Outstanding Contribution of The Year 2018 Announced

Outstanding Contribution of The Year 2018 Announced

After an overwhelming response during the nomination process, it was clear who would be awarded the first Outstanding Contribution award in 2018. The award replaces the Person of the Year category to recognise more than just an individual in the Cardiff music scene.

We’re happy to announce the winner of the Outstanding Contribution of the Year award in 2018 is the team behind Save Womanby Street.


A group of volunteers led by workers based on the street and music lovers in the capital came together to counter the threat to one of Cardiff’s most musical streets.

With the loss of Four Bars and Dempseys, as well […] Read more

Cardiff Music Awards 2018 Date Confirmed

Cardiff Music Awards 2018 Date Confirmed

Cardiff’s biggest night in music has been announced as 29 March 2018.


Nominations will open at 12pm on the 8th of November and close on the 31st of January, which gives you almost two whole months to get your nominations in.

The Cardiff Music Awards recognises the achievements, success and talents of organisations and individuals who have helped enhance Cardiff’s unique and diverse music scene.

The awards will take place once again at Tramshed Cardiff on Thursday 29th March 2018. Please keep the date clear in your diaries. We’re especially lucky, as it’s a bank holiday the day after, no excuses to miss […] Read more

Judging Panel For The Cardiff Music Awards

Judging Panel For The Cardiff Music Awards

Judging has now closed for the Cardiff Music Awards with just less than two weeks to go before the awards show at Tramshed Cardiff.

Judges’ votes make up half of the total voting in the awards, this is to reflect the opinion of music industry peers with insight into the scene and awareness of all the acts on offer.

The judges for the 2017 awards were:

Adam Whitmore – 2015 Nominee/Promoter/Band Manager
Amanda Thomas – Promoter
Ben Gallivan – Writer/Radio DJ/Promoter
Bethan Elfyn – Radio DJ
Bill Cummings – Writer/Editor/Radio DJ
Charlie Francis – Producer
Dani Hewitt – Promoter
Daniel O’Reilly – Promoter
Darren Warner – Radio DJ
David Owens – 2015 Nominee/Writer
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Old J Spiced Rum Sponsors Cardiff Music Awards

Old J Spiced Rum Sponsors Cardiff Music Awards

We are extremely excited to announce that Old J Spiced Rum will be sponsoring the Cardiff Music Awards!

Which means a FREE welcome cocktail for everyone attending the event.

Old J Spiced Rum is a classic combination of spices, sugar, vanilla & lime

Here are some tasting notes:

Nose: A blast of vanilla and lime.
Palate: Well rounded spice and toffee, cut through with limey goodness.
Finish: Sweet, smooth vanilla.
Perfect served over ice with ginger beer or coke and fresh lime wedges.

Top Tip: Drag a lime wedge around the top of the glass before serving.

Have you bought your tickets  to the Cardiff Music Awards […] Read more

How Your Finalists Were Chosen

How Your Finalists Were Chosen

So how were the finalists for the Cardiff Music Awards chosen?

Nominees were chosen based on their submission and not by popularity. They were marked against a criteria available from the time the nominations opened. This criteria was never altered and was included in the nomination form from the start. All nominees were shortlisted due to the merit of their submissions.

You can still read the criteria at bit.do/cmascriteria

Submissions were judged on their description, what made them unique in Cardiff, their achievements in 2016, their plans for 2017 and a link to their work.

Who chose the finalists?

The submissions were marked by three members of […] Read more