The submission phase is designed to build a list of choices to assist current (or newly registered) Detroit Music Awards voters when casting their votes on the online Nomination Ballot during PHASE II of the online voting process. ANYONE can enter the names of all eligible recordings, artists, bands, etc. to be considered as possible choices within a field during PHASE I.
However, only registered DMA voters will be able to cast votes in PHASES II and III. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SUBMISSIONS ARE IN BY JANUARY 19, 2014 - OR THEY WILL NOT BE LISTED ON THE PHASE II BALLOT!!!
Registration is not required to add names and recordings during the Submission Phase; you are allowed to enter as many names and recordings as you like at any time during the Submission Phase. PLEASE DO NOT DUPLICATE ANY ENTRIES!!!
Submitting names or recordings during this phase does NOT nominate the Artist, Group or Recording for the Final Ballot.
Names eligible to be considered as choices must have a connection, or perform a body of work, primarily in the Detroit metro area, which, for our purposes, stretches as far north as Flint, as far west as metropolitan Ann Arbor, as far south as the Ohio border, and as far east as the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.
Recordings eligible for the 2014 Detroit Music Awards to be considered as choices must have been released between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013. Recordings need to be available for purchase to the public via gigs, internet sales and record stores between those dates.
Q&A Does my band need to submit a recording to be eligible? No. Only your release information is necessary. During the submission phase ("Phase One"), please submit name of band, name of recording,
release date and category in which it should be considered. The DMAF compiles a list of eligible recordings each year that is as comprehensive as possible. We include this list with the ballot
as a helpful tool for voters, but recordings not included on the list are still eligible for nomination by voters.