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.

A. Absolutely. Tickets will be available for the 2019 Awards in the coming months.


Information about tickets

A. Once tickets go on sale, you can buy them:

  1. Online at BostonMusicAwards.com (with no fees)
  2. LiveNation.com
  3. 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 10 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. Since 2015, we’ve opened up our Nomination Committee and accepted new members. This helps us stay on top of new artists/trends. Our feeling is that the more voices we listen to, the better. The Nomination Committee is now closed for 2019, but we’ll open it back up in 2020.

A. 2019 nominees will be announced Friday, September 20th.

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 2018 Boston Music Awards closes at 11:59pm on November 4th.

A. Winners will be announced in December at a TBD venue.