The 1st Annual
New Mexico Music Industry Coalition “MIC” Awards

Presented on May 16, 1988

For Music Produced in 1987

The first year, the New Mexico Music Industry Coalition, or New Mexico “MIC” had 68 entries in twenty-one categories. The event was held at Ramada Classic Hotel in Albuquerque (now the Sheraton Uptown) and presenters included news anchor Jane Metzler and KZRR 94 Rock morning drive personality TJ Trout. One category, “Best Musical Production-Other” was created for all of those entries that did not fall into a specific category, like New Age, Industrial, Classical and the then emerging Punk.

 

 

Best Promotional Concept

“Promotional Release”

Tim Rich

Best Live Recording Production

“Jon Gagan Live from Bow Wow Records”

Kevin Zoernig

Best Live Video Production

“The Planets”

News Year’s Eve

Kevin Hughes

Best Soundtrack

“Only The Best”

Paul Marcus & Jim Cameron

Best Musical Production
Rock & Roll

“Beauty Is Effective

Kevin Hughes, Andrea & John Cline

Best Musical Production
Pop

“Grace Under Pressure”

Daryl Piper & Tom Mitchell

Best Musical Production
R&B Soul/Funk/Rap

“No More Rap”

Daryl Piper & Tom Mitchell

Best Musical Production
Country

“(Come out from behind the bar and) Katie Lets Dance”

Jose Ponce & Eric Larson

Best Musical Production
Metal

“Lost Time

Tryax

Best Musical Production
Jazz

“Parade of Strangers”

Consuelo Luz

Best Musical Production
Traditional Style Hispanic

“Milagro”

Eric Larson

Best Musical Production
Traditional Christian/Gospel

“Lullaby Little Manger Boy”

Eric Larson

Best Musical Production
Jingle – Composition

“It’s Electric”

The Shakers & Phil Appelbaum

Best Musical Production
Remake

“Secret Agent Man”

Michael Swick

Best Musical Production
Jingle – Production & Engineering

“Come See the World”

John Cline & Phil Appelbaum

Best Arrangement

“I Remember”

Best Engineer

“Rio Grande River”

Tim Rich

Best Final Product

“The Muttz”

John Cline/Muttz

Best Producer

“Bone Pilgrim”

John Cline/Muttz

Best of Show

“Bone Pilgrim”

Jeff Nelson, Jack Cliff and Baird Banner