Submit your music for the 2020 SDMA's!

Submissions are now open for the 29th annual San Diego Music Awards, to be held on March 23, 2020 at House of Blues San Diego. Deadline is 12/20/19. 


You can submit one of two ways: 
1. Email a link to digital files here: 
2. Snail mail a CD or flash drive to: 
           San Diego Music Awards 
           4876 Mount Royal Place, San Diego, CA 92117

Support Music in our Schools!

Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools, via a partnership between the San Diego Music Foundation and El Cajon's Taylor Guitars.  Over the life of the program, 2,988 guitars have been placed into 82 schools from San Onofre to San Ysidro and over 58,000 K-12 students have been impacted by the program.  


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Congratulations to the 2019 SDMA Winners!

Best Singer/Songwriter – Evan Diamond 
Best Jazz – Euphoria Brass Band
Best Jazz Album - Mattson 2- A Love Supreme 
Best Blues – Casey Hensley 
Best Blues Album - Whitney Shay- A Woman Rules The World 
Best Country or Americana – Blind Mountain Holler 
Best Country or Americana Album - Berkley Hart- While the Night is Still Young 
Best Hip Hop/Rap – Parker Meridien 
Best Hip Hop or Rap Album - Parker Meridien– Twenty First Street Sessions 
Best Indie/Alternative – Aviator Stash 
Best Indie/Alternative Album - The Frights- hypochondriac 
Best Pop – Mittens 
Best Pop Album - Veronica May-Teaser 
Best Rock - Schizophonics 
Best Rock Album – Electric Mud– Highway Refugees 
Best World Music – B-Side Players 
Best World Music Album – The Amalgamated– Premium Quality 
Best Local Recording - The Havnauts- Go For It! 
Best Live Performer - Schizophonics 
Best New Artist – The Havnauts 
Artist of the Year – Whitney Shay 
Song of the Year - Hot Snakes– Six Wave Hold Down 
Album of the Year –Hot Snakes– Jericho Sirens 

Lifetime Achievement Award – “Java” Joe Flammini

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