(CLEVELAND) The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced nominees for the Class of 2019. Voting is now open and you can cast your ballot here.
The Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 are:
- Def Leppard
- Janet Jackson
- John Prine
- LL Cool J
- Rage Against the Machine
- Roxy Music
- Stevie Nicks
- The Cure
- Todd Rundgren
- Rufus & Chaka Khan
- The Zombies
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Six out of 15 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including: Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and Todd Rundgren.
Inductees will be announced in December 2018. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th, 2019. Ticket on-sale information will be announced in January.
Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 9th and continuing through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 9th, 2018, fans can visit rockhall.com to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Fans will need to login to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.
Fans can also visit the Museum in Cleveland to cast their vote in person using the Voice Your Choice interactives adjacent to the 2018 Inductee exhibit in the new Hall of Fame Gallery, presented by KeyBank.
HBO will also once again broadcast the ceremony in 2019 and SiriusXM will also carry a radio simulcast, along with specials leading up to the Ceremony devoted to the Rock Hall’s Inductees—past and present— on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).
A limited number of pre-sale tickets for the 2019 Induction Ceremony will be made available for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame donors and members in advance of the public sale. To be eligible for the member pre-sale opportunity, you must be an active Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member by December 31st, 2018. Supporters of the Donor Circle by December 31st, 2018 have the opportunity to access premium balcony tickets and VIP packages directly through Rock Hall staff and skip the member pre-sale. Join or renew your Rock Hall membership or donor status by December 31st, 2018 to gain access to these opportunities. For more information on how to become a member, call the membership hotline at (216) 515-8425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Donor Circle, call (216) 515-1222 or email email@example.com.
Here are a few more things to know as voting begins:
The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Fans will need to login to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
Inductees will be announced in December and the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place in NYC in Spring 2019. The Induction Ceremony will return to Cleveland in 2020.
The 2019 Inductee exhibit will open in March 2019. The 2018 Inductee exhibit is currently on display in the Museum’s new Hall of Fame Gallery, presented by KeyBank, which opened in April. Visit the Rock Hall to learn more about this year’s Nominees through stories and artifacts highlighted and great programs focused on the organizations mission to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll.
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