2020 BBMA Submission Are Now Open

2020 Blues Blast Music Award Submission Are Now Open

The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and independent artists and labels are eligible to be considered.

The specific eligibility period for recordings is music released from May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past years.


Contemporary Blues Album Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album Live Blues Recording
New Artist Debut Album Historical or Vintage Recording
Male Blues Artist Female Blues Artist
Blues Band
Sean Costello Rising Star Award

How To Submit to The Blues Blast Music Awards Nominators

We are now accepting submissions from labels and artists until May 15, 2020. If the nominators do not know about your release, they can’t nominate it.

Artist do not necessarily have to submit their releases to be considered but any that do will have their recordings directly screened by the nominators. (Our Nominators can’t nominate something they haven’t heard!)

We have 25 nominators so you need to send 25 individual CD copies to the address below before May 15th, 2020. Any received after that date may not get sent to the nominators.

Fees For 2020

There is a $30 charge to have your music sent to the nominators. This charge is for each recording submitted, not for each copy of the recording! So if a label submitts for two of their artists recordings/releases, it would be $60. Please make checks payable to Blues Blast Magazine.

You must include one copy of the submission form for each recording or album submitted . Please CLICK HERE and print a copy of the submission form. Please fill out a separate copy of this submission form for each recording submitted. (One copy is needed per submitted recording!)

Fill in all the information and include submission form in the box with each submission.
Submissions received after May 15th, 2020 may not reach the nominators so hurry and get your submissions in today!

Nominators begin returning their nominations June 1st and final nominations will be announced after July 1st, 2020. Fan voting begins in July.

Mailing Address For Submissions
2020 Blues Blast Music Awards
116 Espenscheid Court
Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610

Send questions to info@bluesblastmagazine.com
or call (309) 267-4425

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