The Categories Explained

The Songlines Music Awards categories are voted by Songlines contributors, readers and the general public. All nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2015 (from issues #106 to #114 inclusive).

The 2016 awards categories include five new geographical regions based on the CD reviews sections in Songlines - Africa & Middle East, Americas, Europe, Asia & South Pacific and Fusion - as well as Best Artist, Best Group, Newcomer and World Pioneer Awards.

The nominees for Best Artist and Best Group, plus the geographical categories were published in the May issue of Songlines (#117), see above, with the winners announced on May 5, 2016.

For the Songlines Music Awards terms and conditions and voting procedures, please click here.