Artist Submission

Now accepting Submissions for the 2023 San Diego Music Awards. Submissions must be released between January 1 and December 31, 2022, to be considered. Artist must be a San Diego resident to qualify.

Please take a moment to complete the submission form below. Music files must be submitted as MP3 files only, and video submissions need to be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.

The SDMA Academy reserves the right to move an artist to a different category if deemed appropriate.

  • How does a band get nominated?

    Nominations for this year are now complete and nominees have been announced. For future years, nominees are always chosen in January by the San Diego Music Academy (members are noted on this website) and announced in Mid-February. Nominees are chosen based on the previous year (January thru December), including performers and recordings. Nominees must have ¾ of their members living in San Diego at the time of nominations. Former San Diegans are no longer eligible for SDMA consideration.

    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us.

2022 SDMA Awards Sponsors

  • San Diego Reader
  • Cutwater Spirits
  • Revolt Wine Co.
  • Fox 5
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Taylor Guitars
  • Loft 100 Studios
  • Filippi’s PIzza Grotto