The 11 alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second-annual Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards.
William Michael Smith (left, photo by Chris Knight) and David Thorpe
Each of the 11 music editors around the country selected his or her favorite articles from 2013 in two categories: blog posts and print stories. A judging panel composed of Senior Music Editor Ben Westhoff, Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray, and me (I'm music editor of the Dallas Observer) then voted to pick the winners, who will get a cash prize.