The RPS Music Awards, in association with BBC Radio 3, give the music profession an independent voice to tell the world what we do best.

Nominations for the next RPS Music Awards are now open and close on Tuesday 16 January at 11.59pm.

It’s time to revisit 2017, and to nominate the live music, performers and organisations that have made a difference to the way you think, feel, understand and listen to music.

Each year, through its annual RPS Music Awards, the Royal Philharmonic Society celebrates outstanding achievement in live music. Nominations are made the length and breadth of the country and in recent years have reflected not just the passion and enthusiasm for the many outstanding musical performances in our concert halls, opera houses and festivals, but a powerful recognition for organisations who are making a profound difference to people’s lives through music.

The Awards will be given for work which took place in the UK during 2017.  They are made in 13 categories, ranging from individual awards to musicians, singers, conductors, young artists, awards for opera, for ensembles and composers, to awards for the very finest projects that develop wider audiences and encourage learning and wider participation in music (the RPS were the first to recognise the importance of this area of work). Shortlists and winners are selected by independent juries of leading music professionals, with the winners announced on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at a glittering awards ceremony at The Brewery in London.

How can I nominate?

Members of the Royal Philharmonic Society and a large number of organisations from the music profession are invited to nominate each year. Nominators will have received login information.  If you have not received this then please let us know.

You are free to nominate work you have been directly involved in, or to put forward work by others which you feel to have been outstanding. 

If your professional music organisation would like to join our list of official nominators please email us your details for consideration.

If you are an individual and would like to nominate this year, please join the Royal Philharmonic Society and then contact us to request the nomination login details.

N.B. It is preferable that nominations are made online, though hard copy forms are available upon request.

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