The Nominations Process, 2019 Nominators & more
With the awards fastly approaching on Friday 25th October here’s a run down of how the awards work, who identifies the nominees, when you can vote for your favourite artists and more.
Celebrating TEN years, the SAMA’s are looking for an outstanding shortlist of four artists in the award who are deserving of the award. We expect the artists to have excellent songwriting, creativity, hard working value, desire to perform and professionally work in the music business.
Criteria per award:
Act must be aged 16 or over and based in Scotland.
The act must be formed for longer than 6 months and have music made available to the general public (whether in physical or digital form) within the last year, between August 2018-19.
The act must also be appropriate for the specific category they are being nominated for.
The act should have ambition and drive to grow in the music business.
The nominators for 2019 are:
Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by Beezer
Johnny Madden - Club Sabbath
Nadine Walker - Tenement TV
Martin Low - Discovery Music
Best Hip Hop sponsored by Help Musicians Scotland
Alana Hepburn - Boomtown Festival
Donna Boyd - Homegrownisalwaysbest
Jonathan Rimmer - Hip Hop Scotland
Best Live Act sponsored by Musicians Union
Selina McLean - PCL Presents
Tallah Brash - The Skinny
Ross Calder - Tunnels Aberdeen
Best Electronic sponsored by CitizenM Hotels
Claire Francis - Mixmag / Freelance Writer
Mark McKenzie - Promoter / Artist
Bonzai Bonner - Artist / DJ / Promoter
Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy Of Music & Sound
Alex Sharples - 432 Presents
Craig Gornall - Alive & Amplified
Arusa Quareshi - The List
Best Metal sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
Harris Douglas - HD Music / Promoter
Jonathan Almond - Triple G
Best Acoustic sponsored by BTO BeCreative
Alistair Braidwood - Scots Whay Hae!
Gill Maxwell - Scottish Music Centre
Julia Rodriguez Caro - EmuBands