Best EP / Album / Record

Written the next Thriller? We’re looking for the best collection of original songs, in any genre and must contain a minimum of four tracks. You will be judged on a combination of originality, quality, commercial appeal, musicianship and melodic & lyrical content.


Best Live Act

Could you hold an audience at Wembley Arena? We’re looking for the most captivating, charismatic, entertaining and all round show-stopping performers.


Best Music Video

We’re looking for creativity and originality combined with a quality of production.


Best Produced / Engineered Unsigned Record

We’re looking at the sonic quality of an unsigned recording, taking into account arrangement, audio clarity, processing (EQ, Compression, Dynamic Range etc.), and the finished mix.


Best International EP / Album / Record

We’re looking for the best collection of original songs from an artist outside of the UK, in any genre and must contain a minimum of four tracks.

You will be judged on a combination of originality, quality, commercial appeal, musicianship, melodic and lyrical content.


Best International Music Video

We’re looking for creativity and originality combined with a quality of production, from an artist outside of the UK.


Best Songwriter

Are you a non-stop hit machine? We’re looking for consistent excellence in your craft. You will be judged based on originality, consistency, quality, commercial appeal and melodic & lyrical content.

You must have writing credits on the submitted track(s) with no more than one co-writer. Your performance of the track is not required.


The Digital Influencer Award

Celebrating artists who use digital media platforms to grow their fanbase. Whether it’s Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr or YouTube, we are looking for artists who have the most engaged audience.


Live Stream Award

Live Streaming is fast becoming one of the most important means of connecting with your fans. We are on the lookout for creative artists who use live streaming to connect with and enhance their fanbase online.


Best Female Solo Act

Open to female solo acts across every genre; who run the world, girls?


Best Male Solo Act

Open to male solo acts across every genre; show us what you got!


Best Urban Act

Includes R&B, Reggae, Rap, Hip-Hop, Soul, Grime etc.


Best Rock Act

Includes Indie, Pop/Rock, Heavy Rock, Metal, Alternative, Britpop, Punk etc.


Best Country / Folk Act

Includes Country/Rock, Country/Pop, Indie/Folk, Folk/Rock etc.


Best Blues / Jazz Act

Blues Rock, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Jazz, Contemporary Jazz etc.


Best Electronic Act

Includes House, Dance, Club, Electro, Dubstep, Garage, Drum & Bass, Trance, Techno, Trap etc.