It is that time of the year again, The road to the countrys biggest music spectacle
6th November 2014, Richards Bay, KZN – It is that time of the year again! The road to the country’s biggest music spectacle, the METRO FM Music Awards (MMA) has officially begun! Today we launch the biggest property of the SABC to date. Over the years this property has been well received, celebrated and embraced by the industry, our audiences and the by the country at large.
The METRO FM Music Awards will be celebrating 14 years of existence and of recognizing the rich South African music and talent respectively.
The annual awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 28th of February 2015, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC). This will be preceded by the nominees announcement event.
The METRO FM Music Awards ceremony affords South African artists an opportunity to be awarded for their talents and encourages our listeners to actively participate in this process by nominating and voting for their favorite artists. These awards are truly awards of the people by the people as they reflect our country’s musical landscape.
Not only are the METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS, a celebration of the artists but they have matured to become a key driver of local tourism for the hosting province or municipality. They have significantly contributed towards the economic growth of these hosting cities. Over the years the MMA categories have evolved to reflect the growth of the local music industry at large. Needless to say, by this time of the year, we as a station appreciate the anticipation and eagerness from musicians, the industry and our audiences.
The Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, the City of Durban and BP remain our partners! We are also proud to announce that Brandhouse has also come on board as our beverage partner for MMA14. The station prides itself with aligning this, our biggest flagship property with superbrands such as these to ensure that we collectively continue to stand out and be forces to be reckoned with in our respective industries, but most of all, to jointly fulfill our mandate that seeks to recognize and celebrate South African Music and our undoubtedly talented pool of musicians. As METRO FM, we couldn’t be happier and delighted to be back in the KZN Province and particularly in the city of Durban!
The process going forward will be as follows:
Call for submissions opens today, 6th November 2014 – 6th December 2014.
– Recording industries and artists are requested to submit their nominations for the year – period being 25 November 2013 – 25 November 2014.
– A group of panelists will then nominate 5 finalists in each of the categories.
– The nominees will be announced during a cocktail industry event on 15 January 2015.
– The overall winners will then be announced on the evening of the awards on 28th February 2015
The METRO FM Music Awards categories are as follows:
- Best African Pop Album – Submission Form
- Best Compilation album – Submission Form
- Best Dance Album – Submission Form
- Best Duo/Group Album – Submission Form
- Best Female Album – Submission Form
- Best Male Album – Submission Form
- Best Newcomer – Submission Form
- Best Urban Gospel Album – Submission Form
- Best Urban Jazz Album – Submission Form
- Best Hip Hop Album – Submission Form
- Best Kwaito Album – Submission Form
- Song of the year 2014 – Submission Form
- Best Hit Single – Submission Form
- Best Collaboration – Submission Form
- Best Music Video – Submission Form
- Best R&B Single – Submission Form
- Best Remixed Single – Submission Form
A nominees announcement event will be held in Johannesburg on the 15th of January 2014 at a venue that will be confirmed
closer to the time.
We urge the public to be very much involved in the nomination process by voting for their favourite artist/s. These awards are not for the chosen few, but they are for the nation, therefore we encourage the public to vote in their numbers.
METRO FM Music Awards Ceremony
The main event will take place on Saturday, the 28th of February 2015 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. And as it’s tradition with the METRO FM Music Awards, we have no doubt that they will contribute positively to the KZN economy as well as the City of Durban in as far as tourism and local business is concerned. These Awards promise to be bigger & better than 2014, with epic entertainment of international stature that the industry is yet to see amidst much camaraderie, speculation and excitement! Tickets to this most anticipated Music Awards Ceremony will be on sale at Computicket nationwide at the beginning of February 2015.
Traditionally the tickets are sold out within hours, and in the event that you do not make it on time to get yourself the most sought after tickets, do not despair as there will be an official Public Viewing Area (PVA). This time it will be bigger & better, with live performances from local musicians, big screens, METRO FM DJ’s on the decks, as well as loads of fun creating the most unbelievable and spectacular spirit of camaraderie the City of Durban has ever seen!
We thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to an amazing production of the 14th METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS! We also thank the KZN Province and the City of Durban for such a warm welcome of the METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS! Last but not least, we also thank our commercial partners BP and Brandhouse for coming on board to ensure that we successfully take this phenomenon, the METRO FM Music Awards, to a whole new level.
Source : METRO FM