Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2020 Blues Music Awards Submissions Acceptance by Blues Foundation - Opening Soon

All musicians are invited to submit their Blues recordings for consideration.
Blues music released between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 is eligible for consideration for a 2020 Blues Music Award Nomination.
You may formally submit your album for consideration once the submission process opens on July 1, 2019 via our online service.

Your complete album music must be uploaded as a WAV file with album artwork uploaded as a JPEG or PDF file. If you need assistance with uploading your music, album artwork, and/or liner notes, please contact Joe Whitmer at

Submission fees and deadlines:
  • July 1 – July 31, 2019 - $135 per submission
  • August 1 – August 31, 2019 - $155 per submission
  • September 1 – September 30, 2019 - $180 per submission
  • October 1 – October 15, 2019 - $225 per submission
The submission process officially closes on October 15, 2019. You must upload your music and artwork and complete payment for your submission transaction no later than OCTOBER 15TH to be considered for a Blues Music Award nomination.
As you release future recordings, we encourage you to send at least one copy of your CD to: The Blues Foundation, 421 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103-4464. The earlier you do this the better. It informs The Blues Foundation staff that your CD has been released and allows us to log it for future BMA related communications.

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