The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Scotland’s most prestigious music prize concludes for a fourth year, with the winning album picking up a £20,000 first prize while its nine shortlisted peers pocket £1,000 each.

Established in 2012 the SAY Award is organised by the Scottish Music Industry Association and is a credible, prestigious celebration of Scottish recorded music.   The Award has the support of the major music retailers including iTunes, Amazon, HMV, FOPP and the indies. The Award places focus on artistic merit, rather than sales history, genre or label affiliation and it has a clear commitment to engage with all sectors of the music industry. The winning album receives a prize of £20,000 and the 9 runners up £1000 each.

“The launch of the Scottish Album of the Year award is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Scottish music and musicians. In the Year of Creative Scotland this new award further cements our international reputation as a hugely talented and creative nation”. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs (2012)

To attend and find out more about the event, visit the SAY Awards website.

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