UNSIGNED bands, musicians and artistes born and bred in Scotland are being encouraged to nominate themselves for The Scottish New Music Awards.
Now in its second year, the event is already being recognised as a stepping stone for local musicians to progress in the industry.
Made for music lovers by music lovers, The Scottish New Music Awards honour homegrown talent and recognise the unsigned artistes and the industry that make it happen.
Award categories include: tribute, jazz, roots, folk, pop, punk, metal, electronic, urban and rock.
Artist, group and record of the year titles are also given out to up-and-coming talent.
Industry personnel can also nominate themselves for categories such as: producer, record store, photographer, music event, record label and live club of the year.
Industry professionals and hand-picked members of the public will then elect five of the best acts from each category to go through to a final online poll.
Unsigned St Leonards singer/songwriter Scosha (Natalie Brettell) is billed to perform live on the night alongside a host of other Scots acts.
The striking former Claremont High Pupil moved to London aged 18 to pursue her dream career as a recording pop artist.
She performed with her live band at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowlands and King Tuts last year.
Her music receives regular airplay on Amazing Radio.
The award ceremony will be held at The Classic Grand, Glasgow, on September 2, hosted by popular comic The Wee Man.
To be considered for a nomination send a copy of your latest work to:
The Scottish New Music Awards, Unit 3 – LEC Court, Falkirk, FK2 9PH.
Deadline for entries is June 30.
For more information visit www.scotmusicawards.co.uk