Video / Il Volo perform at Wind Music Awards 2015
VERONA, ITALY – The Wind Music Awards are non-competitive musical awards honoring Italian music artists who have sold a certain amount of copies of an album, digital song, or music DVD over the previous year in Italy, as certified by the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. The awards are organized by Milan-based agency Friends & Partners and are sponsored by Italian phone company Wind.
From 2007 to 2009, the awards were held in Rome, first in the Auditorium Conciliazione and then in the Valle Giulia. Since 2009, the event has been held in the Verona Arena, previously home to the Festivalbar, for which the Wind Music Awards has been seen as a replacement. The first five years of the awards were broadcast at on television network Italia 1; they have been broadcast on Rai 1 since 2012. The event has also been broadcast on radio station RTL 102.5.