Calgary’s YYC Music Awards 2017 Submissions Now Open!

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     Recognizing the talent and achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC MUSIC AWARDS shines the spotlight on Canada’s fourth largest city, and the vibrant music scene that calls its home.
Honouring artists in 20 categories, which include two new categories this year – Classical Recording of the Year and Industry Person of the Year (full list below), the 2017 YYC MUSIC AWARDS will be taking submissions until May 31st for the 2nd annual gala being held on September 24th at The Palace Theatre. 
Submissions can be made at the following link until midnight Mountain time May 31st: 
The YYC Music Awards categories.
  • Alternative Recording of the Year
  • Blues Recording of the Year
  • Classical Recording of the Year
  • Country Recording of the Year
  • DJ/Electronic Recoding of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Industry Person of the Year
  • Jazz Recording of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Metal Recording of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • People’s Choice
  • Pop Recording of the Year
  • Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year
  • Rock Recording of the Year
  • Roots/Folk Recording of the Year
  • Singer/Songwriter of the Year
  • Single of the Year
  • Zackariah and The Prophets Memorial Award

Before submitting to YYC Music Awards please read the following in full:

Eligibility Requirements:

The eligibility period for the 2017 YYC Music Awards is between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. This time frame will be strictly enforced, and we will not accept submissions for materials recorded outside this time frame.

“Release date” for YYCMA purposes is defined as the date of first shipment to retail, radio or posted online release date. Proof of online transaction or shipment may be requested. This applies to all submissions whether single, album or video!

People’s Choice category and Zackariah and the Prophets categories are excluded from this requirement.

Artists from the Calgary area, including Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Strathmore and areas up to a maximum 125 km radius of the City of Calgary.

Submissions Deadline:

To be considered for a 2017 YYC Music Award, submissions must be received by midnight on May 31, 2017. No extensions will be granted.

Submission Fee:

Please note, there will be a $5.00 per category submission fee this year. You will be taken to a payment page when you hit submit at the end of the form.

Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award Submission

Before submitting to YYC Music Awards please read the following in full:

This award is not about the most polished band or most professional yet, they may not even have more than a couple of demo’s posted so far but it’s about the band that is taking all those baby steps and embody possibility and promise, taking into account the criteria outlined below:

Progression: progression of skills, musicality, and presence in local scene.

Musicality: blend on instruments, interesting musical concepts, overall song layout and structure.

Originality: a unified and distinct sound, compositional arrangement, unique and interesting.

Direction: sense of unified sound and layout displayed in EP or sound samples. Cohesive throughout.

Social media presence: easily found online content. Information regarding releases, shows, general band/artist info. Open to artist with 2 or less independent releases.

Artists are required to submit an essay of 500 words or less, outlining why they think they should be considered for the Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award, based on the above criteria. This can include but is not exclusive to highlighting steps you are taking to build your band and brand, accomplishments you have achieved and where you are at in your career. Just tell us who you are and what you are about.

In addition, the YYC Music Awards is accepting volunteer applications leading up to and for the gala along with membership for CMSC – Calgary Music Selection Committee, who are our voting members.
Volunteer Application:
For more info:
The YYC MUSIC AWARDS celebrates the artists that embrace Calgary as home; entertaining and supporting its arts and culture. The award event was founded by music industry professionals, with backgrounds in artist management, booking agents, media as well as recording studio production/engineering.
Leanne Harrison | Program Director
Shannon Ambrose | Public Relations & Media Director
Darren GiIbert | Production Director
Sarah FiedIer | Artist Liaison
Erin HaII | Sponsorships & Fundraising

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