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What does it take to earn a nomination at the South Carolina Music Awards?

Nominees are selected by individual nominations which are considered your Fans! Final nominees are selected by the top in their category, based on the amount of nominations received. The South Carolina Music Awards Committee does not select any nominees or in any way choose the winner. All Votes are tally by a third party agency.

Never assume that we already know who you are or what moves you’re making. Submitted your Media Kit/EPK to us by mail or email is encouraged. All nominees are selected by their fans through channels such as: retail sales, radio spins, performances/touring, mixtape placements, online presence, and overall artist visibility. The SCMA committee always research prospective nominees to verify their qualification.

How can I perform at the South Carolina Music Awards?

Please submit a Media Kit/EPK, by email, for consideration. Prospective performers will be contacted by a representative of our committee.  Email Address:

When do nominations for the South Carolina Music Awards open?

Nominations open February of each year. We encourage potential participants to visit  our website around this time frame.

Need additional information?
Please feel free to contact us by phone (803)414-7144 or email

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Since its inception in 2008, The South Carolina Music Awards has grown rapidly in popularity; attracting music connoisseurs from all over the country. The mission of the South Carolina Music Awards is to lead a culturally diverse award show that caters to the talent and success of independent and major entertainment artist within South Carolina.

The dynamic creative partnership of Co-Producers; Shera Bass and Marcus Housey created the awards as a way to focus on “the best and brightest" of South Carolina talent.  This unique event also fits in well with our marketing objectives and advertising slogan, South Carolina Premier Award Show.  The SCMA’s strive to honor A-list talents who are setting the trends and paving the way for the latest generation.


South Carolina Music Awards
PO Box 5492
Greenville, SC 29606

2016 SC Music Awards
Columbia, South Carolina
Empire Supper Club

2015 SC Music Awards
Florence, South Carolina
Florence Civic Center

2014 SC Music Awards:
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg Marriott

2013 SC Music Awards:
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville Marriott

2012 SC Music Awards:
Greenville, South Carolina

2011 SC Music Awards:
Columbia,South Carolina
The Coop at USC

2010 SC Music Awards:
Charleston, South Carolina
The Memminger Auditorium

2009 SC Music Awards:
Columbia, South Carolina
The Coop at  USC

2008 SC Music Awards:
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville Tech Auditorium