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Interview: with Wayne Koss
The mission of The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame is to recognize the most creative and substantive artists and industry personnel, alongside significant music achievements of yesterday and today from the state’s music composers, songwriters, producers, engineers, radio personalities... and to place all in the history annals for posterity. Moreover, recognizing and honoring deserving talent! That's what its all about. I don’t know of any field that has more spirited passion that motivates great works than the music business. No industry like the arts has so many talented individuals that place importance of their work over higher monetary opportunities,” said show Chairman Wayne Koss.
The show schedule(s) have a strong emphasis on music performances with brief award presentations and video reels. Another feature of the shows will be the unique collaborations taking place among artists. Several celebrities and music industry personalities will present awards with special hosts.
The group of individuals involved in this production are fueled by a passion and mission to nurture intrinsic talent, while providing them a valuable mass-market media audience from a (U.S.) state that is notably second only to California in entertainment business revenue. Moreover, Florida encompasses a vast melting pot of music styles of genres articulating trends and extending a plethora of excitement to all. Furthermore, it’s a scene that is growing deeper in culture and greater with a 20 million plus population within and close to 100 million tourists annually.
The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Shows advance this exciting culture across the universe with this show’s expansive production while providing a strong base for subsequent generations. After all, music is the best universal language and a peaceful method in bringing the world together in harmony.
Wayne Koss - Chairman of the Florida Music Awards with world-reknown Florida music artists Yanni
Hi Wayne: I just read the beautiful letter. I am truly honored and absolutely humbled. Count me to help and perform as needed. I'm always at your service!
Thia announcement is a lifetime highlight for our family, community, and myself. As you tirelessly and beautifully celebrate and remind us South Florida is home to some of the greatest musical contributors in the history of American Music. I am humbled and honored to be among such an elite list that includes heroes and giants with whom I have worked and learned. As I sit here completely overwhelmed and with my saxophone in my lap, rest assured that I will only stop trying to live up to this honor and making positive contributions to our community and music when my days on earth come to an end. Until then, there is much work to do. Thank you.
Most thankful; and overwhelmed,
2015 Latin Grammy® Award Winner for Best Instrumental Album
Five-time Grammy® nominee
2015 FacultyAwards.org Best Professor - Miami Dade College
2015 Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Medal recipient
Tenured Full Professor of Music Business and Production - Miami Dade College
2014 United Teachers of Dade Champion of Education - Entertainment and the Arts
2013 King of Carnival Miami
Here is the long version VIDEO of the legendary Burt Reynolds Press Interview @ the 2017 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Kick Off Party with Bertie Higgins, Rick Derringer, among others.
BACKSTAGE PASS VIDEO with VIP TV:
Burt Reynolds, Bertie Higgins, Rick Derringer, Lee Tiger at the Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame '17 Kick Off Event
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