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Best EP / Album / Record
sponsored by Liquiproof

Written the next Thriller? We’re looking for the best collection of original songs, in any genre and must contain a minimum of four tracks. You will be judged on a combination of originality, quality, commercial appeal, musicianship and melodic & lyrical content.

Best Live Acts
sponsored by Time Out London

Could you hold an audience at Wembley Arena? We’re looking for the most captivating, charismatic, entertaining and all round show-stopping performers.

Best Music Video

We’re looking for creativity and originality combined with a quality of production.

Best Produced / Engineered Unsigned Record

We’re looking at the sonic quality of an unsigned recording, taking into account arrangement, audio clarity, processing (EQ, Compression, Dynamic Range etc.), and the finished mix.

This award is presented to the Producer or Engineer, not the artist.

Best International EP / Album / Record
sponsored by Mood Media

We’re looking for the best collection of original songs from an artist outside of the UK, in any genre and must contain a minimum of four tracks.

You will be judged on a combination of originality, quality, commercial appeal, musicianship, melodic and lyrical content.

Best International Music Video
sponsored by Music Gateway

We’re looking for creativity and originality combined with a quality of production, from an artist outside of the UK.

Best Songwriter
sponsored by BASCA

Are you a non-stop hit machine? We’re looking for consistent excellence in your craft. You will be judged based on originality, consistency, quality, commercial appeal and melodic & lyrical content.

You must have writing credits on the submitted track(s) with no more than one co-writer. Your performance of the track is not required.

The Musicpreneur Award
sponsored by BIMM

Music is no longer about the creative process alone. If your entrepreneurial spirit is always thinking up creative marketing strategies and ways to generate revenue whilst maintaining a strong social media presence, evolving your brand, booking shows and creating content - all whilst juggling your musical art-form; this Award goes out to you. 

We’ll be looking at your portfolio of assets, your overall online presence and how well you connect with fans.

Youth Music Award
in support of the National Foundation for Youth Music

In proud support of the work carried out by The National Foundation for Youth Music, this award recognises the next generation of music icons (aged 11-17).

Best Female Solo Act
sponsored by NKDb Cosmetics

Open to female solo acts across every genre; who run the world, girls?

Best Male Solo Act
sponsored by UBER

Open to male solo acts across every genre; show us what you got!

Best Urban Act

Includes R&B, Reggae, Rap, Hip-Hop, Soul, Grime etc.

Best Electronic Act
sponsored by Robertson Taylor

Includes House, Dance, Club, Electro, Dubstep, Garage, Drum & Bass, Trance, Techno, Trap etc.

Best Rock Act

Includes Indie, Pop/Rock, Heavy Rock, Metal, Alternative, Britpop, Punk etc.

Best Country / Folk Act

Includes Country/Rock, Country/Pop, Indie/Folk, Folk/Rock etc.

Best Blues / Jazz Act

Blues Rock, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Jazz, Contemporary Jazz etc.