Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

A. The Boston Music Awards is one of 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. Yes! Each year, the Boston Music Awards is the biggest celebration of local music. The night is a mix of multiple performances and a chance to interact and network with the people who make our scene so special. Tickets will be available to purchase via this website, keep an eye out for updates on our social media channels.

A. The Boston Music Awards will take place on December 14, 2022 at Big Night Live.


A. Tickets for the 2022 Boston Music Awards are on sale now. Click here for official tickets.

A. Yes! Nominees can claim their ticket by clicking here. Donations are welcome, but not required. Deadline to claim is 10am November 14, 2022. After this date, any tickets that are left over will be released to the public to purchase.

A. We provide one ticket to nom-com members who submitted a ballot for the 2022 Boston Music Awards. Donations are welcome, but not required. 

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. Ballots will be sent to Committee Members on September 9th, 2022. Committee Members have until September 23rd, 11:59pm to complete the ballot.

A. 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 each year and accepted new members. This helps us stay on top of new artists/trends. Since 2015, we’ve more than tripled the number of committee members. 2022 Membership is now closed.

A. Nominees for the 2022 Boston Music Awards will be announced on September 30th at noon.

A. Once the nominees 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 nominee in each category with the most votes wins.

A. Voting for the 2022 Boston Music Awards closes at 11:59pm (EDT) on November 25th.

A. Winners will be announced December 14th at Big Night Live.