We are sending this out to all our Blues contacts and subscribers. Submissions for the 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards are now open.
The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists, their music and their recordings. Artists with major labels and indie artists are eligible to be considered. Please pass this information on to artists and other relevant contacts.
The eligibility release period for specific recordings is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
All submissions must be received by April 15, 2016. Here is the list of categories for the 2017 awards:
Contemporary Blues Album
Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album
Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album
Live Blues Album
New Artist Debut Album
Historical or Vintage Blues Album
Female Blues Artist Of The Year
Male Blues Artist Of The Year
Blues Band Of The Year
Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past year.
Complete information including submission instructions and all 2017 guidelines are at: http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/2017-blues-blast-submission-information/
Nominees will be announced in June and voting by the public begins in July.
If you have questions please feel free to call me or email me.