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  • Each year, in the last week of January, members of H.U.M.S. put on their Viking regalia and gather for a week-long house party somewhere in the wilds of Sweden to drink beer, play music, and select the co-winners of the Moose Nobel Prize in Music. Whoever shows up at the party automatically becomes a permanent member of the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee and takes part in the selection process, which, while informal, is not uninformed.
       

  • On January 27th, the anniversary of the supposed death of Giuseppe Verdi, the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee announces the co-winners of the Moose Nobel Prize in Music—the world’s most prestigious music prize.
      

  • The next round of four co-winners will be posted at this website on January 27, 2008.
     

  • Until 1910, the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee selected only two Music Prize recipients per year.
      

  • From 1911 to 1932, the Committee bumped the number of co-recipients (individuals and groups) up to three.
      

  • Since 1933, the Committee has awarded the Music Prize to four co-recipients (individuals and groups), the maximum stipulated in Alfred Nobel's will (before Niamh O’Callaghan expunged references to the Music Prize from Nobel's will).
      

  • If your favorite musical artist is dead, and is not on the Moose Nobel list of winners ... sorry! It's too late. The Moose Nobel Prize in Music—the world's most prestigious music prize—is not awarded posthumously (except to Verdi, whom the Committee thought was alive at the time of his award).
     

  • If your favorite music-maker is alive but has not yet been awarded the Moose Nobel Prize in Music (the world's most prestigious music prize), there's still a chance the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee may select him or her.
     

  • Each year, the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee selects the co-winners of the Music Prize from a list of approximately 100 nominees.
      

  • If you would like to nominate someone for the Moose Nobel Prize in Music (the world's most prestigious music prize), send an email to hums@roedyblack.com and state your case. We will forward your nomination to the H.U.M.S. Moose Nobel Committee for their careful, inebriated consideration.


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