Al Bowman is the founder and executive producer of the Los Angeles Music Awards; and co-founder of the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and Phoenix Music Awards . . .
After a decade of attending award shows including The Grammy’s, Oscars, American Music Awards and other shows, Bowman learned the inner workings of how to produce a Hollywood class awards show while creating powerful connections with celebrities and key players in the entertainment industry, and in 1991 the entrepreneur in Bowman saw an opportunity and created the first Los Angeles Music Awards event. Since then the annual red carpet gala has been held at some the most recognizable venues in the world including: The Whisky a Go-Go, The Roxy, The House of Blues, the Hollywood Palladium, The Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, The Music Box Theater, The Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios and our current home, The Avalon Theater.
In 2007, Bowman and LAMA co-executive producer Susanna Griffie, founded The Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards which takes place at the Los Angeles Music Awards and honors leaders in the entertainment, music, sports, political, television and film industries whose invaluable contributions have defined excellence in their fields.
The following year Bowman and Griffie also founded The Phoenix Music Awards; representing a six state area of the southwestern United States including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Artists and bands from all over the southwest are eligible to participate in this event. Now in its 24th year, the Los Angeles Music Awards has built a legacy by bringing recognition to many independent artists and bands.