Awards

SAY Award 2020 – open for submissions

20/07/2020

SAY Award 2020 – open for submission. The Scottish Album of the Year Award 2020 is open for submissions for Scottish Albums released between 1st April 2019 and 31st May 2020.

Since its inauguration in 2012, The SAY Award has grown to become Scotland’s most popular and prestigious music prize. The award covers all genres of music with previous longlist titles covering rock, alternative, traditional, hip-hop, folk, classical, dubstep, reggae, jazz and pop.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, The SAY Award campaign will go digital this year for the first time ever. In line with Government guidelines and with audience and artists’ safety at the forefront, The SAY Award’s live events will move online this year, meaning music fans across the country will have the chance to be part of the traditionally exclusive final award ceremony. All over the world, the music industry is striving to ascertain how to operate in this new normal, as the ramifications of the massive economic and cultural impacts continue to be felt. The SAY Award is committed to providing Scottish artists and music fans with an inspiring campaign which embodies the passion and resolute nature of Scotland’s ever evolving music scene.

The SAY Award ceremony will be broadcast on Thursday 29 October 2020, with more details to be announced. The winning artist will pick up a £20,000 cash prize, with the 9 runners up each being awarded £1,000. Each Shortlisted artist will also receive an exclusively designed piece of artwork from The SAY Award Design Commission.

The deadline for submitting an album is 31st July 2020.

For more information please visit: https://www.sayaward.com/

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021

09/06/2020

Applications are open for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021. Applicants between the ages of 16 and 27, either a singer or instrumentalist, are asked to submit audio and video playing traditional Scottish Music.

A panel of judges will review all entries and select a shortlist of 12 entrants by early July.  The semi-finals are currently due to take place in October and from that, 6 finalists will perform on Sunday 31st January 2021 as part of Celtic Connections Festival**.

The prize will consist of:

  • A recording session with BBC Scotland in Glasgow
  • An opportunity to perform at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
  • One year’s membership of Musicians Union.

All 6 finalists will receive one year’s membership of the TMSA and the opportunity to take part in the annual TMSA Young Trad Tour.

The deadline for entry is Midnight on the 25th of June 2020

For more information please visit BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician

 

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Trad Music Awards – Voting open

11/11/2019

2019 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards – Voting open. The Music Awards highlight Scotland’s traditional music in all its forms. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony which this year will be held in Aberdeen Music Hall on 7th December.

The Shortlist categories include:

Album of the Year

Belhaven Bursary for Innovation

Club of the Year,

Composer of the Year,

Community Project of the Year

Event of the Year

Gaelic Singer of the Year,

Musician of the Year, Live Act of the Year,

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year,

Scottish Dance Band of the Year,

Scottish Folk Band of the Year,

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year,

Trad Video of the Year

Music Tutor of the Year,

Up and Coming Artist of the Year,

Venue of the Year,

To vote for your favourite or to buy a ticket for the awards please visit: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/voting/ 

 

 

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Peter Whittingham Jazz Award Fund

18/09/2019

The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award Fund is a £5,000 award given to an emerging jazz musician or group to enable them to undertake a creative project which will support their professional development. The award can be used to fund recording, filming, touring, performances, mentoring, collaboration, promotion.

It’s open to creative, ambitious and committed jazz musicians and groups who can demonstrate that the proposed project will help develop their career. To apply, musicians are asked to provide a biography detailing musical development, recent activities within the jazz scene and career achievements. Two recordings of music must also be submitted and at least one must be an original composition.

Deadline for submissions is 9 am, Monday 14th October 2019.

Applicants will then be shortlisted for audition which will be held in London on Friday 1st November 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/peter-whittingham-jazz-award  

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SAY Awards – voting open

12/08/2019

SAY Awards – voting open. The public vote for the SAY Awards 2019 is now open. The 72 hour public voting window for the Scottish Album of The Year is open now and closes at midnight this Wednesday, 14th August. The Longlisted album which secures the most votes will automatically gain a place on the Shortlist, as well as a guaranteed minimum prize of £1,000.

A further 9 albums, decided by the SAY Award judging panel, will make up the shortlist which will be announced live on BBC Radio Scotland on Thursday 15th August between 9-10pm.

The Scottish Album of the Year Award ceremony will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 6 September 2019. The winning artist will pick up a £20,000 cash prize, with the 9 runners up each being awarded £1,000. Each Shortlisted artist will also receive an exclusively designed piece of artwork from the SAY Award Design Commission.

To place your vote, please visit: https://www.sayaward.com/

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Young Traditional Musician 2020 – applications open

24/06/2019

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2020 – applications open.

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2020 is open for applications. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019. The competition is open to individual musicians who stay in Scotland and are aged between 16 and 27 years as of the 24th July 2019.

To enter the competition, entrants must submit:

  • 10 minute recording of themselves playing traditional Scottish music
  • A short biography of their traditional music experience
  • A list of songs/tunes submitted and any relevant details of their source/background.
  • A 1 min home video of themselves performing in domestic or concert setting.

A panel of judges will review all entries and select a shortlist of up to 12 entrants. Following the semi-finals the judges will select 6 finalists who will then be invited to perform at the final which will be held in Glasgow on Sunday 2nd February 2020 as part of Celtic Connections Festival.  

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3KxTvJZ6N0wkdj1C6qCdQZF/bbc-radio-scotland-young-traditional-musician-2020

 

 

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Scottish Jazz Awards 2019 – voting open.

06/05/2019

The Scottish Jazz Awards 2019 – voting open. The Jazz awards celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and provide an opportunity to recognise the wide breadth of musical talent.

A panel of industry specialists, including media, press and promoters from across the UK, select the shortlists for the following categories of awards:

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow

Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whigham’s Jazz Club.

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD

New this year is the Services to Scottish Jazz Award, sponsored by Ticketmaster, which will recognise and celebrate those working behind the scenes. A Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland will also be presented at the awards ceremony with both winners chosen by the panel. Previous winners include Fionna Duncan, Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White and Ronnie Rae.

Public voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday 21 May. To vote, please visit: http://www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards/

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Drygate Brewery on Sunday 9 June. If you’d like to purchase tickets for the Scottish Jazz Awards please visit: Jazz Awards 2019 Tickets.

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Scottish Community Music Awards 2019 – nominations open

15/04/2019

The Scottish Community Music Awards 2019 are open for nominations. The Awards celebrate music teachers, community projects, young musicians, community organisations and composers, who, through music, make a difference to communities across Scotland. The Awards encompass a wide range of music groups including pipe bands, recorder groups, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, samba bands… across a wide range of musical genres.

The 5 categories are:

  • Community Music Teacher of the Year
  • Community Music Project of the Year
  • Young Community Musician/s of the Year
  • Community Music Organisation of the Year
  • Community Music Composer of the Year

Nominations in each of the categories will be assessed by a panel of industry experts and a shortlist of 3 for each category will be announced in May. Nominations close on 30th April and the public can vote for their favourites from May with the winners announced in June.

To find out more and to nominate please visit: handsupfortrad/chorusawards

 

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Scottish Awards for New Music 2019

11/03/2019

Nominations are open for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 – the awards event takes place on Monday 13th May at the Drygate Brewery in Glasgow. The awards celebrate the depth and breadth of Scotland’s vibrant contemporary music scene, champion the work of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles, and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland.

The twelve categories for nominations include:

  • EVM Award for Electroacoustic/Sound Art Work
  • The Dorico Award for Small Scale New Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
  • Large Scale New Work (11+ performers)
  • New Music Recording of the Year
  • Collaboration in New Music
  • Community/Education Project
  • Contribution to New Music in Scotland
  • New Music Performer(s) of the Year
  • Creative Programming
  • The Good Spirts company award for Innovation in New Folk Music
  • Innovation in New Jazz Music
  • Making It Happen

Nominations can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals until 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2019. For further information on eligibility/submission criteria and to submit nominations please visit: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2019

 

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Vote now – Shortlist Announced Scots Trad Music Awards

07/11/2018

Vote now – Shortlists have been announced for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 – Voting is open until Friday 23rd November. The winners will be revealed at the Trad Awards ceremony on Saturday 1st December at Perth Concert Hall.

Album of the Year shortlist:

Alterum by Julie Fowlis

EVO by Skerryvore

Punch by The Poozies

Sanctuary by Ross Ainslie

Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm

Some Other Land by Adam Sutherland

Symbiosis II by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

The Key by Blazin’ Fiddes

The Railway by Hamish Napier

The Seer by Lauren MacColl

Voting is also open for the other award categories which include:  

Club of the Year

Composer of the Year

Community Project of the Year,

Event of the Year

Gaelic Singer of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Live Act of the Year

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year

Scottish Dance Band of the Year

Scottish Folk Band of the Year

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year

Trad Music in the Media

Music Tutor of the Year

Up and Coming Artist of the Year

Venue of the Year Award

Huge congratulations and good luck to all nominees!

For more information and to register your vote please visit: scotstradmusicawards

To book a ticket for the awards please visit: horsecross.co.uk