The New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA) have been created to recognize
excellence in music production in New Mexico.
The Awards are open to original recordings produced, recorded and
mixed primarily within the state of New Mexico between January 1st and December
31st, 2014. This means that all productions, amateur or professional, must
have been primarily recorded and produced at a home or professional studio
within the state of New Mexico.
The NMMA must be able to verify the recording location via physical
address of the recording and/or production studio. Contact information for the
recording/production studio, home or commercial, must be provided on the entry
Recording, production and/or copyright dates will be used to
determine the eligibility of each entry. Entrants must be able to verify
copyright ownership of original material or recordings entered.
Recordings or materials submitted to the NMMA in previous years
are not eligible. Re-recordings of previous entries may not be entered into any
category including the “Best Cover Song” category.
There are two ways to enter, via e-form online or by downloading
and printing the pdf form and mailing it in with your submission (recording).
All entry forms must contain contact information for the entrant and studio
where the production was recorded.
Please print clearly on the entry forms. Illegible or incomplete
entry forms may cause the entry to be disqualified. Mis-categorized entries may
Mail in entry forms must accompany the entry CD and the lower
portion of the entry form must be attached to the CD entry. Please do not tape
these to the entry as the may become damaged during removal. Rubber bands used
to attach these labels are preferred. Mislabeled CD's or CD’s with playback
audio problems may be disqualified.
A Compact Disc (CD) may contain material for more than one entry
in single length categories. An entry form for each entry on the disc must
accompany the disc. The name of the entrant must be printed clearly on the face
of the CD. Titles for each entry must be clearly printed on the CD or case and
an index of the CD should also be provided. Multiple entries will be allowed
only on properly indexed compact discs.
Video entries may be submitted on a DVD and in a recognized PC
format such .mp4 or .mov. Links to videos online may also be used as entries.
Full-length categories require separate CDs for the purposes of
judging. Full-length entries must be commercially available at the time of
entry. Commercially available is defined as packaged for retail sales including
a UPC code and available for sale to the general public either through retail
outlets or via the Internet.
“Entrant” is defined as the person submitting the
entries. Entries without contact information will be disqualified.
Multiple entries may be mailed in a single package.
An entry fee of $23.00 per entry is required. Any
song or CD entered in multiple categories requires an entry fee for each
category entered. A check or money order for the total amount of the entry
payable to New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA) must accompany each entry. CASH
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Returned checks will render that entry ineligible and
a returned check fee of $15.00 will be charged. Multiple entries must be
submitted together with one check or money order for the total amount of all
entry fees. Entry fees are not refundable.
Entries must be postmarked by January 31st, 2015. You may also drop off your
entry in person by close of business, February 7th, 2015 at one of our retail
Mail your entries to NMMA, PO Box 6552, Albuquerque, NM 87197.
E-form entries must be received by February 7th, 2015.
Payment for e-form entries will be processed through our Paypal account.
Entries will not be returned. Entrant gives the NMMA permission to
use their music, likeness, artwork, video and website for the purposes of
promoting the awards program.
Awards will be presented at a banquet in May of 2015 (Time and
date TBD). You need not be present to win. Entry into the Awards program does
not guarantee entry into the banquet. Banquet attendance requires purchase of a
separate ticket. Seating is limited. One (1) trophy per category will be
presented. Additional trophies will be available for purchase for thirty (30)
days after the awards banquet. Only NMMA winning participants are eligible to
purchase duplicate trophies.