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Categories & Criteria

This year, there are 16 categories, each designed to recognise a specific area of the music industry in Liverpool. The Liverpool Music Awards are free to enter/nominate, but we ask that you help by providing all of the information required for us to process and validate your application. Some categories require SoundCloud links, some categories require written applications, and some require both. Be sure to read through the information on this page carefully to make sure you, or those you want to nominate, are eligible.

 

LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

Open to venues of any size which have presented live music events during the eligibility period. Customer service, successful venue management, facilities, equipment and services available in-house for artists and promoters will be taken into consideration. Also taken into account are intelligent use of partnerships with brands and artists, audience loyalty, scheduling, transport, booking policy and general amenities. The venue’s accomplishments and support of artist(s) in Liverpool during the eligibility period will also be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

LIVE MUSIC NIGHT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HOTEL INDIGO

Open to any live music night(s) which occurred during the eligibility period. A written entry/nomination containing details of the promoter or venue’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must be submitted as a minimum requirement. Additionally, a link to the promotor or venue’s website, or preferred online source should be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The overall output of shows as well as quality and innovation in such areas as ticketing, marketing and user-friendliness within the industry will be taken into consideration. The night(s)’ accomplishments and support of artist(s) in Liverpool during the eligibility period will also be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HAINES WATTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Open to any music business: manager/management company, record label, recording studio, music retailer etc. A written entry/nomination containing details of the business’ accomplishments during the eligibility period must be submitted as a minimum requirement. Additionally, a link to the business’ website, or preferred online source should be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The business’ accomplishments and support of artist(s) in Liverpool (if relevant) during the eligibility period will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

PRODUCER / PRODUCTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Open to the producer(s) of at least one music single released during the eligibility period. A SoundCloud link to the single must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. A written entry/nomination containing details of the producer’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted with the entry/nomination. Links to further tracks released during the eligibility period, as well as links to the producer(s)’ website, or preferred online source may also be submitted as additions. The producer(s)’ accomplishments and support of artist(s) in Liverpool during the eligibility period will also be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR  SPONSORED BY BAREFOOT WINE

Open to the artist(s), producer(s) and record company of music singles released during the eligibility period. A SoundCloud link to the single must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Only the musical recording submitted will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link will not be accepted*

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

Open to the artist(s), producer(s) and record company of music albums released during the eligibility period. A SoundCloud link to the album must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Only the musical recording submitted will be taken into consideration. PLEASE NOTE: it is possible to submit a private SoundCloud link to the album, to be shared with the Liverpool Music Awards’ Judging Panel only.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link will not be accepted*

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY URBAN CALM

Open to individual female artists/musicians based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period. A link to the artist’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the artist’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the artist’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the artist – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Open to individual male artists/musicians based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period.. A link to the artist’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the artist’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the artist’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the artist – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

BAND OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY ANDREW COLLINGE

Open to bands based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period. A link to the band’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the band’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the band’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the group as a unit – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

DJ OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY MODE TRAINING

Open to DJs based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period. A link to the DJ’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the DJ’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the DJ’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the DJ – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

THE MICHAEL MOLLOY YOUTH MUSIC AWARD SPONSORED BY THE MAYOR OF LIVERPOOL

Open to an artist, band or DJ, aged between 16 and 21, based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period. A link to the artist, band or DJ’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the artist’s or band’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the artist, band or DJ’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the artist, band or DJ – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

THE ONE TO WATCH AWARD SPONSORED BY SOUND CITY

Open to an artist, band or DJ, of any age, based and active in Liverpool during the eligibility period. A link to the artist, band or DJ’s SoundCloud page must be submitted with the nomination as a minimum requirement. Additionally a written entry/nomination containing details of the artist’s or band’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must also be submitted. Links to the artist, band or DJ’s website, or preferred online source should also be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The musical performance of the artist, band or DJ – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without the correct SoundCloud link or without a written application will not be accepted*

 

LOCAL MUSIC CHAMPION

Open to an individual who dedicates immense time and effort to championing local music. A written entry/nomination containing details of the individual’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must be submitted as a minimum requirement. Additionally, a link to the individual’s website, or preferred online source should be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable. The nominee’s accomplishments, including the active promotion of local talent and overall support of artist(s) in Liverpool during the eligibility period will be taken into consideration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

THE ROGER EAGLE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC 

Open to an individual, group or organisation who continues to influence and inspire with their work, going above and beyond in their contribution to music. A written entry/nomination containing details of the individual, group or organisation’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must be submitted as a minimum requirement. Additionally, a link to the individual, group or organisation’s website, or preferred online source should be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Open to an individual, group or organisation who has influenced and inspired with their work, dedicating a lifetime to music. A written entry/nomination containing details of the individual, group or organisation’s accomplishments during the eligibility period must be submitted as a minimum requirement. Additionally, a link to the individual, group or organisation’s website, or preferred online source should be submitted with the entry/nomination if applicable

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries/Nominations without a written application will not be accepted*

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The eligibility period for the 2013 awards is between 31st July 2012 and 31st July 2013.

The Liverpool Music Awards are NOT genre specific.

ALL entries/nominations must be authorised by the entrant/nominee, (or person of seniority if relating to a company).  We do not require hard copies of this authorisation – just the name and email address of the person to contact – we’ll do the rest!

Submissions will only be judged from entrants functioning legally and conforming to the accepted standards of taste, decency and responsibility, to which licensed UK broadcasters are committed.

Any entry submitted in association with a third party brand name must be accompanied by evidence of support from that organisation.

If third party copyrights (i.e. music or recordings not directly controlled by the nominee) are included in the submitted programming, entries must include evidence that the necessary rights have been obtained and that the prerequisite agreements are in place – e.g. agreements with PPL, PRS, AIM or the relevant copyright owner.

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence relating to these decisions will be entered into.