The New Music Awards is an honor given by New Music Weekly, a publication encompassing music charts within the music industry. The New Music Awards show had been held annually since 2003.
The New Music Awards determine nominations as a result of the highest votes received by open ballot by fans, music industry executives, radio personnel and industry insiders. The New Music Awards finalists are based on total votes. New Music Awards are given for the top finalist in each genre and category.
New Music Weekly is proud to congratulate artists who received accolades from the 2022 New Music Awards. Olivia Rodrigo received her first career win in the Top40 New Artist of the Year category, while artist Gabby Barrett took home Country Female Artist of the Year, and Ed Sheeran was awarded AC Song of the Year for his single “Bad Habits”.
This year’s New Music Awards honors more than 30 Winners within the radio industry including radio stations, artists/bands, public relations and record labels.
Reflecting the diversity of the independent and major label music community, NMA Winners and nominees represent a mix of established artists such as Justin Bieber, Adele, and Chris Stapleton alongside independent favorites including Tiffany Haseker, Garrett Young, and John Michael Ferrari.
TOP40/CHR Song of the Year
“Easy On Me” Adele
TOP40/CHR Male Artist of the Year
TOP40/CHR Female Artist of the Year
TOP40/CHR Group of the Year
TOP40/CHR New Artist of the Year
Top40/CHR New Group of the Year:
TOP40/CHR Breakthrough Artist of the Year
TOP40/CHR Radio Station of the Year
TOP40/CHR Program/Music Director of the Year
TOP40/CHR Promotion/Marketing of the Year
TOP40/CHR Record Label of the Year
AC Song of the Year
“Bad Habits” Ed Sheeran
AC Male Artist of the Year
AC Female Artist of the Year
AC Group of the Year
AC New Artist of the Year
AC New Group of the Year
AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year
AC Radio Station of the Year
AC Program/Music Director of the Year
AC Record Label of the Year
Country Song of the Year
“The Good Ones” Gabby Barrett
Country Male Artist of the Year
Country Female Artist of the Year
Country Group of the Year
Country New Artist of the Year
Country New Group of the Year
Tommy Rice w/Patricia Barrett
Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Country Radio Station of the Year
Country Program/Music Director of the Year
Country Promotion of the Year
Alan Young Promotions
Country Record Label of the Year
Crossover Artist/Band of the Year
Publicity/PR Firm of the Year
Internet/Syndicated Radio of the Year
Absolute Radio Network
New Music Weekly is now in pre-preparation for a special NMA Winners Edition. All recent New Music Award winners and artists with new releases should contact the publication that will be offering special discount Ad rates to independent artists & their labels.
New Music Awards for the “New Music Revolution” puts major muscle behind independent and major releases. The NMAs honor artists/bands, radio programmers, radio stations and the “behind the scene” music industry folks which include radio promotion, publicity/PR and record labels. Reflecting the talent and diversity of both the independent music community, NMA Winners and Finalists represent a mix of both major, as well as indepenedent artists and bands. NMA Winners were selected from the nominated list of Finalists by radio personnel, music industry executives, fans and industry panelists. The NMAs is proud to be the first and only award show not weighted down with the politics of the mainstream obstacles of the corporate world. The NMAs Winners represent independent and major artists/bands and their releases to show the true talent which exists in the music industry today. Voters within the NMAs cast their ballots on the basis of artistic merit and marketing campaigns which reflect a value-centered vision.