The Swiss Music Awards, the most important music prizes in Switzerland, serve to promote the national music scene and to present its cultural diversity.
As a hub for music-makers, professionals, and personalities from the worlds of politics, society and the media, in just a few years the Swiss Music Awards have evolved into the music prizes with the broadest appeal and greatest impact in the country.
The SMAs will celebrate their ten-year anniversary in 2017, and their recognition curve is rising fast. With the change of venue to Zurich’s Hallenstadion, they’re now very much a public event.
Nomination and selection of Swiss Music Award prizewinners are officially regulated by Press Play. The rules were developed in collaboration with GfK Switzerland (www.gfk-entertainment.com) and can be viewed here.
Nomination and selection of Swiss Music Award prizewinners are officially regulated by Press Play. The rules were developed in collaboration with GfK Switzerland (www.gfk-entertainment.com) and can be seen here.
BEST ACT ROMANDIE
As a national music award, the SMAs build bridges between German-speaking Switzerland and the French-speaking parts of the country in the West. For this reason, the category 'Best Act Romandy' (French-speaking Switzerland) was introduced in 2013. A special event for this category takes place in the run-up to the Swiss Music Awards every year. Experience a rich variety of showcases and the impressive diversity of the music scene in French-speaking western Switzerland. The first Swiss Music Award will be presented to the winner in the category 'Best Act Romandy' live at this special event and will be celebrated again in style at the SMAs on 12 February in Zurich.
This year's award for 'Best Act Romandy' will be presented in Couleur 3's Studio 15 in Lausanne on 4 February.