Outstanding Contribution of the Year 2019 Announcement

Outstanding Contribution of the Year 2019 Announcement

A music scene is an ecosystem, change just one part and the whole thing is affected.

We live in a time where people power seems more present than ever. As it becomes easier to report on and share what we hold important in our lives, it is easier now to grow our movements.

In December 2018, it was announced that Guildford Crescent was to be re-developed and three of its buildings were to be demolished. This little corner of Wales’ capital city was home to three businesses: Madeira Restaurant, Thai House and the music venue Gwdihŵ. The outrage was immediate within Cardiff […] 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

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

Cardiff Music Awards 2017 Award Winners, where are they now?

Cardiff Music Awards 2017 Award Winners, where are they now?

There is no doubt Cardiff’s music scene has not been quiet over the past year. From venue closures to the success of Save Womanby Street, what everyone looks forward to know, is March, where 20  winners will be announced at the ceremony in Tramshed, one of Cardiff’s premiere venues.

While waiting for the ceremony to arrive, let’s have a look at what has happened to last year’s winners after obtaining a CMA.

Astroid Boys

Last year ‘Best Group’ winners, and this year finalists in three categories, Astroid Boys have proved that nothing can stop them in achieving more and more success. After winning […] Read more

Sponsor Spotlight | Jack Arts

Sponsor Spotlight | Jack Arts

Cardiff Music Awards is grateful for the valued partnership of our 2018 sponsors. We’re excited to be working with Jack Arts, an independent out-of-home agency specialising in arts and culture.

After working with them on the CMAs last year, they were up for making the CMAs bigger and better that ever before this year. For the 2018 CMAs, they’re assisting with the posters, flyers and distribution, without we would struggle to spread the word of the event to this level.

Some of their services include posters, event branding and popups, and most impressively, experimental marketing. One that stands out is ‘The Handmaid’s […] Read more

Cardiff Music Awards Line Up Announced

Cardiff Music Awards Line Up Announced

Cardiff Music Awards are pleased to announce the full line up to the awards ceremony.

Act one is GRL TLK. These two girls cut their teeth playing at Cardiff’s best independent clubs and now spin tunes for some of the UK most exciting brands and parties. They have played parties for the likes of Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Warehouse, Grazia and Beyond Retro, plus supporting the likes of Keiza, AlunaGeorge, Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens.

Check out their Website and Facebook.

Act two is Rainbow Maniac. Shades of 60’s psychedelia, blues-rock and punk permeate the airways when these guys are playing. The Cardiff four-piece are big […] Read more

Competition with sponsor Kings Road Studio

Competition with sponsor Kings Road Studio

What?

We are pleased to announce our first sponsor, Kings Road Studio, and in conjunction with them, we are running an exciting competition…

How?

Submit your nominations here by 12th January to be in with the chance of winning a day’s recording session and a day’s mixing session at Kings Road Studio.

Who?

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, Kings Road Studio aims to make your recording experience enjoyable and comfortable with a no-compromise attitude towards quality. Kings Road Studio pride themselves in capturing your best performance with the warmth of analogue outboard gear, combined with the best in professional digital recording equipment.

How to enter the competition […] Read more