Entries are now open for Music SA’s South Australian Music Awards, marking the third year of SA’s celebration of its flourishing music industry.

SA artists and music-related businesses have until Sunday August 6 to enter into the running via the website, with a split between publicly-voted People’s Choice Awards, and a range of peer-voted categories.

The panel of 20 industry experts voting on the winners this year will include Double J’s Dorothy Markek, A.B Original rapper Trials, Remote Control Records’ Harvey Saward, I Oh You Director Johann Ponniah, and more.

Music SA’s General Manager Lisa Bishop is pleased with the increasing level of awareness of the awards across the country and, in turn, the awareness of South Australia’s musical depth.

“The calibre of judges for the 2017 SAM Awards is extraordinary and we’d like to thank them for volunteering their time and expertise,” she says. “I encourage all eligible artists and music businesses to enter the awards so we can celebrate and champion the very best that South Australian music has to offer this November.”

The awards will take place in Adelaide on Thursday November 9th, with more details to come – check out the full list of categories below.

Peer-voted Awards

Best Studio
Best Engineer
Best Music Festival / Event – presented by moshtix
Best Music Venue
Best Manager
Best Cover Art
Best Music Video
Best Song – presented by APRA AMCOS
Best New Artist
Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist
Best Group
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Best Release

People’s Choice Awards

Blues/Roots Award – presented by Radio Adelaide
Country Award – presented by Grace Emily Hotel
Electronic Award – presented by Fresh 92.7
Experimental Award – presented by Ancient World
Folk Award – presented by Wheatsheaf Hotel
Heavy Award – presented by Australian Rock & Metal Institute
Hip Hop Award – presented by Northern Sound System
Jazz/Art Music Award – presented by Elder Conservatorium
Pop Award – presented by The Gov
Punk Award – presented by Crown & Anchor
Rock Award – presented by Fat Controller
World Music Award – presented by WOMADelaide