SAMAs Founder/Creative Director Richy Muirhead and his team have been hard at work assembling an events schedule, with a successful Paisley showcase in the bag and one to follow in Perth (on the 9th of September).
The SAMAs have also been working on a new streamlined nomination process for the main awards, set to take place on Wednesday 12th October at the Garage, Glasgow.
Celebrating their 7th birthday, the awards will again be hosted by Jim Gellatly, and as always, you can expect a few SAMAs surprises in the line-up! Of the latest SAMAs developments Muirhead said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be back focusing on the main awards after a summer of music research and attending all the festivals. This year, the SAMAs are going to be slicker than ever with our new nomination process and increased judges. Turning seven is a massive achievement and we’re thrilled to be hosting the main awards in October!”
The awards to be handed out this year at the main awards in Glasgow are:
Best Acoustic in association with citizenM
Best Electronic in association with Assai UK
Best Hip-Hop in association with 1000fans
Best Live Act in association with Brew at the Bog
Best Metal in association with Cathouse Glasgow
Best Newcomer in association with The Academy of Music & Sound
Best Rock/Alternative in association with Eventbrite
We will be there on the night bringing you the action live on social media as it happens, and keep an eye on Musicscramble in the run up to the event for nominations and other features we have up our sleeves.