The Wawela Music Awards have returned for a second instalment in 2014; music composers, authors, lyricists and publishers across the country are invited to submit their entries for this year’s awards.
Proudly brought to you by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), and open exclusively to its members, the Wawela Music Awards celebrate the onstage and behind the scenes talent, our country has to offer.
“The Wawela Music Awards recognise SAMRO members who have lit up local and international stages, screens and airwaves with their incredible talent. It is their way of saying thank you to creative trailblazers who’ve gone beyond the norm to produce memorable work,” explained Sipho Dlamini, CEO of SAMRO.
As the only awards ceremony paying homage to our country’s unsung heroes - the composers, songwriters, lyricists and publishers of music-recognising their diverse musical talent there is no doubt that the Wawela Music Awards will soon entrench themselves in the industry, becoming a highlight in our country’s entertainment calendar.
Entries open from 20 February 2014 to 20 April 2014.
Works that were active between 01 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 are eligible for entry. Musical magic makers in the following three categories will be awarded;
Open for submission by SAMRO members ONLY.
Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary
Best Song or Composition in a Television Production
Best Song or Composition in a Television Commercial
Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial
Best Creative Album of the Year
Publisher of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Best South African Duo/Group
Best Female Artist & Composer/Co-composer
Best Male Artist & Composer/Co-composer
2. Special Awards
Not open for entry, winners will be nominated and selected by a panel of judges.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Breaking Through the Borders Award
Prolific Catalogue of Works Award
Prolific Publishers Achievement Award
3. Statistical Award The award based on statistical information from SAMRO
SAMRO Award for Broadcast and Live Performances
Wawela Music Awards will only accept online entries, submissions can be made on www.wawelamusicawards.co.za. For more information regarding the awards, please visit www.wawelamusicawards.co.za. Queries can also be directed to email@example.com, or on 011 712 8505.