Artist Submission

Now accepting Submissions for the 2024 San Diego Music Awards. Music files cannot exceed 18mg in file size.  Submissions must be released between January 1 and December 31, 2023, 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?

    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 not eligible for annual SDMA consideration.

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

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