Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

A. The Boston Music Awards is the longest running regional music awards in the United States. Since 1987, the BMAs have celebrated local musicians across multiple genres — the history can be found here.

In 2017, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the BMAs at the House of Blues on December 7th.

A. Absolutely. Tickets are on sale now via the following link: https://goo.gl/6uYzfP


Information about tickets

A. Tickets are on sale now via the following URL: https://goo.gl/6uYzfP. You can also buy tickets directly from the House of Blues, Boston Box Office. Please visit their website for hours of operation. 

A. First, congratulations on your nomination. We provide all nominees with complimentary tickets to the Boston Music Awards.

Please reach out to Laurie from Redefined — laurie@thisisredefined.com to claim your ticket.

A. Please reach out to Laurie from Redefined — laurie@thisisredefined.com to claim your ticket.

Voting, Nominations & The Nomination Committee

A. Nominees are selected by our Nomination Committee Members (Nom Com). We send our Nom Com an open ballot form where they write in their picks across all award categories. The six artists in each category who receive the most write-in’s become nominees for that year.

A. Our Nominating Committee is made up of people in the City who not only live and breathe music, but make a living at it.  

Our Nomination Committee currently consists of approximately 400 members including, but not limited to, Music Editors/Journalists, Promoters and Agents, Radio Programmers and DJs, Music Business Executives, Music Promotions/Publicists, Artist Managers, Music Producers, Tour Managers, Music Attorneys, Label Executives, and Professors of Music.

A. Yes. Each year, we open up our Nomination Committee to new members. This helps us stay on top of new artists/trends. Our feeling is that the more voices we listen to, the better. 

A. 2017 nominees will be announced on September 15.

A. Once the finalists are announced the voting begins. The vote is open to the public, who make up 50% of the vote. The other 50% is from the Nomination Committee. The finalist in each category with the most votes wins.

A. Voting for the 2017 Boston Music Awards closes at midnight on October 30th.

A. Winners will be announced on December 7th, 2017 at the House of Blues, Boston.