You've spent an unknown amount of blood, sweat and tears (and money) crafting your latest album and it is finally time to reap the validation and reward you so rightly deserve: Submissions are currently open for the 2019 San Diego Music Awards!
Scheduled to take place in March of 2019, the 28th annual SDMAs can only honor you with a trophy if you -- yeah, you -- send in a copy of your album for consideration. What constitutes an "album" these days? Who knows. Last year's winners ranged from five-song EPs to full-length LPs and everything in between, so you're probably good.
Of course, there are a couple of rules: 1) Albums must have been released locally between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018; and 2) submissions must be sent in by the Dec. 31 deadline.
Here's the details: Mail all CDs to San Diego Music Awards, 4876 Mount Royal Place, San Diego, CA 92117, or simply email a link to your digital files (do not attach the mp3s to your email) to sandiegomusicawards [at] gmail.com.
It simply couldn’t be easier. If you don’t use the computer (because it’s the work of the devil), the ol' reliable post office awaits.
What’s next after you submit your latest and greatest record to the academy (by the way, academy members are listed here -- maybe send them some info on your project so they're in the know when they cast their votes)? Well, the SDMAs will announce nominees on Feb. 11, 2019, when voting opens to the general public (it'll close on March 3) -- followed by the actual awards ceremony at a date yet to be announced.
For the last two years, the gala was held at House of Blues downtown, so our money's on that spot being the venue of choice for 2019 as well. For a list of 2018 San Diego Music Award winners, visit our coverage here.
Start preparing those acceptance speeches, folks!