The nominees for all the public categories will be unveiled and celebrated at ceremony, and subsequently published for the public to start voting for their fovourites in the various categories. The ceremony will also be used to unveil exciting new prize packages for winners this year, as well as activities for the 2011 Ghana Music Awards festival. The launch ceremony is expected to be full of glitz and glamour as the media and music industry professionals wait anxiously for the nominations.
The grand launch was preceded by series of meetings with key industry professionals to set the basis for the awards scheme and compile the Nominees list for this year. For the Public Categories, the general public makes up 30 per cent of the decision process to determine who wins what while the Planning and Selection Committees share the remaining 70 percent. For the Industry Categories which are more technical and therefore require expertise rather than popularity, the decision rests on the Planning and Selection Committees which is made up of industry professionals.
The current list of categories in the GMA 2011 scheme is:
Public Category Artiste(s) of the Year, Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste(s) of the Year , Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year , Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Best Collaboration of the year, African Artiste(s) of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, Highlife song of the Year , Most Popular Song of the Year, Afro-Pop Song of the Year, Hip Hop Song of the Year, Gospel Song of the year, Reggae Song of the Year, Best Rapper of the year.
The Industry categories are: Album of the Year, Best Male vocal performance (Solo/Group), Female vocal performance (Solo/Group), Best Music Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Label of the Year, Producer of the Year, Traditional Artiste(s) of the Year, Record of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, MUSIGA Merit of the Year
Ghana Music Awards Nominations Out Today: Who Gets What?