On Thursday, 5th September the five NMG Awards judges met to complete the first list of nominations, known as the ‘long list’.
This is the first stage of the process. At the end of this month the judges will meet again to narrow the nominations down to a top four in each category, this will be known as the nominations ‘short list’.
The judging criteria includes the artists recorded music (each artist on the long list was 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 for free to the NMG Awards ceremony on Thursday, 24th 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 on Friday, 27th September.
Tickets for the event will be available to the public priced £5.
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
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 Thursday, 10th October and will take place via our NMG Awards Facebook page.