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“A huge celebration of underground Scottish music”

THE NATIONAL

 
EVENTS
 

Events coming soon.

Check out 2017's awards trailer now.

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NEWS & UPDATES
 
 
 
ABOUT
 

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) are an independently ran music award. The 2017 ceremony will take place on Thursday 12th October, in Glasgow. Throughout the year the awards host a range of events in the Highlands, Paisley, Perth and Glasgow showcasing some of Scotland's most exciting emerging artists.

The awards were established in 2009 by music student Richy Muirhead whilst studying at university. Now in it's eighth year, the SAMAs have supported a range of award winning artists including Be Charlotte, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 and Fatherson

The awards are ran by a small team of creatives based in Glasgow who have a great passion for music, events and collaboration. The SAMAs really care about the Scottish scene and want to shout about it.

 

 
THE SEVEN SAMAS ARE
NEW MUSIC
 
 
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OUR SPONSORS

 

As a DIY music award, we are very privileged to be working with and supported by the following companies.

 
 

Glasgow’s hidden gem. A modern barbershop with a contemporary twist.

The world’s largest self-service ticketing platform.

Scotland's leading creative industries festival takes place on 7/8 June in Inverness.

National music centres offering specialist, instrument specific courses.

A hotel driven by one desire: to create affordable luxury for the people.

Dundee's vinyl-only record store. Based in Broughty Ferry, new Edinburgh site now open.

Retail store and website selling new, vintage and rare vinyl records and more.

Scotland’s original and best rock club based in the heart of Glasgow.


 

We are braw. Creators of awesome stuff for pretty swell people.

Value for money personal Print & Design service with no compromise on quality.

Swedish Lager. Good Times and Rock 'n' Roll Attitudes.

 
BE A REBEL

MEET OUR MAIN SPONSOR: REBEL REBEL BARBERS

 
 

They are the pioneers of barbering. A modern barbershop with a contemporary twist.
Glasgow City Centre, - 101 Union Street | Finnieston 1143 Argyle Street, Glasgow

From left to right, Laura Boyd (STV Glasgow), Jim Gellatly (Rock Radio / Amazing Radio), Jo Jo Calderwood (UFC).

VUKOVI make over:

 

From left to right, Janine, Hamish before / after.

SAMA suggests: BE A REBEL.

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CONTACT & SIGN UP

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*Artist submissions to be considered for 'New Music' section or showcase/award performances please include brief biography, music, links to social media accounts, high resolution photography and contact details.

 
 
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