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Award Winners 2019

Award Winners 2019

(above: MADI with her award for Best Solo ActPhoto credit: Nadine Ballantyne)

Today might be April Fool’s Day, but we know better than to try and bamboozle you with spaghetti trees and new emoji engraved 50ps.

Instead, we’d like to take the time to thank all of you for making our 2019 awards ceremony a massive success! Every year our awards become bigger and better and it’s largely down to the part every attendee, voter, judge, sponsor and act plays in our awards.

In case you missed our best awards ceremony to date, we have compiled the full list of all of […] Read more

Concrete Junglists – Sponsor Spotlight

Concrete Junglists – Sponsor Spotlight

This year we are proud to announce that Concrete Junglists are a sponsor of our 2019 awards ceremony!

On the surface Concrete Junglists look like an independent urban apparel company. However there is much more to them than meets the eye. The company’s founder & designer, Dave Shaw (you may know him as DroneBoy), has a long standing history with the music scene in Cardiff.

Over fifteen years ago, Shaw began hosting drum’n’bass nights in Cardiff bars alongside two of his friends, DJ Tru & High Contrast. Shaw’s role in the club nights soon shifted from DJing to graphic design & promotion […] Read more

Past Winners – Where are they now?

Past Winners – Where are they now?

In 2018 the Cardiff music scene was dealt another massive blow with more closures of popular gigging venues such as Buffalo and Gwdihw Café. However, the past year hasn’t just been fraught with bad news. Over the past year we have seen a meteoric rise in the number of new musical talent cropping up throughout the Welsh capital.

Today we are taking a look at what our 2018 award winners have been up to in recent months.

Holding Absence

Above – Photo credit: Bethan Miller Co.

At our 2018 awards ceremony, Holding Absence bagged the award for the Best […] Read more

Ladies of Rage – Partnership Announcement

Ladies of Rage – Partnership Announcement

As you might already be aware, today is International Women’s Day! It’s a day that celebrates the momentous achievements that women have made throughout history to achieve gender equality. On this day, we have the pleasure to announce that we have partnered with an organisation that dedicated to helping young women find a foothold in the music scene. We give you: Ladies of Rage.

In case you didn’t know, Ladies of Rage is an online platform. Their aim is to help and support women working in the music industry in genres where women have historically been underrepresented. This includes genres […] Read more

Cymraeg Byd Busnes – Sponsor Spotlight

Cymraeg Byd Busnes – Sponsor Spotlight

Happy Saint David’s Day Everyone!

It is on the day that celebrates all things Welsh, that we have the pleasure to announce that we have a new partnership for our 2019 ceremony, and we think you’ll be ecstatic about it!

Following last years ceremony, we received feedback requesting that we make our organisation embody more of the Welsh culture and language. Although we could’ve stopped after our fantastic new logo was designed, we decided to continue. We needed to do more to promote the Welsh language in our awards ceremony as well.

It is because of all our feedback that […] Read more

Win Studio Time at Kings Road Studios

Win Studio Time at Kings Road Studios

This year we are giving you the chance to win studio time at Kings Road Studios. To enter you only need to do two things. First, buy your ticket to our 2019 awards ceremony. Secondly, send an email to info@cardiffmusicawards.co.uk to confirm your entry before 20th March.

Anyone who has been following us over the years will know that we ran similar competition last year. The competition was won by Alexandra Gant, who had entered the competition by nominating the band, Ofelia, for some awards.

After winning the competition she gave her cousin Olly Krizan, who is part the band […] Read more

Sponsor Spotlight – Barti Rum

Sponsor Spotlight – Barti Rum

Ahoy there, me hearties! We have some exciting news for all of you rum guzzlers out there. We are ecstatic to announce that this year, Barti Ddu Rum, are one of our official sponsors for our 2019 awards ceremony!

Over the next few years, rum is pegged to become the drink of choice for most people, with new rums popping up on the market every day. Barti Rum is definitely one of these rums to watch (but is much better to drink!)   

Although you may not have heard of the Pembrokeshire based rum company before, as it was only created […] Read more