The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) has extended the entry period for #SAMA29 by a week. Eligible musicians may submit their entries until Friday, 21 April 2023 at midnight.
The decision follows numerous requests from the industry arguing for a longer entry period and asking for extra days to buffer the Easter break where most organisations were out of office.
The board of RiSA duly granted the extension from today until next Friday.
The #SAMA29 eligibility criteria remains the same. Artists should have released between 1 February 2022 and 14 April 2023 for consideration at this year’s awards.
Entries may be submitted on the SAMA website www.samusicawards.co.za or be delivered physically at Unit 1, 152 Bram Fisher Road, Randburg.
RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi urged musicians and organisations to take advantage of the extension. “It’s our intention at RiSA to give all artists a fair chance of being celebrated and receiving South Africa’s highest music honour. This grace period is aimed at assisting submissions that are in progress to be completed and new ones to be made. I encourage musicians and organisations to heed the call and ensure that they are in line for being recognised with a SAMA.”