Dart Music International

Dart Music International Icon Awards

We had such a great night at our first annual Icon Awards! Thank you to our wonderful Award recipients, entertainers, sponsors, and everyone who attended. Check out the slide show to the right and see more photos (or add your own) at our Flickr Photo Group.

To recap....
On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at The Parish Emcee Kevin Connor served as the conductor extraordinaire for our "Backstage Pass to the World" - VIP reception, musical performances, awards presentation, and silent auction.

Patricia Vonne started things off at the VIP reception, and was followed by performances from Stanley Samuelson from the Faroe Islands, courtesy of The House of Songs, and a blistering performance from The Black And White Years

About the Icon Award
For outstanding contributions enriching Austin's quality of life through the musical arts, with emphasis on international and intercultural exchange.

2010 Recipients:

Jim Butler - Manager of Creative Industries Development for the City of Austin and staff of the Austin Music Commission.

Roky Erickson - Native Austin singer/songwriter and founding member of the influential group 13th Floor Elevators, who coined the term "psychedelic rock."

Terry Lickona - Executive producer of Austin City Limits Limits on PBS and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

Rose Reyes - Director of Music Marketing for the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Our generous sponsors helped us to keep Austin's music scene international! Their support helps international acts to Austin, spreads the Gospel According to Austin throughout theglobal music world and ensures the culture of creativity we cherish in our hometown.

Platinum Sponsor:   The House Of Songs

The House of Songs is a partnership between a group of Danish songwriters guilds (led by the DJBFA and DPA) and songwriters and producers in Austin, in which Scandinavian and American artists collaborate on new material and find new ways to distribute songs. A two-bedroom house in South Austin is where visiting songwriters live, co-write and explore the music scene during nine- to 12-day stays in "the Live Music Capital of the World." It's a two-fold mission: to link talented musical artists from two countries that appreciate, cultivate and exalt live music into worthy collaborations that produce new material and to find new ways to share the results with the world.

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Design Within Reach   |   Gibson Guitar   |   The Highball   |   Hotel San Jose
The iPod Concierge   |   Maybe Mars   |   Andrea McAlister   |   Path Salon
Red's Porch   |   Warehouse Pool Supply   |   Billy Zachary Acupuncture

Silent Auction
10% of all Silent Auction proceeds are designated for Haitian relief efforts.

Who Made It Happen
Our volunteers and contributors who put in their time, effort, talent, and money. Without them none of our programs would see the light of day.

Event Coordinators: Pamela Burton and Valeri Marquart
Event Production: Enrique Bravo, Melody Lemonds, Mike Sammon
Silent Auction: Patricia Albright, Andrea McAlister
Award and Graphic Design: In Churl Yo
Floral Design: Paula Gauthier
Photography: Rosy Lea
PR and Marketing: Jo Rae Di Menno, Karen Egeland, Jessie Torissi
Volunteers: Lauren Burton, Matthew Crombie, Jessie O'Connell, Reneau Skinner, Linda Thompson, Max Van Wagner, Lisa Wood

Dart Music International's Icon Awards at the Parish
Austin 360: Out & About, USA
By Michael Barnes
"Clearly, a need existed. When I first met Dave Dart, not that long ago, he was helping foreign acts navigate the logistics of the South by Southwest Music Festival. It was just Dave. No organization. No student interns. No board. No fundraisers." Read more...

Five Minutes with Dave Dart on the Backstage Pass To The World
Indie Sounds from Harris Radio, USA
By Pete Harris
"It's award season.  The Austin Chronicle has their own (Trisha Keefer for miscellaneous instrument please).  The Grammy's are looming (let's hope for a win for Sarah Jarosz).  And there's also a new awards event called Backstage Pass to the World coming up.  Indie Sounds asked award/event creator Dave Dart about it, and about his Dart Music International organization." Read more...

Backstage Pass To The World Photo Gallery
Austin 360: A-List, USA
By David Weaver
"A-List photos from the Backstage Pass To The World Dart Music International Icon Awards show at the Parish. 1.19.10." Read more...