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Entry is now open for the Online Music Awards a new forum for breaking talent.

Music award ceremonies tend to be little more than an industry love in, a celebration of who can pour the most money where. Cutting music into genre and regional lines, few manage to get it right.

The Online Music Awards is a new ceremony which aims to celebrate up and coming talent. Anyone can enter, providing that the musical act is not signed to a major label and writes original material.

The ceremony will have seven categories, of which five will be decided to industry experts. The shortlist will be decided by public vote - allowing fans to have their say.

Voting opens in May, with the final winners due to be announced on June 25th. Anyone over the age of 18 is allowed to enter, with the entire competition taking place online.

Entrance and nominations take place across the internet, but in addition to this voting, awards presentation and acceptances take place online. The largest web based music ceremony, the Online Music Awards aim to shed light on some less frequently explored genres.

St Helier Cider have stepped in as the main sponsor, marking a major collaboration with the Online Music Awards. The final ceremony takes place on June 25th, with a number of special guests.

The Noisettes are set to take part after being invited to join the award ceremony. Due to present one of the main awards, the band will be joined by Roll Deep and Radio One personality Tim Westwood.

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The St Helier Online Music Awards take place on June 25th.

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