Global music distributor to provide headline sponsorship.
CD Baby have been named as headline sponsor of The Birmingham Music Awards 2019, the biggest night in Birmingham music. This is a massive nod for the BMA team, who are thrilled to have achieved this win in only their second year. The BMAs are an annual search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals, set up to bring together the city’s contributors to music, and their campaign has been given an extra boost with the support of a global industry leader.
CD Baby’s UK Director of Market Development, Rich Orchard, said: “CD Baby is committed to serving independent artists worldwide, and having opened our first UK office last summer, we are delighted to sponsor The BMAs in 2019 and to support, and work more closely with the music talent of Birmingham over the year ahead.
“As a commitment to that support, CD Baby are offering distribution and publishing administration to all BMA 2019 nominees, as well as an enhanced bursary package to this year’s ‘Rising Star’ category nominees, which includes artist services, advertising spend and digital marketing support to a total value of £25,000. We look forward to helping bring through the next generation of Birmingham artists, and putting them on the global map.”
BMA Co-Founder Jo Jeffries said: “We are determined to conceive and grow one big Birmingham music family. We want to work together to deliver the recognition our city deserves, and more music success stories made in Birmingham, so naturally we are thrilled to have the support of CD Baby. The opportunities they are offering Birmingham artists will make such a huge difference and that is exactly what the Awards were set up to deliver.”
Co-Director Simon Pitt added: “There are so many reasons to be excited about being a musician in Birmingham right now; the whole creative landscape is changing, the urban scene is exploding, key music education providers such as ACM and BIMM have moved in and we want to add to the momentum and recognise the achievements and talents of so many. Working alongside a distro heavyweight in CD Baby is a massive boost.”
Entrants from across the region have been busy submitting their work in several different categories including Best Song, Best Male, Best Female, Best Band, Rising Star, Best Live Venue, Best Grime Act, Best Radio Station, Best DJ.
Judging is carried out by a panel of music industry professionals, all with an impressive track record in the business. Shortlisted entries can be found
The ceremony will be held at Birmingham’s The Mill on 16th May. More information can be found at www.birminghammusicawards.com