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The Emma Gala (Finnish: Emma-gaala) is a Finnish music gala arranged yearly by Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland (ÄKT), awarding the Emma Awards to the most distinguished artists and music professionals of the year. It has been arranged annually since 1983, except between 1988 and 1990.[1]

Until 1991, the winners were selected by representatives of ÄKT. From 1992 onward they have only selected the candidates, from which a board of music critics has selected the winners. The selection criteria include interesting musical merit, musical and commercial success in the recording industry, and the artist's popularity measured in different ways.


  1. ^ Mape Ollila Once Upon A Nightwish - 2008- Page 256 "In the midst of a conflict-ridden tour, the band learned they were nominated for the Finnish Emma Awards in seven categories. Marco and Tuomas flew from Bayreuth, Germany, to Finland on their day off to attend the gala, held in Helsinki on ...

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