The New England Music Awards are presented every year to the musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established them as a contributing force to the most robust and diverse music scene in the country. The NEMA nominating committee consists of a variety of music industry experts including journalists from music publications, radio personalities, talent buyers, event planners, record label executives and more. This selection of professionals collectively represents all six New England states and every awards category.
The goal of the new England Music Awards is to celebrate and recognize some of the area’s best musical achievements. Every year NEMA nominates over 100 artists and/or bands spanning a number of categories and genres of popular music in New England. This includes the coveted individual state awards, which recognize one act from each of the six New England states as its Best In State.
The NEMA Nomination Committee also selects a winner in three Individual Award categories. These awards are presented to an artist or band in recognition for years of outstanding achievement and contribution to the New England music scene.