The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) radio station METRO FM, is proud to announce the launch of the 16th METRO FM Music Awards (MMA’s). Today’s launch of the MMAs also made a call for submissions for nominees from the music industry regarding the awards.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 25th of February 2017 at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. This great spectacle will once again be carried live on SABC 1 with live crossings to the public viewing area in Durban.
The 16th edition of the Metro FM Music Awards is themed ‘What’s Next Is All That Matters,’ building onto last year’s theme, ‘Legends Don’t Stop, They Ask What’s Next’. The theme indicates that it’s not just about getting that hit song play-listed on Metro FM, it’s not about finishing off a great album and it’s not about having a great video to go with your track, but about what you do next to continue building onto your glories.
“We had a successful event with the 2015 Metro FM Music Awards and taking from our theme, the question is not about repetition but what matters is what’s next and what the 2016 Metro FM Music Awards will have in store. The success of the MMA15 is something of the past; we can’t keep blowing that trumpet, we have to sing a different tune in the next edition and keep growing the event and the artists involved with it’, said Ms Sibongile Mtyali, METRO FM Station Manager.”
In the past 15 years the MMAs categories have increased reflecting growth in the local music industry, a development that can partly be attributed to the contribution made by the awards. Once again the awards will see winners walking away a R100 000 prize money per category.
METRO FM celebrates talented musicians from not only from South Africa, but across the continent and we proudly support the collaborations between South African talent and the talents from the rest of the continent as a bid to form a distinctive continental sound, a kaleidoscope of cultures and creativity.
For METRO FM, being the Number one commercial radio station in the country means we are at the forefront of determining the local soundtrack and this will be reflected yet again at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards.
It is a strict requirement of the MMAs that the albums, singles and recordings eligible for entry at the 16th MMA’s must have been released between 25 November 2015 and 09 December 2016. The nominees announcement will take place on 12 January 2016.
Entry forms must be downloaded from below, completed and hand delivered to METRO FM Offices | Office 826 | 8th Floor SABC Radio Park | Auckland Park.
All queries must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 714 3151.
See check list on entry form for entry requirements.
SUBMISSION FORMS IN WORD FORMAT:
Best Hip Hop Album Submission Form
Best Hit Single Submission Form
Best Collaboration Submission Form
Best Male Album Submission Form
Best Gospel Album Submission Form
Best African Pop Album Submission Form
Best Music Video Submission Form
Best Female Album Submission Form
Song Of The Year Submission Form
Best Kwaito Album Submission Form
Best Group Album Submission Form.
Best New Artist Submission Form
Best Compilation Album Submission Form
Best R&B Single Submission Form
Best Urban Jazz Album Submission Form
Best Dance Album Submission Form
Best Remixed Single Submission Form
*All the above must reach METRO FM by no later than the published closing date being the 09th of December 2016.