ArtOfficial, Miami’s innovative jazz and hip hop hybrid, won the Florida Chapter of The Recording Academy’s annual Florida GRAMMY Showcase on Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
Hand-picked from a pool of nearly 400 hopefuls from across the state and Puerto Rico, ArtOfficial beat out five finalists, including Miami indie favorite Awesome New Republic. The band received a $25,000 artist development package from The Recording Academy that features the latest software, music equipment, consultations, studio time and other valuable services.
The competition took place in conjunction with the 8th annual Florida Music Festival, which boasts more than 20,000 attendees, approximately 250 bands and 11 stages in downtown Orlando.
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