On Sunday, 3rd August 2014 the nominations ‘long list’ for the second annual NMG Awards was published.
The NMG Awards are open to artists who have been featured on Cambridge 105′s New Music Generator show in the 12 months to June 31st, 2014, provided they are based within 50 miles of Cambridge city centre.
This is the first stage of the process. At the end of this month the judges will meet to narrow the nominations down to a top four in each category, this will be known as the nominations ‘short list’.
The judging criteria will include the artists recorded music (each artist on the long list will be asked to submit one track representative of their sound), connection with fans, social media presence, live performance ability, success to date and potential to achieve in the future.
All artists who make the nominations short list will automatically be invited to the NMG Awards ceremony on Friday, 17th October. We’d love as many artists as possible to attend so we will be offering discounted tickets to all those artists who don’t make the next stage.
Furthermore, a limited selection of artists will be invited to perform on the night.
The nominations short list will be published on this website at the beginning of September.
Tickets for the event will be available to the public from next month.
The Long List
There are twelve categories including one which includes all nominees listed below and will be open to voting by the public
Best Male Solo Artist
Just William & The Outlaws
Nathan James King
Too Cool Kid
Best Female Solo Artist
Best Folk / Roots Artist
Best Indie Group
Best Pop Artist
Best Rock Group
Best Alternative Group
Best Urban / Dance Artist
Best Group – 18 and under
Best Solo Artist – 18 and under
All the artists listed above are also nominated for this award. Voting will open two weeks prior to the awards on Friday, 3rd October and will take place via the NMG Awards website