AWARD

«A ALLI IDEALISTÄ UND
A ALLI KÄMPFER DA USSE,
DE ISCH FÜR EUS.»

SEVEN, ARTIST AWARD



The Swiss Music Awards, the biggest music prizes in Switzerland, serve to promote the national music scene and to present its cultural diversity. The eleventh Swiss Music Awards will take place on 9 February 2018.

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.

The SMAs' new organiser is the agency Claim Event AG. The founder and managing director of Claim Event is Oliver Rosa, who as executive producer has been responsible for the organisation, marketing, and strategic development of the event since its inception in 2008.

«ALSO WES E JUNGE UND HIPPE
ZIELGRUPPE-AFFINE ACT
HÜT AM ABE HIE GIT, DE SI DAS
JA WOHL MIR.»

SCHLUNEGGERS HEIMWEH,
BEST BREAKING ACT & BEST GROUP

Voting Procedure

Awards will be given by the association Press Play (comprising IFPI Schweiz, SUISA, SWISSPERFORM, SMPA and SIG). As the official giver of the awards, the association Press Play is responsible for drawing up the rules and (in conjunction with GfK Entertainment AG) for counting the votes for the awards ceremony.
Nomination and selection of Swiss Music Award prizewinners are officially regulated by Press Play. The rules were developed in collaboration with GfK Entertainment AG and can be seen here.



«GÖND USE,
GÄBET LIEBI UND HÖRET
UF MIT DEM HASS!»

DABU FANTASTIC, BEST HIT

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 Romandie’ (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 a special pre-event award ceremony and will be celebrated again in style at the SMAs in Zurich on 9 February 2018.

Copyright SMA 2017 — All Rights Reserved

Copyright SMA 2017 - All Rights Reserved