MTN South Africa Music Award Entries Now Open
Its that of the year for record companies to enter their artists for the 2011 MTN SAMA's. After this years showcase, I have no doubt that next years awards will be epic! Here's a short description of how the whole process starts and how you end up with the nominees.
As usual the SAMA's will be held at the ever grand Sun City on Saturday 21 May 2011, and will be broadcast live on SABC 1. As TS Records co-owner Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza once quoted on Sunday World saying he doesn't trust the whole process. Let's hope they DO actually enter their artists and manage the whole campaign from their side before being tjatjarag.
TS Records can learn a few things from Kalawa Jazzme when it comes to that department.
Barring the categories Best Selling Album, Best Selling DVD, Best Selling Download, the Lifetime Achievement Award, Music Video of the Year, Remixer of the Year and Record of the Year entries need to have been released between November 28th 2009 to November 30th 2010 in order for them to be eligible for judging in SAMA 17.
There are 68 categories at SAMA 17. Of these TEN categories are not open for entry from 1st November to 30th November 2010. These are the Record of the Year (the only public vote category), Best Selling Album, Best Selling DVD and Best Selling Music Download of the Year.