It’s almost that time of the year again when we celebrate the best of South Africa’s music creators!
The fifth annual Wawela Music Awards (WMAs), SAMRO’s flagship event, are set to take place later this year at a prestigious gala event.
These awards are inspired by South African music creators' accomplishments in the country and abroad. They also pay homage to the legends of local music who have paved the way to this point through their extraordinary lifetime achievements.
Before then however, SAMRO is calling for entries from its members, whose music was active between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015.
Entries are opening soon and we invite you to submit your entries and be part of this phenomenal awards brand. After submission, all entries will go through an intensive verification process and a number of judging processes before nominees are announced.
Entries will be judged on merit, based on the quality of compositions and songwriting skills, by a panel of respected and experienced music industry professionals.
Composers will be selected across a range of genres, styles and categories. The judging panel will also consider suitable recipients for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award, Prolific Catalogue of Works award as well as the Breaking through the Borders award.
How does it work?
SAMRO members who would like to submit their entries for the 2017 edition of the WMAs should visit the improved awards website: www.wawelamusicawards.co.za and submit a simple online entry form.
Entry is free and entrants are required to have certain content available: MP3 files of the songs to be submitted, hi-resolution photos and a profile.
As we draw nearer to the event date, SAMRO will be releasing more details about the nominees’ announcement event, awards ceremony, artists and presenters slated to hit the stage on the night.
So join us as we celebrate South Africa’s songwriting and composing talent that has reached the new beyond.
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