MAMAs 2013

Essential Details

Submissions for all categories open Monday August 12 and close midnight Sunday October 6 (including an extension).

Finalists will be announced on October 21.

Public Voting for five awards opens Monday October 21 and closes 6pm Saturday November 23. They are Artist of 2013, Youth Artist of 2013, Live Performer of 2013, Music Theatre of 2013 and Live Venue of 2013. 

Three awards are submitted directly to, and judged by, MusicACT. They are the Hall of Fame Inductees, Contibution to the Music Industry and Best Studio / Producer / Engineer.

The Youth Battle of the Bands Winner is decded through the Smells Like Centenary Spirit youth band compeition.

Song of the Year is decided by the International Song Writing Association and entries for the category were made as entries to that competition. The MAMAs highlight the winner of the ACT entries, whom is not otherwise named. 

All other categories are judged by interstate leaders of their fields.

The event is at Albert Hall, Canberra on Saturday November 23. Doors at 6.30pm for a 7pm (sharp) start. 

Tickets are available under the "Tickets" tab

Stay tuned to this site, ‘Like’ MusicACT on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @MusicACT1 to keep up with all the announcements.

Congratulations to all of the 2013 MAMAs winners! It was a special night of nights at Albert Hall, thank you all for joining us in celebrating and honoring those who make this city so sonically vibrant.

BEST ACT ARTIST OF 2013
FUN MACHINE

BEST ACT LIVE PERFORMER OF 2013
DYLAN HEKIMIAN

BEST ACT YOUTH ARTIST OF 2013
DYLAN HEKIMIAN

BEST ACT LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF 2013
ZIERHOLZ @ UC

BEST ACT FOLK ARTIST OF 2013
XAVIER DUNN

BEST ACT HEAVY ARTIST (PUNK, HARDCORE, METAL) OF 2013
REVELLERS

BEST ACT COVER BAND OF 2013
PARTY GRAVY

BEST ACT HOUSE, ELECTRO OR TECHNO PRODUCER OF 2013
THE ASTON SHUFFLE AND ASHLEY FERAUDE

BEST ACT INDIE OR ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OF 2013
SAFIA

BEST ACT JAZZ ARTIST OF 2013
LIAM BUDGE

BEST ACT POP ARTIST OF 2013
AMBER NICHOLS

BEST ACT PSYCHEDELIC ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER OF 2013
DISECT

BEST ACT BASS MUSIC PRODUCER OF 2013
BEN COLIN

BEST ACT BLUES, ROOTS OR WORLD ARTIST OF 2013
GUYY LILLEYMAN

BEST ACT CHORAL OR VOCAL ARTIST OF 2013
APHIR

BEST ACT CLASSICAL SOLO OR ENSEMBLE ARTIST OF 2013
ADAM COOK

BEST ACT CONCERT, BRASS OR BIG BAND OF 2013
CANBERRA CITY BAND

BEST ACT ROCK ARTIST OF 2013
SUPER BEST FRIENDS AND ELISHA BONES

CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
JIM COTTER AND FRANK MADRID

BEST ACT STUDIO, ENGINEER OR PRODUCER OF 2013
DAX LINIERE

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
THE IDEA OF NORTH

BEST ACT URBAN ARTIST OF 2013
BIG DAVE

ACT SONG OF THE YEAR
FUN MACHINE – READY FOR THE FIGHT

BEST ACT LIVE YOUTH BAND OF 2013
THE STEPTONES

Award Categories

Four awards will be determined by the public. They are Artist of 2013, Youth Artist of 2013, Live Performer of 2013 and Live Venue of 2013. Voting for these awards opens Monday October 21 and closes 6pm Saturday November 23.

Categories include their derivatives. For example, deep house is a derivative of house.

Independently Judged

Best ACT Concert, Brass or Big Band of 2013

The Abbey's Best ACT Choral or Vocal Artist of 2013

The Australian National University's Best ACT Classical Solo or Ensemble Artist of 2013

Best ACT Folk Artist of 2013

Hippo Co's Best ACT Jazz Artist of 2013

Country Pride Sausages' Best ACT Blues and Roots (inc. world) Artist of 2013

Redpath Shoes' Best ACT Pop Artist of 2013

Blumers' Best ACT Rock Artist of 2013

Smiths Alternative's Best ACT Indie or Alternative Artist of 2013

Renegade ACT's Best ACT Urban Artist of 2013 (RnB, Hip Hop, Rap)

Regional Wholesale Fruit Market's Best ACT Cover Band of 2013

Giraffe VCM's Best ACT Heavy Artist of 2013 (Punk, Hardcore, Metal)

Hooked on World's Best ACT House, Electro or Techno Producer of 2013

True Jungle Souljahs' Best ACT Bass Music Producer of 2013

Servants of Sounds' Best ACT Psychedelic Electronic Music Producer of 2013

 

PUBLICLY VOTED

Hotel Hotel's Best ACT Artist of 2013

Hellenic Club's Best ACT Live Performer of 2013

O'Connor Commercial Refrigeration's Best ACT Live Music Venue of 2013

Prime 7's Best ACT Youth Artist of 2013

 

MusicACT Awarded

Hall of Fame Inductee

Contribution to ACT Music Industry

Best ACT Engineer / Studio / Producer of 2013

 

Smells Like Centenary Spirit awarded winner

Best ACT Live Youth Band of 2013

 

International Song of the Year (Submitted and Voted)

APRA's Best ACT Song of 2013

SUBMIT

Submissions now closed

You'll have a better idea of what you're doing if your read the terms and conditions below. Then hit the big orange button to go to the submission site. It'll ask you to register, buy some credits (submitting one track costs $11 for MusicACT members and $22 for nonmembers), and upload your track(s).

2013 Official Terms & Conditions

1. Eligibility

The MusicACT Music Awards (''MAMAs'') are open to all artists who are or were residents of the ACT region (within 100km or 1 hour drive of Canberra) in the last 12 months of submission. If the applicant is a group of more than one person, at least 50% of that group must be or have been a resident in the last 12 months of submission (e.g. a duo with one person living in the ACT region is eligible).

2. Youth Award Eligibility

For Best ACT Youth Artist of 2013 all entrants must be 21 years or under at time of submission.

3. Genre Categories that can be entered are:

  • Best ACT Concert, Brass or Big Band of 2013
  • Best ACT Choral or Vocal Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Classical Solo or Ensemble Artist of 2013
  • ACT Song of 2013 – refer to point 5 of terms and conditions for entry and judging process
  • Best ACT Country Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Folk Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Jazz Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Blues and Roots (inc. world) Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Pop Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Rock Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Indie or Alternative Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Urban Artist of 2013 (RnB, Hip Hop, Rap)
  • Best ACT Cover Band of 2013
  • Best ACT Heavy Artist of 2013 (Punk, Hardcore, Metal)
  • Best ACT House, Electro or Techno Producer of 2013
  • Best ACT Bass Music Producer of 2013
  • Best ACT Psychedelic Electronic Music Producer of 2013

Fitting your sound into a specific category is always problematic for some groups. MusicACT have tried to make this process as clear as possible but, where it is still unclear, please contact the awards co-ordinator at info@musicact.com.au. Also check out the FAQ on the website for updates on fitting nuanced sounds into categories.

4. Publicly voted categories

The following categories will be shortlisted by a panel of respected music industry professionals and then voted by the ACT public.

  • Best ACT Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Live Performer of 2013
  • Best ACT Live Music Venue of 2013
  • Best ACT Youth Artist of 2013
  • Best ACT Music Theatre Production of 2013

To nominate Best ACT Live Music Venue of 2013 please email info@musicact.com.au listing your nomination and no more than 200 words in support of this nomination. It is preferred nominations are from third parties within the ACT music industry (e.g. musicians, audiences etc). The finalists will be based on a panel review of nominations and will then be voted by the public.

5. ACT Song of 2013

The Song of the Year is selected from the top ACT entrants into the International Songwriter Competition by the International Song Competition judges. This award has already received submissions. The Songwriting Competition judges the ACT finalists and winner. For more information go to http://songwritingcompetition.com/

6. MusicACT Awarded categories

  • Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Contribution to the ACT Music Industry
  • Best ACT Engineer, Studio or Producer of 2013

Nominations for Contribution to the ACT Music Industry and Best ACT Engineer, Studio or Producer of 2013 will be accepted via info@musicact.com.au and will be judged by MusicACT and a panel of music industry peers. Nominations should include reasons supporting the nomination totalling no more than two (2) pages, plus links, videos and other online support. It is preferred that nominations are from people in the ACT music industry, not self-nominated, and include reasons for the nomination such as how the individual or organisation has contributed to the ACT Music Industry, or the number and quality of releases a studio or engineer has produced (reason dependant on award type).

7. Smells Like Centenary Spirit awarded category

  • Best ACT Live Youth Band of 2013

Winner will be selected through the Smells Like Centenary Spirit band competition – refer to www.smellslikecentenaryspirit.com.au for details.

8. Use of Materials submitted

By entering the MAMAs all artists agree for their materials, including images and music, to be used by MusicACT for MAMAs promotional purposes on a non-exclusive right, free of charge, basis. This is mostly for use on the public voting website and on the night.

9. Performance at Awards

Finalists may be asked to perform their song at the awards ceremony. Can entrants please, if possible, make yourself available for the evening of November 23rd in the case that you become a finalist.

10. Right not to award a category

MusicACT reserves the right not to award a category if it is deemed insufficient entries have been received. MusicACT will contact those whom have submitted and offer to change their category or refund their submission fee.

11. HOW TO ENTER

Entries will open on the 12th of August 2013.

To enter go to 'Submit' on the MAMAs website (www.musicact.com.au/mamas/submit).

Submit the following:

  • one MP3 at 320kbps (one track per submission);
  • jpeg image (preferably 300kb – 1.5mb);
  • biography including career highlights and details of your last 12 months;
  • link to your home site (social media page, website or something else you think is competitive).

Cost of entry for each song/submission:

MusicACT Members - $11
Non-Members - $22
Prices include GST. Please remember the MAMAs are a not-for-profit event. This fee allows the event to happen.

12. Closing date for submissions

Deadline for submissions has been extended to midnight, Sunday 6 October 2013 for all nominated categories. To confirm, nominated categories are all categories EXCEPT:

  • Hall of Fame
  • Best ACT Song of 2013
  • Best ACT Live Youth Band of 2013

13. Public Voting

Opens: 21st October 2013,
Closes: 6pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

Voting is free to all ACT region residents. The public can only judge online through the independent platform of Song Central. Links are provided on the MAMAs website.

14. Judging

The judging panel is made up of independent music industry professionals from across Australia. These do not include any members of MusicACT or the MAMAs organisational panels. At least three (3) judges will assess each category. All MAMAs entries will be judged anonymously by the judging panel and the judges’ decisions are final.

15. Notification of Finalists

For all awards other than the public vote awards, three finalists will be chosen in each category. The finalists will be notified via email on Wednesday the 17th of October 2013.

Finalists will receive TWO complimentary tickets per entry to the awards night on Saturday November 23 2013. Additional tickets will be made available to finalists at a discounted rate. Unfortunately, it is not viable to offer all finalists free entry to this event. MusicACT made the difficult decision to limit these free tickets in order to make the event possible – MusicACT ain’t swimming in cash! – please understand this position.

16. Notification of Winners

Winners will be announced on the night of the MAMAs on Saturday November 23rd 2013 at Albert Hall, Canberra.

17. Prizes

All winners will receive free membership to MusicACT for a year, free entry to all MusicACT events during that year, and promotional packages as outlined in 16. Other prizes and opportunities will be provided and are dependent on the category of entry. Examples of prizes and opportunities include such things as interstate showcase opportunities, attendance at national conferences, recording time, co-writing opportunities with national/international song-writing professionals, personal introductions to music industry professionals & businesses, instrument packages and more.

18. Promotion of Winners

The package of promotional activities undertaken on behalf of the winning artists will include, but not be limited to:

  • Presentation of an Award at the annual MAMAs
  • Profiling on the MusicACT website
  • Promotion of all winners in the final issue of BMA in 2013
  • Promotion of all winners in local and national music press

19. Promotion of Winners & Use of Materials

All category winners agree to have their winning entry included on various websites for promotional purposes. The MAMAs creates huge promotional opportunities for finalists and winners. MusicACT will notify you of these opportunities as they arise. All category winners agree to grant MusicACT the non-exclusive right, free of charge, to make entered songs available for streaming, together with winner’s name and approved images, by members of the public on a non-commercial basis for the purpose of promoting MusicACT and the MAMAs event. MP3s will not be made available for download by MusicACT.

20. MusicACT committee members and staff are NOT eligible to enter the MAMAs.

21. Winning songs from previous years are NOT eligible to be re-entered. 2012 winners are welcome to enter.

22. By accepting the Terms and Conditions during the entry process the entrant agrees to accept these terms and conditions.

All further enquiries contact MusicACT:
info@musicact.com.au

 

Finalists

Publicly voted

Hotel Hotel's BEST ACT ARTIST OF 2013

Aston Shuffle

Fun Machine

SAFIA

Hellenic Club's Best ACT Live Performer of 2013

Elisha Bones

Dylan Hekimian

Fun Machine

SAFIA

Prime 7's Best ACT Youth Artist of 2013

Dylan Hekimian

Mind the Gap

O'Connor Commercial Refrigeration's Best ACT Live Music Venue of 2013

NOTE: MusicACT has made every effort to include every ACT/surrounding regions venue that has hosted at least one live music event in the past year. If, unfortunately, we have overlooked your venue, please contact us immediately.

A Bite to Eat Cafe

Academy Club

Albert Hall

ANU School of Music Big Band Room

Balcony Room

Barcode

Belconnen Arts Centre

Beyond Q Bookshop

Calwell Tavern

Canberra Institute of Technology Music Industry Centre

Charlie Black

Chisolm Tavern

Chisholm Vikings

Digress Restaurant & Lounge

Duxton

Erindale Vikings

Griffin Centre Hall

Griffith Hall

Harmonie German Club

Hellenic Club (Woden)

Hellenic Club (City)

Hippo

Honkytonks

King O'Malleys

La De Da

Lake View Ballroom

Lanyon Vikings

Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Llewellyn Hall

Monkey Bar

Narrabundah Hall

National Library of Australia Foyer

National Library Theatre

NewActon Courtyard Stage

Ngunnawal Neighbourhood Centre

Piano Bar

PJ O'Reilley's (Tuggernaong)

PJ O'Reilley's (City)

Queanbeyan Bowling Club

Queanbeyan Kangaroos Club

Royal Theatre Canberra – National Convention Centre

Smiths Alternative

Southern Cross Club Woden

St Pauls Anglican Church Manuka

Sub‐Urban by Belluci's

The Abbey

Theatre 3

The Artists' Shed

The Astor Hotel Goulburn

The Basement

The Durham

The Front Gallery and Cafe

The George Harcourt Inn

The Goulburn Club

The Great Hall

The National Press Club

The Old Canberra Inn

The Phoenix

The Pot Belly

The Street Theatre

Tongue & Groove

Transit Bar

Trinity Bar

Tuggeranong Theatre

Tuggeranong Youth Centre

UC Refectory

Walsh's Hotel Queanbeyan

Wesley Music Centre

White Eagle Polish Club

Woden Youth Centre

Youth in the City (Civic Youth Centre)

Zierholz @ UC

Independently Judged

True Jungle Souljahs' Best ACT Bass Music Producer of 2013

Ben Colin

Shotgun Cubs

Enyui

SAFIA

Country Pride Sausages' Best ACT Blues and Roots inc. World Artist of 2013

Los Chavos

Party Gravy

Guyy Lilleyman

The Abbey's Best ACT Choral or Vocal Artist of 2013

Xavier Dunn

Aphir

Coro

The Australian National University's Best ACT Classical Solo or Ensemble Artist of 2013

Andrew Rumsey

Griffyn Ensemble

Adam Cook

Best ACT Concert, Brass or Big Band of 2013

Canberra City Band

Spectrum Big Band

Best ACT Folk Artist of 2013

Beth & Ben

Alex and Joel

Xavier Dunn

Matty Ellis

Cassidy's Ceili

Giraffe VCM's Best ACT Heavy Artist Punk, Hardcore, Metal of 2013

Perpetual End

Revellers

No Assumption

When Giants Sleep

Regional Wholesale Fruit Market's Best ACT Cover Band of 2013

Dollface

Party Gravy

Be Be Gee

Hooked On World's Best ACT House, Electro or Techno Producer of 2013

The Aston Shuffle

Peking Duk

Ashley Feraude

Smith's Alternative's Best ACT Indie or Alternative Artist of 2013

Elisha Bones

SAFIA

The Monotremes

Hippo Co's Best ACT Jazz Artist of 2013

Liam Budge

Party Gravy

Simon Milman

Redpath Shoes' Best ACT Pop Artist of 2013

Fun Machine

Kid of Harith

Amber Nichols

Servants of Sounds' Best ACT Psychedelic Electronic Music Producer of 2013

Disect

Somnium

David Van Dijk

Blumers' Best ACT Rock Artist of 2013

Perpetual End

Super Best Friends

Elisha Bones

Renegade ACT's Best ACT Urban Artist of 2013

Kayo Marbilus

MC Fade

Big Dave

Smells Like Centenary Spirit awarded

APRA's Best ACT Song of 2013

Love and Satellites ‐ ‘Right Here Waiting’

Fun Machine - 'Ready for the Fight'

MOG - 'Ricochet'

Best ACT Live Youth Band of 2013

Novia Scotia

Harley Quinn

Finding Eve

No Assumption

The Steptones

Behind the Silhouettes

Mind the Gap

Beneath the Surface

LIFT OFF 'wildcard' winner

MusicACT judged

Contribution to the ACT Music Industry

Frank Madrid

Jim Cotter

Best ACT Engineer / Studio / Producer of 2013

Albert Achanfuo‐Yeboah

Dax Liniere

Turntable-treachery

MAMAs Hall of Fame

To be named on the night

Customised arrangements, 12 performances, 24 award conferrals and the whole music industry.

Don't miss Saturday, November 23 at Albert Hall. Doors at 6.30 for a 7pm opening. Party Gravy finish at 11.30pm. 

And the after party is at Canberra's newest hot spot, Nishi's Lounge and Bar in NewActon. DJs and bands play 10.30pm - 2am. It's a short walk over the bridge from Albert Hall.

Stay tuned to this site, Like MusicACT on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @MusicACT1 to keep up with all the announcements. Here's the program: