After going through voting period for 14 days since November 1, 2012, on November 15, 2012 finally ICEMA 2012 ended its voting. During the 14 days they managed to get 18.804 voters, spanning from 14.528 members of www.ICEMA.co.id.
Now it’s on the judges. They are going to meet to announce the winners of each categories of ICEMA 2012. For Favorite New Comers (FNC) category, from big 50 results received from the votes, the judges will select 5 winners according to the technical criteria set by the judges of ICEMA 2012.
While for other categories of ICEMA 2012, the judges will select the winners according to the closed voting made by the lines of judges and the team members of ICEMA which are spread over big cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Malang, Bali, Makassar, Palembang and Medan. The winners will be announced on November 28, 2012 at the ceremonial night of ICEMA 2012, located at the Rolling Stone Live Stage.
In this year’s ICEMA which is fully supported by The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Republic of Indonesia (Kemenparekraf), the committe have received more than 350 songs/albums from April 2010-July 2012.
The Indonesia Cutting-Edge Music Awards (ICEMA) is an awarding event given as appreciation to the Indonesian musicians who have renewal spirit of creating the musical work with new forms of expression, through the diverse musical exploration, thus offering new options of qualified musical work to the public. ICEMA was started its service in 2010 and now enters its second turn.
ICEMA 2012 is organized by MACS909 & 7evenotes with the support from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Republic of Indonesia (Kemenparekraf). This is align with the mission and programs of Kemenparekraf to boost up non-mainstream music industry, which is one manifestation of the creativity of Indonesian youth and increase the appreciation and insight to the diversity in Indonesian music. To support the mission of Kemenparekraf, this year ICEMA brings the theme “Carnival Music Indonesia” as a celebration of the rich diversity in Indonesian music scene.