Scottish Album of the Year Award

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The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award
The SAY Award logo 2016.png
SAY Award Logo
Awarded forBest album by a Scottish artist
LocationScotland
First awarded2012
Websitewww.sayaward.com

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is an award given annually for an outstanding album produced by a Scottish artist. The award was launched in 2012 by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) in partnership with Creative Scotland.[1] The winner receives a £20,000 prize and the nine shortlisted artists receive £1,000.[2]

Process[edit]

Once all eligible albums have been collated, 100 impartial ‘Nominators’, chosen from sectors including journalism, broadcast and radio, music retail and live music venues, will consider the titles from The SAY Award's Eligible Albums list, nominating their five favourite albums and ranking them in order of preference. ‘Nominators’ include specialists in a variety of genres, such as jazz, classical, electronic and traditional folk, as well as key influencers from elsewhere in the arts, and cannot have a commercial interest in any of the albums being discussed. The SMIA assigns a score to each title in a Nominator's Top 5, before announcing the 20 highest scoring albums as The SAY Award Longlist.

The Longlist is then whittled down to a Shortlist of 10 albums, one of which will be chosen by music fans via an online public vote and the others decided by The SAY Award judging panel. Previous judges have included the composer Craig Armstrong, Turner Prize winning artists Douglas Gordon and Susan Philipsz, Filmmaker Lynne Ramsey, Music Editor of The Skinny Tallah Brash, DJ and Promoter Sarra Wild, Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan, Sub Club Partner/Director Barry Price and Scottish Ballet's Sophie Laplane.

The SAY Award Shortlist is then honoured at an exclusive ceremony, with each title receiving an award created by The SAY Award Design Commission winner and a minimum of £1,000. The SAY Award judging panel reconvene for the ceremony and decide who picks up the £20,000 first prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Winner Shortlisted Longlisted References
2012 Bill Wells and Aidan MoffatEverything's Getting Older [4][5]
2013 RM HubbertThirteen Lost & Found [6][7]
2014 Young FathersTape Two [8][9]
2015 Kathryn JosephBones You Have Thrown Me, And Blood I've Spilled. [10]
2016 Anna MeredithVarmints [11]
2017 Sacred PawsStrike a Match [12][13]
2018 Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  • Adam Holmes and the Embers – Midnight Milk
  • Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
  • Catholic Action – In Memory Of
  • Chris Stout & Catriona McKayBare Knuckle
  • Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
  • Happy Meals – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI)
  • Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
  • Neon Waltz – Strange Hymns
  • Pronto Mama – Any Joy
  • The Spook SchoolCould It Be Different?

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2019 Auntie FloRadio Highlife[15]

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2020 Nova - Re-Up[17]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Album of the Year Award launches to celebrate country's finest musical talent". STV. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Scottish Album of the Year Award: Shortlist judge Jess Brough hails exciting acts in the running for top prize". Sunday Post.
  3. ^ "About". www.sayaward.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  4. ^ "Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat win Scottish Album of the Year". BBC. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ West, Rosamund. "Scottish Album of the Year 2012 shortlist announced". The Skinny. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Michaels, Sean. "RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album of the Year Award". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Revealed: The shortlist for the Scottish Album of the Year". The Scotsman. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year for Tape Two". BBC. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year Award". The Skinny. Retrieved 9 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Kathryn Joseph Wins The SAY Award 2015". Clash. Retrieved 17 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Shortlist for the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award revealed". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  12. ^ "SAY Award 2017: Shortlist revealed". The Skinny. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  13. ^ Sacred Paws - Strike A Match, retrieved 2017-11-21 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year for Cocoa Sugar". BBC News. Retrieved 8 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ https://completemusicupdate.com/article/auntie-flo-wins-scottish-album-of-the-year-award/
  16. ^ "Scottish Album Of The Year Award 2019". Scottish Album Of The Year. Retrieved 23 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Scottish Album of the Year award: Nova becomes first grime winner". the Guardian. 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  18. ^ "Scottish Album Of The Year Award 2020". Scottish Album Of The Year. Retrieved 6 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Scottish Album of the Year Award 2020 – shortlist announced tonight". The Edinburgh Reporter. Retrieved 23 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)