Call to Artists: YYC Music Awards

Tue, 2016-04-05 15:32 -- nick

Recognizing the achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC Music Awards is proud to announce their inaugural year in supporting and celebrating the wide range of musical talent based in the city.

Honouring artists in 19 categories (list below), the YYC Music Awards is taking submissions until May 15, 2016 for this year’s first annual gala being held on September 25, 2016, at a venue later to be announced.

The YYC Music Awards are founded by music industry veterans Darren Gilbert (producer, Off The T-Can Studio), Shannon Ambrose (The Portal Magazine), Larry Mayell (artist manager) & Leanne Harrison (SIN Agency) to celebrate the artists that embrace Calgary at home, entertaining and supporting its arts and culture.

Submissions can be made at The submission period has been extended until May 15, 2016.

The YYC Music Awards Categories:

  • Single of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Pop Recording of the Year
  • Rap/ Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
  • Country Recording of the Year
  • Roots/ Folk Recording of the Year
  • Rock Recording of the Year
  • Metal Recording of the Year
  • Blues Recording of the Year
  • Jazz Recording of the Year
  • R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
  • DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year
  • Alternative Recording of the Year
  • Singer/Songwriter of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award
  • People’s Choice Award

In addition, the YYC Music Awards is accepting volunteer applications leading up to and for the gala along with membership for CARS (Calgary Association For Recording Selection) Committee, who are our voting members.

Volunteer Application
Sponsorship Inquiries

The YYC Music Awards purpose is to celebrate the wide range of musical talent in the city of Calgary.