David Knight - 12th Sept 2011

IMD Fastrax, the UK's premier distributor of new release music videos to the TV industry as well as broadcast audio to commercial radio, is now confirmed as the latest sponsor of the UK Music Video Awards 2011.

For the second year running IMD Fastrax is sponsoring the Best Commissioner award at the UK MVAs - reflecting its very important relationship with the British music industry. And this year IMD Fastrax are Gold Sponsors of the UK Music Video Awards.

The IMD Fastrax system delivers new music videos and music release singles to broadcasters in a fast, secure and cost effective way, providing the industry standard for more than six years.

"As the gold standard distributor of new release music videos to the broadcast industry, IMD Fastrax is delighted to be in partnership with the UK Music Video Awards 2011," says Rupak Rahman, head of Fastrax. "Music videos are an integral part of the promotional process and IMD Fastrax is proud to be working in conjunction with awards that showcase the best creative talent within the industry."

The MVA for Best Commissioner is awarded for the most impressive work by a label or freelance video commissioner over the course of the past year, as voted by members of the British music video industry. The IMD Fastrax-sponsored award in 2010 was won by Polydor's Ross Anderson. Ballots to decide the winner of this years Individual awards, including Best Commissioner, are to be sent out to MVA Jury Members next week (week of September 19th).

Judging for the UK MVAs 11 continues in earnest for the next few weeks - first round judging via the UKMVA online judging platform must end this Wednesday, September 14th, followed by second round judging running until early October. And as part of their more prestigious Gold Sponsorship, IMD Fastrax are also a Judging Partner of the UK Music Video Awards 2011, which means that the company will be hosting a judging session for one of the awards at their premises in the coming weeks.

Nominations for the UK MVAs 11 will take announced shortly afterwards, and the UK Music Video Awards 2011 itself takes place on November 8th 2011 at The Empire in Leicester Square, London.

For more information and to book tickets to British music video's big awards event of the year, go to ukmva.com.

David Knight - 12th Sept 2011

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