In an interview, Michael B. Bierut, the executive director of the National Instruments Institute, said that the song that won the National Instrument Awards last year was the one by the Rolling Stones.
He said he didn’t want to get into the politics of the awards because they’re based on the wishes of the music community.
“There’s no political agenda,” he said.
“But if there’s a sentiment or a feeling, it should be acknowledged.
I don’t think anyone’s going to get upset if someone does a song that doesn’t agree with the music industry.”
Bierute, who was not in the audience for the awards, said he wasn’t surprised by the reaction from the music world.
“I think there’s been a general attitude of not getting too politically correct about this,” he told The Associated Press.
“It’s like if the Titanic was sunk in 1912.
I think it’s a little different.”
He said the awards recognize songs that are important to the public.
“We’re talking about a very specific time and place and time period,” he explained.
“Some songs that don’t resonate with us now will resonate with the next generation.”
The National Instruments Foundation awards are based on three criteria: the originality of the song, the quality of the instrument and the audience.
Biersut said the organization does not consider whether the music has a political agenda or whether it’s intended to be a political statement.
The awards, which are named after the U.S. National Instrument Society, are presented each year at the annual National Music Awards banquet.
The NISS Foundation awards, like the Grammy awards, are open to the music and media industry.
The foundation is the oldest and largest music and entertainment industry association in the United States.
The National Instrument Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization, according to its website.
The organization says it is dedicated to “promoting the development of innovative instruments and technologies for the advancement of human civilization.”