Have you or your band got what it takes to join the ranks of the Best of the Best? We are now accepting submissions for nominees for the 2014 South Bay Music Awards ceremony. The SBMA will be honoring the best musical artists and acts in multiple genres and categories (please see the list of categories on the left column of this page).
Submissions should include sound samples, photos, biographies and any other information you find relevant regarding your music. Your submissions must arrive to the SBMA by our submission cut-off date, October 30, 2014. Nominees will be announced on or before November 15, 2014.
A small $40 submission fee is required. This fee covers processing your material and will include a critique by a veteran music industry A&R professional. You will also be given a hyper-linked banner ad to your band / artist website or Facebook page on the SBMA website for the period of one year.
The submission fee must be made via PayPal. Click the PayPal link below then visit their "SEND" page and follow the submission instructions. Use our PayPal e-mail address to complete your payment: email@example.com Remember to make note of your transaction number as you will need to include this with your press kit submission.
After making the PayPal payment for your submission, there are two ways to submit your music and promotional material:
Our preferred method is to submit an EPK. (Electronic Press Kit). Email your EPK along with your PayPal payment verification to:
Traditional press kits and CDs, along with your PayPal payment verification, can also be mailed in to:
The South Bay Music Awards
c/o Ken Andrews
217 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Please remember to include your contact information including your email address and phone number. All applicants will be contacted regarding music critiques, banner ad placement, nominations and possible live performance opportunities.
SMBA Artist and Band Submission Policies
All music submitted must be the original works by the Artist. Artists who submit works for consideration attest that they are the creators of the works submitted and/or own the rights to enter the works for consideration. Cover versions are permitted in the Tribute Band/Artist category only.
Enter as many songs and/or videos as you wish. Submission fees are per entry.
All entries may be made online or by USPS, FedEx, UPS or other carrier. The artist is responsible to ensure functionality of links and/or web portals where material is hosted on an EPK (Electronic Press Kit). There are no refunds of submission fees.
The SBMA (South Bay Music Awards) reserves the right to open and close the submission deadline(s) as deemed by SBMA.
Songs will be judged by a panel of veteran A&R reps, music producers and industry professionals based on melody, composition and lyrics (when applicable), quality of performance and production.
Artists and bands selected to play live at the SBMA ceremony will be notified no later than 2 months before the awards ceremony giving them ample time to promote their appearance.
The SBMA reserves the right to re-categorize entries and/or combine categories at its discretion. Nominations will be announced one month previous to the awards ceremony. Winners will be announced at the award show ceremony on November 20, 2014 and online at the SBMA official website thereafter. Both nominees and winners will also be announced via various music press outlets after they are announced.
Any artist worldwide is eligible for nominations, performance slots and/or winning the award in a category at the main event.
Song of the Year
Album of the year
Artist / Band of the year
Songwriter of the year
Male vocalist of the year
female vocalist of the year
guitarist of the year
bassist of the year
keyboardist of the year
drummer of the year
instrumental Artist / Band of the year
Live Performer of the year
Producer of the Year
Adult Contemporary Artist of the year
classic Rock artist / band of the year
alternative ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
hard rock / heavy metal ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
punk rock ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
Pop Music ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
R&B / Soul Artist / Band of the Year
Americana / Roots Rock Artist / Band of the Year
country ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
jazz ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
blues ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
reggae ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
Tribute ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
Rap / Hip Hop ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
Dance / Techno ARTIST / BAND OF THE YEAR
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE Year
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