Different on purpose
In 2015, Lina Jones, the owner and founder of the LJ Diamond Awards, initiated an event that aimed to give back and acknowledge independent artists who allowed her to use their music on her show, The LJDSNShow in 2014. The original intent of the awards was to fill in gaps between guests during her two-hour program. Over time it became challenging to maintain this format due to difficulties finding emerging talent. To address this issue, Lina reached out via Facebook and Twitter to various independent artists she followed. Jimmy Packets., Steve Hester., Michael Brondstetter, Jay Walks, Norma Jean Angel and a few others granted her permission to play their already established music. Moved by these artists’ struggles in getting their work heard, Lina decided to create an awards ceremony as a way of giving back while supporting independent talent. This is how the LJ Diamond Awards came into existence.
Podcasting has become a popular and trendy tool for businesses to market and brand themselves. It allows people to get a glimpse into the personality and character of your business. In line with this, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Podcast awards in 2024. The winners will be selected based on the popularity and quality of their content. Be sure to bookmark this page to stay updated on all the details. If you are interested in becoming a #DiamondPodcaster, click the button to learn more.
In order to meet the needs of all artists, whether independent or commercial, we have made an important addition to our awards for the year 2024. We are now accepting video submissions, which will be evaluated based on their popularity and creativity. To submit your video, please provide us with a YouTube link or send us the MP4 file. Once received, the videos will be featured on the LJDNRadio.com website for all to enjoy.
We have had the opportunity to encounter a multitude of diverse trophy designs throughout our journey. Our ultimate aspiration is to craft our own unique and distinct trophy, which will undoubtedly come to fruition in due course. However, in the meantime, we procure trophies for our deserving winners. There is truly nothing more gratifying than possessing a memento that showcases your dedication and perseverance, which perfectly encapsulates the essence of our rewards ceremony.