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COTT Awards

With a diverse membership representing a variety of genres, membership activities provide a melting pot of the finest Trinidad and Tobago culture.

Annual Music Awards

COTT’s Annual Music Awards is primarily designed to pay tribute to member songwriters, composers and music publishers, reinstating credibility to creators, whose efforts are often overshadowed by the spotlight accorded performing artistes who popularize their works.

Although the performer and songwriter are sometimes a single identity, completely different skills and talents are involved.  At the basis of COTT's corporate philosophy is the view that without the creation of music there would be no need for an entertainer.

With membership now well past the 1,400, COTT administers most of this country’s music.

Awards Criteria

For the categories of Songwriter, Female Songwriter, New Songwriter, and Publisher of the Year the criteria are based on performance and recording of various songs written or co-written by the nominees according to broadcast logs, live performances, recordings and other data provided to COTT during the period 2004 to 2005.

  • Classic of the Year is based on a composition released over 10 years ago, but which is still being performed and/ or recorded in T&T or overseas according to broadcast logs, live performances, recordings and other data provided to COTT during the year.
  • Jingle of the Year is based on an existing composition, which was adapted for use in commercial advertising and licensed by COTT during the year.
  • All other "Song" categories are based on performance and recording of the nominated songs written by the respective nominees according to broadcast logs, live performances, recordings & other data provided to COTT for the year..
  • Golden Achievement is conferred on a long-standing member of COTT whose music is still active and who has contributed to the growth and development of T&T music.
  • Treasured Licensee is conferred on a customer of COTT who respects the value of music and who co-operates by willingly paying royalties on a timely basis.

Updates

    Machel and Kes the Band for the 2011 Soul Train Awards

    machelThe Soul Train Music Awards for 2011, have nominated both reigning Road March and Soca Monarch, Machel Montano, and Groovy Soca Monarch Kes Dieffenthaller of Kes the Band for the prestigious award in the category of Best Caribbean Performance with their hit singles, “Bend Over” and “Wotless”.

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