The Youth Music Awards in association with Hal Leonard Europe is back for its second year! The Awards are presented in association with Hal Leonard Europe, which is part of Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of printed music and educational resources.
The Youth Music Awards celebrate the achievements of young people taking part in the projects we fund, who are making music in all genres, all over the country, every day. They also recognise the organisations and music leaders that are tirelessly working on the frontline, going above and beyond to help the next generation of young musicians progress personally, socially and musically.
Music awards will be judged by a panel of music industry figures including Eve, Daisy Maskell, George the Poet, Chris Price and more to be announced, and we have some serious money-can’t-buy experiences as prizes for award winners.
‘At Hal Leonard Europe we believe that every young person should have access to life-changing music making opportunities.
‘We are very excited to support the Youth Music Awards, which will showcase the vital work that Youth Music does to make such opportunities happen, and celebrate excellence by young music makers.’
Tom Farncombe, Strategic Partnerships Director, Hal Leonard Europe
The Youth Music Awards will take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at Troxy, London, where the winners will be announced.
The deadline for nominations is 10am Monday 15 March 2021.
For outstanding lyrics in an original track from a Youth Music project
Live Performance Award
For outstanding live performance by an act from a Youth Music project
Music Video Award
For outstanding creativity and/or technical accomplishment in a music video
Social Action Award
For outstanding commitment to local community and/or social justice issues by an individual or collective
Inspirational Music Leader Award
For an individual music leader who inspires young people in music through their actions, creativity, determination, positivity, energy, selflessness or ability to overcome challenges
Original Track Award (solo artist)
For an outstanding track written and recorded by a solo artist from a Youth Music project
Original Track Award (group)
For an outstanding track written and recorded by a group (two or more people) from a Youth Music project
Outstanding Act Award
For a group or solo artist from a Youth Music project who is already making waves in the music industry
Young Leader Award
For a young person (aged 25 or below) who has demonstrated great leadership skills. This might be a participant who has now joined the workforce, or a young musician who has been an integral part of the project
Outstanding Project Award
For an organisation that pushes the boundaries to promote inclusive music education (formerly the Innovation Award)
Music Producer Award
For outstanding technical skills in music production, engineering, mixing and/or mastering
For a young person who has established their own music-related business, e.g. events, record label, marketing and PR