XM Does Its Own Grammies

XM Satellite Radio yesterday announced plans for their first ever music awards. Dubbed the XM Nation Music Awards, winners are set to be announced Monday, Dec. 5.

The XM Nation Music Awards, which can be voted for online through Nov. 27, already have nominees selected by XM’s programming staff with categories that range from favorite cover song to the artist most overlooked by traditional radio. Categories for voting are also in XM’s “neighborhoods”, or genres, such as Decades, Latin and Movies.

“The XM Nation Music Awards reinvent the music award to reflect the expertise of XM’s programming staff, the diversity of XM’s music programming and the broad range of tastes and sensibilities of our subscribers,” said Eric Logan, XM’s executive vice president of programming, in a statement.