Nominations are open for Goldmine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Issue!

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Brian Wilson, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones and Queen all were featured in Goldmine's first-ever Readers' Choice issue.

It’s time to start nominating your favorite albums and acts for the 2012 Goldmine Readers’ Choice issue.

We’ve already heard from a few of you, so rest assured that Three Dog Night, The Fendermen, Gov’t Mule, Mountain and all three generations of Hank Williamses are all on the ballot, thanks to nominations we’ve already received from readers Dale Frame, Floyd Flaten, Howard Eldridge and Smitty Swartz.

Goldmine editors have a strict hands-off policy when it comes to the nominations. If you, the readers, don’t make a nomination, it won’t be on the ballot, no matter how outstanding, popular or deserving it might be. There’s no limit to the number of nominations you can make, so feel free to offer up ideas on a regular basis.

It’s easy to make nominations. You can:

• Comment on this story, including your nominees in the comment.
• Send an e-mail to; be sure to include Readers’ Choice in the subject line).
• Fax us your list to 71-445-4087, Attention: Goldmine Readers’ Choice.
• Drop us a line at Goldmine, Attention Readers’ Choice, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54990.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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3 thoughts on “Nominations are open for Goldmine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Issue!

  1. Having no luck submitting names for reader’s choice issue per instructions, two email tries have been rejected. So, I’ll try your patience apart from the preferred process. Brenda Lee and Connie Francis.


    MDNA TOUR WAS BILLBOARDS TOP TOUR OF 2012 WITH 88 SOLD OUT SHOWS ON 4 CONTINENTS GROSSING $305,158,362 and 2,212,353 in attendance. It was the 10 top grossing tour of all time. I’ve been to over 15 Madonna concerts dating back to 1984 and the MDNA Tour was EPIC.

    1. A seasoned pro: this is Madonna’s ninth concert tour, in support of her 12th studio album MDNA.
    2. Famous firsts: the MDNA tour marked Madonna’s first performances in the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Scotland and Colombia.
    3. Deep, but with plenty of dancing, too: Madonna divides the MDNA show into sections titled Transgression, Prophecy, Masculine/Feminine and Redemption.
    4. She’s still got it (duh): Billboard ranked this as the highest-grossing tour of 2012, with over $305 million grossed from 88 sold-out shows.
    5. Double whammy: the MDNA tour’s success makes it the second highest grossing tour of all time by a female artist. Number one? Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour.
    6. Fashion forward: Madonna’s long-time designer Jean Paul Gaultier created the costumes for this tour.
    7. Can you blame them? Fans lined up 24 hours in advance to score tickets for Madonna’s first-ever show in Abu Dhabi.
    8. Annnnnd go! 60,000 tickets for Madonna’s performance at Yankee Stadium sold out in just 20 minutes, prompting concert promoters to add a second NYC date.
    9. Not to be outdone by the Big Apple, Madonna’s Kansas City fans snapped up tickets so fast the show sold out in a mere 12 minutes.
    10. For those about to rock: tickets for the show at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa sold out in 21 minutes to become the fastest-selling concert in the venue’s history, knocking off previous record holders AC/DC.

    MDNA was the 12th best selling album of 2012 according to IFPI’s report. Shipments: 1.800.000 (IFPI/Vivendi’s 2012 Annual Report).

    Universal Taiwan: Shipments of 1.400.000 as of Apr 2012 (Facebook), “9 countries are Platinum and 14 (including Taiwan) are Gold”.

    2013 re-entries in Austria, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland due to merging with MDNA World Tour CD.

    1 CAPIF stopped publishing charts in 2011. Using the Reporter chart instead which is not official. 2 Also includes albums from Slovakia. 3 Cumulative total is for 2012, published on the Year End Chart.
    All positions taken from official album charts published on the Internet by each national recording industry association or official releases from Interscope, except when indicated. M = Midprice chart. NC = chart not published.
    Certifications and sales in green are taken from non-official sources and have not been confirmed. Red = #1, Orange = #2, Dark Blue = Top 5, Dark Green = Top 10.

    Pre-order version reached #1 on the iTunes album chart of 51 countries and achieved largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history. Subsequent release reached #1 in 40 countries.

    Other peak positions/sales:
    Colombia 2P
    Estonia 3
    Hong Kong 1 G (HMV)
    Israel 1 (MusicaNeto)
    Romania G
    South Africa 16 G
    Turkey 1
    Venezuela G

    Also the DVD for the MDNA Tour which came out recently hit #1 in 14 countries including the USA.

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