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House of Blues, Boston. December 11, 2019.

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The Boston Music Awards and official partners are proud to announce the 2019 nominees.
Winners will be announced at the House of Blues on December 11.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Clairo
Cliff Notez
Cousin Stizz
Future Teens
Latrell James
Oompa
Palehound
Pile
Ripe
STL GLD


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

$ean Wire
Camp Blood
Corner Soul
Dump Him
GHOST GRL
House of Harm
Jiles
Lord Felix
Optic Bloom
Shallow Pools


UNSIGNED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aubrey Haddard
Beeef
Billy Dean Thomas
Dionysia
Jefe Replay
Lady Pills
Najee Janey
OG Swaggerdick
Red Shaydez
Rite Hook


LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Carissa Johnson & The Cure-Alls
Cliff Notez
Corner Soul
Ed Balloon
Eddie Japan
Future Teens
Oompa
Pile
Ripe
STL GLD


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Beeef - Bull in the Shade
Clairo - Immunity
Cousin Stizz - Trying To Find My Next Thrill
Future Teens - Breakup Season
Latrell James - Still
Oompa - Cleo
Palehound - Black Friday
Rite Hook - Modify
STL GLD - The New Normal
Valleyheart - Everyone I've Ever Loved


SONG OF THE YEAR

Avanti Nagral - thank u (pls)
Beeef - I'm So Sorry feat. Sidney Gish
Billy Dean Thomas - To The World
Clairo - Bags
Cliff Notez - Happy
Future Teens - So What
Latrell James - Tracphone
Lord Felix - Nothing
Oompa - Cleo N 'Nem feat. Brandie Blaze
STL GLD - The New Normal Pt. I


VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beeef - Morning Light
Bent Knee - Hold Me In
Carinae - Making Breakfast
Cousin Stizz - Trying To Find My Next Thrill
Jefe Replay - FWM
Latrell James - Tracphone
Millyz - Strawberry Goya
PVRIS - Hallucinations
Palehound - Aaron
You're Fired - Forgetmenow


ALT / INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Beeef
Dionysia
Future Teens
Honey Cutt
Horse Jumper of Love
Lady Pills
Lilith
Palehound
Sidney Gish
Weakened Friends


AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Crowes Pasture
Honeysuckle
Jake Swamp & The Pine
Julie Rhodes
Sara Borges & The Broken Singles
Session Americana
Susan Cattaneo
These Wild Plains
Todd Thibaud
Twisted Pine


BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A Ton of Blues
Ali McGuirk
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
GA-20
Gracie Curran
Julie Rhodes
Seth Rosenbloom
Sons Lunaris
Sonya Rae Taylor
The Silks


COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Annie Brobst
Ashley Jordan
Caroline Gray
Chris Moreno
Dalton & The Sheriffs
Haley Thompson-King
Houston Bernard Band
Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys
Louie Bello
Ward Hayden & The Outliers


DANCE / ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

André Obin
Camino 84
DeeZ
House of Harm
Lightfoot
Maxfield
Party Bois
Rilla Force
Steve Darko
Trlogy


DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ Alcide
DJ Frank White
DJ Knife
DJ Kon
DJ Real P
DJ Slick Vick
DJ Slipwax
DJ WhySham
Lenore
SuperSmashBroz


FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Anjimile
Gentle Temper
Hawthorn
Honeysuckle
Lisa Bastoni
Lula Wiles
Nate Leavitt & The Elevation
Tall Heights
The Ballroom Thieves
The Wolff Sisters


HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cliff Notez
Cousin Stizz
Dutch ReBelle
Joyner Lucas
Latrell James
Michael Christmas
Millyz
Oompa
STL GLD
Termanology


INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Albino Mbie
Debo Band
Dub Apocalypse
Dzidzor
Greg Roy
JahRiffe & Jah-N-I Roots Movement
Lookie Lookie
MIXCLA
Nichi y Chalas
Soul Rebel Project


JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Fully Celebrated Orchestra
Gregory Groover Jr.
Gretchen & The Pickpockets
Jason Palmer
Ken Clark Organ Trio
Max Ridley
MND FLO
Porterfield
Tim Carman & The Street 45s
Yoko Miwa Trio


METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Black Mass
Circus Trees
Glacier
Gozu
Lesser Glow
Set Fire
Seven Spires
Summoner
Vaulted
Worshipper


POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Avanti Nagral
Brynn Elliott
Clairo
Ed Balloon
Justin Clancy
PVRIS
Photocomfort
Ripe
Roy Juno
Sasha Sloan


PUNK / HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Actor|Observer
Art Thieves
Black Beach
Choke Up
Fiddlehead
Fucko
Leopard Print Taser
Nice Guys
Rebuilder
SkyTigers


R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

$ean Wire
Kaovanny
Lisa Bello
Marcela Cruz
Najee Janey
Nancia
Notebook P
Treva Holmes
VQnC
YOUNGFACE


ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Carissa Johnson & The Cure-Alls
Cave In
Corner Soul
Exit 18
Kal Marks
Pile
The Devil's Twins
The Rupert Selection
Valleyheart
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys


SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ali McGuirk
Anjimile
Aubrey Haddard
Jill McCracken
Josh Knowles
Juliana Hatfield
Magen Tracy
Nate Leavitt
Sidney Gish
Will Dailey


VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Aubrey Haddard
Drew Zieff - Jake Swamp and The Pine
Erin Gathers - Optic Bloom
Gianna Botticelli - GHOST GRL
Julie Rhodes
Nicole Coogan - The Devil's Twins
Robbie Wulfsohn - Ripe
Sayak Das - Roy Juno
Tory Quinn - VQnC
Walter Sickert


LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

Brighton Music Hall
House of Blues Boston
ONCE Somerville
Orpheum Theatre
Paradise Rock Club
Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Royale
Sonia
The Palladium
The Sinclair


INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Atwood’s Tavern
City Winery Boston
Dorchester Art Project
Great Scott
Lizard Lounge
O’Brien’s Pub
The Burren Backroom
The Jungle
The Lilypad
Toad


LIVE PRODUCTION ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Brittany Sirois
Chris Johnson
Grace Reader
Ian Nault
Jesse Vengrove
Joel Simches
Josh Sessler
Joyce In
Mike Green
Reid Calkin


MUSIC NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Elements at Phoenix Landing
Emo Night Boston at The Sinclair
Good Music Showcase Series at Maggy's Lounge
Grassfed Disco at ZuZu
Jam Sessions at Black Cotton Club
Make It New at Middlesex Lounge
Nightworks
PVRPLE at Goodlife
Soulelujah at The Sinclair
The Wave Boston at Middlesex Lounge


LIVE MUSIC RESIDENCY OF THE YEAR

Ali McGuirk First Fridays at Bull McCabe's
Baker Thomas Band at Toad
Bridgeside Cypher at Graffiti Alley
Downbeat Mondays at the Sinclair with Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas
Duke Levine's Super Sweet Sounds of the 70's at Lizard Lounge
Neighbor Tuesday in Union Square, Somerville! at Thunder Road
OldJack's Last Saturdays at Lizard Lounge
Soul Sessions at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen with NWASoul
The Blue Ribbons at Toad
The White Owls at Toad


MUSIC PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Aaron Gray
Carl Lavin
Catherine Morris
Christine Varriale
Dustin Labbe
Josh Smith
Lance Tobin
Lisa Finelli
Ryan Agate
Tom Bianchi


RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

37' Productions
Cybersound Recording Studios
Mad Oak Studios
Pink Noise Studios
Q Division Studios
Red 13 Studios
Revolution Sound Studio
The Bridge Sound and Stage
The Record Company
Zippah Recording Studios


STUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Benny Grotto
Brian Charles
Dave Brophy
David Westner
Ed Valauskas
Janos Fulop
Jon Glass
Justin Pizzoferrato
Miranda Serra
Sean McLaughlin


SESSION MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Dave Brophy
Duke Levine
Erica Mantone
Jonathan Ulman
Marnie Hall
Mike Levesque
Ryan Manning
Tamora Gooding
Tim Hall
Tony Savarino


MUSIC PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Allston Pudding
Boston Hassle
Boston Herald
DigBoston
Graduation Music
KillerBoomBox
Sound of Boston
The ARTery - WBUR
The Lowell Spin
Vanyaland

MUSIC JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Amelia Mason
Arielle Gray
Candace McDuffie
G. Valentino Ball
Jed Gottlieb
Karen Muller
Michael Marotta
Shamus Hill
Victor Infante
Victoria Wasylak


MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Adam Parshall
Ben Stas
Bryan Lasky
Emily Gardner
Jen Vesp
Joshua Pickering
Matthew Shelter
OJ Slaughter
Omari Spears
Tim Bugbee

RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR

Allston Pudding Radio / WTBU 89.3FM
Almost Famous / WATD 95.9FM
B.A.N.G. Radio / Zumix 94.9FM
Bay State Rock / WAAF 107.3FM
Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood
LFOD Radio / WMFO 91.5FM
Middays with Randi Millman / WUMB 91.9FM
Morning Glory with Michael Marotta / Indie617
On The Town with Mikey D / WMFO 91.5FM
The Matthew Reid Show / MIX 104.1FM

New for 2019: Radio shows that predominantly focuses on Massachusetts based music/artists/guests.


MUSIC PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Above the Basement - Boston Music and Conversation
All Your Things Are Gone
Beat Club Podcast
Boston Sucks
Boston Venue: The Channel Story
First Year Project
Hood Grown Aesthetic
It'sLitBoston
Stuck On Stuff
Talk About The Passion

New for 2019: Podcasts that predominantly focuses on Massachusetts based music/artists/guests.

617 SESSIONS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Rex Mac - What It Look Like
The Water Cycle - Cooper Union
Hayley Sabella - Trail of Crumbs
VQnC - Inside Out
Hawthorn - Appalachia
Brandie Blaze - Model
House of Harm - Control
Seefour - Keep Your Head Up
TiDES - Deceit
CD Rose - Drake

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