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

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

Jack Arts – Sponsor Spotlight

Jack Arts – Sponsor Spotlight

For the third year running, we are excited to announce Jack Arts as one of our sponsors!

We walk past hundreds of billboards, adverts and posters in Cardiff everyday, but have you ever wondered who’s behind them? Well, wonder no more because its more than likely to be the work of Jack Arts.

Jack Arts may have an office situated in Cardiff, but you can see their work in cities across the UK. They are known for creating impressive out-of-home marketing campaigns, from huge murals and installations to impressive posters. It’s clear to see that with over 25 years’ […] 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

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
Dan Nichols […] Read more

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