Boston Music Awards 2015

Date: December 9 & 10, 2015
Venue: The Sinclair, Cambridge

The Boston Music Awards celebrated the city’s finest musicians over two nights. The new format, along with new award categories – including the very special Hall Of Fame Award – were the first strategic changes by new owners.


2015 Video Highlights



Artist of The Year

Speedy Ortiz

Album/EP of The Year

Speedy Ortiz – “Foil Deer”

Song of The Year

Speedy Ortiz – “Raising The Skate”

New Artist of The Year


Live Artist of The Year

Tigerman WOAH

Rock/Indie Artist of The Year

Dirty Bangs

Hip-Hop Artist of The Year

Michael Christmas

Pop Artist of The Year

Ruby Rose Fox

R&B Artist of The Year

Bad Rabbits

American Artist of The Year

The Ballroom Thieves

Blue Arist of The Year

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

DJ/Producer of The Year

Frank White

Electronic Artist of The Year


Folk Artist of The Year

The Ballroom Thieves

International Artist of The Year

Shun Ng

Jazz Artist of The Year

Lake Street Dive

Metal Artist of The Year


Punk/Hardcore Artist of The Year

Zip-Tie Handcuffs

Singer-Songwriter of The Year

Abbie Barrett

Female Vocalist of The Year

Ruby Rose Fox

Male Vocalist of The Year

Will Dailey

Studio Producer of The Year

Ed Valauskas

Video of The Year

Petty Morals – “Just A Game”

Best Dance Night

Soulelujah at Zuzu

Best Live Music Venue

The Sinclair

Best Live Ongoing Residency

The Blue Ribbons at TOAD

Best Music Blog


Best Local Promoter

Bowery Presents Boston

Best Live Music Photographer

Michael Sparks Keegan

Best Brand Collaboration

Dirty Bangs / Wrangler Television Spot

Best Charitable Effort

Speedy Ortiz / Girls Rock Camp Foundation

Unsung Hero Award

Chip Rives

Hall of Fame Award

Evan Dando