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Wawela Music Awards


The aim of the Wawela Music Awards is to recognise and award SAMRO members - composers, authors, lyricists and publishers - who have lit up international and local stages, screens and airwaves with their dazzling talent. The awards are a gesture from SAMRO to thank our creative trailblazers. These awards celebrate South African music creators' accomplishments on the international and local stage over a particular defined period.

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Best Song or Composition in a Television Production

This award will recognise outstanding composition for a television programme. Particular attention will be paid to how well the music enhances the visual content, the dynamics of the music and how it complements the programme. The success of the television production will not be used as a determining factor.

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Best Song or Composition in a Television Commercial

This award recognises outstanding composition for a television commercial. Particular attention should be paid to how well the music enhances the visual content, compliments the tone and feel of the commercial, making the 30, 45 or 60-second advert captivating for the viewer.

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Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial

Recognising outstanding composition for a radio commercial. Particular attention should be paid to how well the music enhances the script, tone and feel of the commercial.

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Songwriter of the Year

The award needs to be presented to a composer/author who has, over the course of the year, made a significant impact / contribution in the writing/co-writing of an array of works and hits for a multitude of South African artists from all genres, styles and languages. Sales figures will be taken into consideration as well as having the highest volume of covers in a year, placements or co-writes which have received considerable exposure, generated tremendous sales and extensive performances.

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Best South African Duo/Group

The Duo or Group should have written at least 70% of the album for it to qualify for consideration. The choices will be drawn from the Duo or Group having extensive international broadcast awareness, sales achievements, media and live performance activity. Consideration will be given for all creative execution of the compositions which enhance and promote the brand from a musical perspective. The award is presented on the basis of creative achievements, as opposed to just having sold the most.

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Best Female Artist & Composer / Co-composer

It will be required that the female performer/composer has written at least 50% of the album for it to qualify for consideration. The choices will be drawn from the Female composer having extensive broadcast awareness, sales achievements, media and live performance activity. Consideration will be given for the creative diversity of the compositions which enhance and promote the brand from a musical perspective. The award is presented on the basis of creative achievements, as opposed to just having sold the most.

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Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary

This award recognises outstanding composition for a feature film or theatrically released documentary. Particular attention will be paid to how well the music enhances the visual content, the dynamics of the music in relation to the visuals and the emotional impact the music has in conjunction with the visuals. The success of the movie or theatric documentary will not be used as a determining factor.

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Best Creative Album of the Year

This award will acknowledge the album as a body of work. The album must be 40 minutes long and entries will be judged with particular reference to exceptional songwriting and consistency. The selection by the judges will not be based on sales, but on the merit of the songwriting, the lyrical content, the balance of songs on the album and spectrum of variety to make for a complete and enjoyable musical experience. Consideration will not be made based on the number of hits on the album nor number of singles.

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Best Male Artist & Composer / Co-composer

It will be required that the male performer/composer has written at least 50% of the album for it to qualify for consideration. The choices will be drawn from the male composer having extensive broadcast awareness, sales achievements, media and live performance activity. Consideration will be given for the creative diversity of the compositions which enhance and promote the brand from a musical perspective. The award is presented on the basis of creative achievements, as opposed to just having sold the most.

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Best Song or Composition in a Television Production

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Best Song or Composition in a Television Commercial

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Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial

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Songwriter of the Year

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Best South African Duo/Group

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Best Female Artist & Composer / Co-composer

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Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary

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Best Creative Album of the Year

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Best Male Artist & Composer / Co-composer

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Entry Details


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Ensure that you have 3 high resolution photos, a biography/profile and your songs in MP3 format and labelled correctly. The songs that are eligible for entry must have been released and active between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014. Please note that you may only submit 6 entries per category.

To submit your entry please click here.

For clarity or further information please contact the Marketing Department,  tel: 011 712 8505 or email: info@wawela.co.za

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