RightOutTV names LGBT video award winners

On Sunday, the web-based LGBT music channel RightOutTV named its first winners in its inaugural RightOutTV Video Awards. The nominees were a healthy list of bands and solo artists across the spectrum and judges narrowed down the field to winners in 13 categories.

“Many of the judges reported that it was difficult picking just one winner from such an incredible pool of talent,” awards co-producer Tully Callender said.

“It made us beam with pride knowing that many of the artists were being exposed to these industry professionals for the first time and they were completely impressed…but we knew they would be,” added Marlee Walchuk, Tully’s wife and the other half of the RightOutTV production team.

And the winners are after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

RightOutTV announces nominees for its inaugural music video awards

The last time I wrote about RightOutTV, they were just getting started with their mission of providing an outlet for music videos by LGBT musicians. A year later, the site is about to give out its first awards. They posted the nominees for the first RightOutTV Music Video Awards. OK, it’s not MTV, but the channel, started by Sugarbeach duo Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender, has remained committed to their mission and the list is a healthy representation of the past year’s offerings by queer musicians. They even have judges!

Texas didn’t fare too well in the nominees list. Actually, it didn’t fare at all. But several artists that we have reported on made the cut including Sonia & Disappear Fear with three noms, Nhojj with two and Melissa Ferrick with one. There are some impressive videos in the bunch but I’m kinda pulling for Yovanni’s “Hello.” The production on that is insanely good.

A list of the nominees is after the jump. Winners will be announced Nov. 27.

—  Rich Lopez