The N.Y. Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame honors Capital District residents who have made outstanding contributions to, or significant impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of the music industry. These contributions can be national, regional, or local. Nominees must have been born in the Capital Region and / or have lived here and / or operated in the Capital Region during their lifetime. As a general rule, nominees must have been active in the music industry for a minimum of 20 years. Exceptions can be made in the case of a candidate’s premature death or due to outstanding service or special circumstances. Recipients can be performers or non-performers.
PERFORMERS: Instrumental and / or vocal. Individuals or bands/groups/ensembles.
NON-PERFORMERS: Songwriters, producers, conductors, engineers, disc jockeys, record company executives, journalists, promoters, and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on music. In addition: Business, organization and institutional leaders, philanthropists, venue operators, and others who has made it possible for us to listen to the music that we love.
The permanent location of the Eddies Capital Region Music Hall of Fame will be announced April 14. The name(s) of the Hall of Fame recipient(s) will be announced ahead of the ceremony.