RPS Music Awards - Nominations now Open!

29 Nov 2017

Nominations for the next RPS Music Awards are now open and close at on Tuesday 16 January at 23.59hrs. 

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.

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 presented at The Brewery on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

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 receive login information via an RPS emailing at the point of announcement. If you have not received this then please let us know.

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.


Paul Hughes, General Manager, BBC Symphony Orchestra: Since 1979 when I won the RPS composition prize this amazing organisation has been part of my life, placing music at the heart of modern life.


The early directors and concert conductors were given tickets made of ivory to gain them admission to Philharmonic Society performances.