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: ken@southbaymusicawards.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:

Ken Andrews
ken@southbaymusicawards.com

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.





THE 2014 SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS



December 6, 2014  8PM

The 2014 South Bay Music Awards submissions


Nomination and Performance Categories


5 Nominees from each category will be announced one month prior to the awards ceremony. Each nominee will receive a nomination plaque at the awards show. The winner of each category will be announced at the show and receive their special award.  


The categories are as follows:


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