Entries now open for the 2016 SA Music Awards

South Australian musicians and industry personnel are encouraged to get involved in the 2016 SA Music Awards this year, the entries for which have been officially launched by Music SA today! The second annual music awards will see the winners announced on Friday, November 11th.

For the 2016 event, there are ten public-voted genre awards available with some new categories added this year. The new additions to the Industry awards include Best Studio and Best Engineer, while a brand new award recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait music releases has also been added to the run of awards listed.

The special Ryan Freeman Live Music Award will be returning in 2016; the achievement award first given to Kelly Menhennett in 2015, who walked away with recognition for her music and a $4000 prize to assist her career.

Entries for the 2016 SA Music Awards are open until July 31st and all musicians eligible are encouraged to enter. Check out how you can do so by hitting this link, HERE.



Best Popular BLUES | ROOTS Artist
Presented by Adelaide Blues & Roots Association (ARBA)

Best Popular COUNTRY Artist
Presented by Derringers Music

Best Popular ELECTRONIC Artist
Presented by Fresh 92.7

Presented by Ancient World

Best Popular FOLK | ACOUSTIC Artist
Presented by SCALA

Best Popular HEAVY Artist
Presented by ARMI Australian Rock & Metal Institute

Best Popular HIP HOP Artist
Presented by The Gov

Best Popular JAZZ Artist
Presented by Jazz SA

Best Popular POP Artist
Presented by the AU Review

Best Popular ROCK Artist
Presented by Three D Radio


Best Studio
Best Engineer
Best Festival/Music Event
Best Music Venue
Best Manager
Best Cover Art
Best Music Video
Ryan Freeman Live Music Award


Best Song
Best New Artist
Best Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Release
Best Group Release
Best Female Release
Best Male Release
Best Release

Header Image: 2015 SA Music Awards, by John Goodridge


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