Songlines Music Awards: 2017

Launched in 2009, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world that has been featured in Songlines magazine. For details of winners to date, check out the links above, and see our Songlines Music Awards 2016 winners' concert video below.

WOMADVoting for the 2017 Awards is now open. From a shortlist of the Top of the World albums throughout 2016 (issues #115 to #124 inclusive) you can vote for the Best Artist and Best Group award winners.

Similar to last year's awards, we now also have five geographical categories based on the CD reviews sections in Songlines: Africa & Middle East; Americas; Europe; Asia & South Pacific and Fusion.

From all albums reviewed throughout 2016, Songlines contributors will decide on four nominees from each of these five categories (announced April 7), with the eventual winners crowned on May 12 in the June 2017 issue (#128).

All Songlines readers & public voters will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of tickets to WOMAD Charlton Park 2017 (July 27-30). Ten runners-up will also receive a copy of the Songlines Music Awards 2016 compilation album.

Don't delay - have your say and be part of the Songlines Music Awards now.

The deadline for voting is midnight (GMT) on January 31, 2017.

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Songlines Music Awards 2016 Winners

Songlines Music Awards 2016 CD

The official 19-track album, featuring the nominees in the five geographical categories, is now on sale exclusively from Amazon.

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