The Funny Music Project, aka The FuMP, is a web site launched in 2007 offering biweekly songs from comedy musicians. All of the music is podsafe, DRM-free, and available via free download from the web site. A recent song by "the great Luke Ski," for example, parodies "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
The Parsec Awards were created in 2006 by author Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga of Farpoint Media, and author Tracy Hickman to recognize excellence in speculative fiction podcasting. The award is given out each year at Dragon*Con to science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors who make their work available via podcast. In 2009, the awards added a category for music.
"When I found out The FuMP was nominated for a Parsec Award, I was shocked because I wasn't the one who nominated it," joked Tom Rockwell, a comedian and rapper known as Devo Spice.
Rockwell, manager of The FuMP, was in the audience for the awards and performed three songs during the ceremony. The award was presented by Rick Stringer, creator and host of the Parsec Award-winning podcast Variant Frequencies.
"This award really means a lot to me because we have put so much time and effort into The FuMP. It's great to have that recognized,"
Also nominated in the music category were FETIDUS (The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural)
On the web:
The Funny Music Project: http://www.thefump.com
The Parsec Awards: http://www.parsecawards.com