Eligible to Upstate artists, residents, and local music supporters that demonstrate outstanding character, philanthropy, and compassion for our music scene.
The committee will select the Artist of the Year based on both fan response and the artist’s overall musical contributions in 2022. This category is closed during the nomination and voting period.
Eligible to artists credited with single / EP / album artwork, show promo, stage design, or any other visually creative pieces for music in 2022.
Eligible to artists that released an original collaboration in 2022. For our purposes, a “Collaboration” refers to a recording by two or more local artists that don’t frequently work together.
Eligible to artists that released a new EP of 75% or more original material in 2022. For our purposes, an “EP” cannot be more than seven tracks OR longer than twenty five minutes.
Eligible to artists that have performed locally at least once in 2022. For our purposes, “locally” refers to shows within the 864 area code.
Eligible to artists that released a music video of an original song — either performance or scripted — in 2022. This award will recognize the artist, director, and / or production company.
Eligible to new artists that began recording or performing original music in 2022.
Eligible to artists that released a new original single in 2022.
Eligible to recording or performing solo artists that released new original music and/or played a show in 2022. For our purposes, a “Solo Artist” is defined as one person.
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