Josie Music Award Nomination: Pop/Adult Contemporary Vocalist of the Year

Proud to share that I have been nominated for the @Josie Music Awards Pop/Adult Contemporary Vocalist of the Year!!!

Micky and I are in the midst of packing for a week on the road followed by a month working in Wellington NZ, but when we get our next moment of pause we’ll stop and raise a glass to this and some other wee wins this week🥂

The Josie Music Awards is the largest music award show in the independent music industry. They honor “exceptional talent, hard work, growth, and outstanding bodies of work, and contributions of those who inspire us, encourage us, and shape the culture of the global independent music industry.” Judged by a panel of industry professionals, 2024 saw 75,000 applicants compete for nomination in roughly 175 categories. The awards will be announced at the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Nashville USA in October.

I’m currently looking into if and how I could be in attendance, cause – THE GRAND OLE OPRY!!! But truly, it’s just an honor to be considered. Thank you to the panel who chose me and fellow nominees from a pool of 75,000 applicants. It’s a mind boggling number and amount of work done in service to the broader independent music community. Cheers to the mother/daughter team in Nashville who started these awards as a way to acknowledge the contributions of unsigned artists. As you all move mountains to appreciate our efforts, we see and appreciate yours. CONGRATULATIONS to my fellow 2024 nominees.

 Learn more about the JMAs

Also proud to share that our 48 Hour Film won Audience Choice for our heat – thank you to those who viewed and voted 🙏 We’ve also been shortlisted for the city finals! Get tickets, learn more, and view movies that have not been shortlisted now at

Upcoming Events:

June 21st: Maggie Cocco Acoustic at The Urban Winery, Napier

June 22nd: Drum and Bass Party – with live vocals! – at The Cabana, Napier

June 23rd: Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at The Cabana, Napier

June 26th: Maggie Cocco Music Workshops, The Stomach, Palmerston North LOTS OF TICKETS LEFT! TELL YOUR HAWKES BAY HUMANS!

July 1st – 31st: Wellington Residency! Thanks to patrons Bevan & Anne, Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths will be spending July working on Wellington based projects and collaborations! Stay tuned!

July 8th – 13th: To The Front Poneke 2024

July (Dates TBA): Science for Sociopaths Multimedia Performance & Exhibition at The Orphic Gallery, Whanganui

Project Updates:

Like A Moth Album Physical & Digital Release –

Global delays in music product manufacturing has put us about 3 months behind schedule with our vinyl & CD order through Diggers Factory . Still better than the two year waitlist we were orignally quoted! I’ve been advised that our order is on deck and that once things start happening – within the next week or so – they will happen quickly!

Music videos! I have teamed up with Cadby Kong and Utopian Propaganda to create 10 music videos – one for each song in Like A Moth – that can be watched separately or together as a 45 minute movie. This is no small feat, and I am in the midst of applying for grant funding to cover the assosicated costs. We are looking at a budget of $13000 for 10 music videos which we will be recording with a team of 4-5 people. This is an ambitious approach, but with proper planning we’re feeling like it’s not only possible, but possibly brilliant and in thorough keeping the project. Wish us luck!

Student Sponsors Needed:

Maggie Cocco Music has two differently abled adult students with limited income that would benefot from sponsorship. Tony and Joey both have a strong baritone voices and natural musicianship. Tony studies with Maggie Cocco Music for two hours each week, and Joey studies with me for one hour each week. Tony’s goal is to sing at the local music clubs, and after working with me to put out three albums of cover songs, Joey is putting together his first album of original music. Subsidizing needs for Tony are $60/week, and for Joey is $30/week.

Finances should not be a barrier to living your best life! Maggie Cocco Music services are Pay What You Can so that persons who mightn’t otherwise be able to afford them have access to quality music education and services. Support Maggie Cocco Music in this mission by giving a one-time gift (Zelle or PayPal to or becoming a sustainer on Patreon 🤍

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