home Media Retailing magazine to recognize achievements 
in the fast-growing music DVD market. 

Other winners, selected by a panel of critics from Home Media Retailing, USA 
Today and other publications: 
Best Concert Video -- "Live Aid," Warner Strategic Marketing
Best Compilation -- "Director's Label Box Set," Palm Pictures
Best Documentary -- "Dig!," Palm Pictures
Best Music Feature -- "The Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus," Abkco 
Records/Blink Digital
Best Special Features/Bonus Materials -- "Ramones: Raw," Image Entertainment
Best Catalog Title -- "The Who: The Kids Are Alright," Geneon Entertainment 

The winners were chosen from more than 130 entries submitted by the record 
companies and music DVD distributors. All titles released in calendar 2004 were 
eligible, except for best catalog, for which any music DVD released since the 
DVD format's birth in March 1997 could be considered. 

The Music DVD Awards were part of the inaugural Music DVD Conference, 
produced by Home Media Retailing in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment 
Group, The Hollywood Reporter and the Video Software Dealers Association. The 
conference attracted more than 250 attendees, including top executives with the 
major record labels and key independent record companies, major music 
retailers from around the country, key members of the music press and other industry 
leaders. 

The event also included a keynote address from Tommy Ramone, the co-founder 
and only surviving original member of seminal American punk band The Ramones, 
and a performance by LaToya London, the Peak/Concords recording artist who 
captivated audiences throughout the country with her soulful performances on the 
2004 season of "American Idol." 

Home Media Retailing is the leading business-to-business publication serving 
the home entertainment market. The weekly tabloid is published by Advanstar 
Communications. 



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