There are those among us who have spent a lifetime striving for musical excellence. They are individuals who have relentlessly pushed the boundaries and earned a place for themselves in South African music lore.
Every year the Wawela Music Awards honours beloved and respected South African musicians and SAMRO members with 3 Special Awards.
We invite you to nominate yourself or the person you believe deserves one of the Special Award titles, based on their career and lifelong contribution to music as a SAMRO member.
So who are we looking for? You or the individual you wish to nominate must have been a creative driving force within the music industry. Naturally, we’re looking for someone who has consistently delivered great music over the course of their career. An individual who is regarded as a fundamental musical and cultural influence in the South African music industry and a leading figure in the promotion of South African music
Below are the Special Awards categories, including the criteria for each one:
BREAKING THROUGH THE BORDERS AWARD
The recipient of this award must be a composer who has carried the country’s musical flag, breaking down the borders and promoting SA’s rich and diverse music genres in territories outside SA. The recipient will also have needed to reach other territorial achievements, such as chart positions, major touring activity and/or sales of particular stature, music recognition awards or other attributed accolades.
PROLIFIC CATALOGUE OF WORKS AWARD
The recipient of this award must be a composer or author, whose catalogue of works has not only consistently grown, but has also been active and an inspiration to the industry over a considerable period of years. His or her works must be regarded as a significant body of great compositions and whose catalogue not only delivers consistent returns but whose works are highly respected and revered.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The recipient of this award needs to have been a creative driving force within the music industry for more than 20 years, be a fundamental musical and cultural influence within the development and success of the South African music industry and be a leading figure in the promotion of South African music on the world stage. The recipient may also be a pioneer of giving ‘back to the community’, demonstrating mentorship initiatives that they drive by serving the music community or being involved in youth development of music in the country. The recipient will also have shown a consistent delivery of great music within the country, a broad presence in South Africa and have a significant catalogue of excellent works.
Please submit your name or the name of the person you wish to nominate in each of the above stipulated categories, as well as a brief profile, 3 pictures and motivation letter, detailing why your nomination is deserving of this prestigious award.
So join us!
Let’s celebrate a lifetime spent in the service of music. Submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before 24 October 2014 and let’s take SA music beyond once more!
For clarity or further information please contact:
Refilwe Moloisane: Tel: 011 712 8505 or email:email@example.com
Wawela Music Awards