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New Times Music Awards 2022 

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The annual New Times Music Awards (NTMA) are back in 2022 for their 14th year of celebrating local music!

Get your music ready! Singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands: it’s once again your time to shine! Enter up to 13 songs and 1 album.

There are six genres: Country/Folk/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B/Blues, Open, and Youth. We also have a Best Album category, and a songwriter category where you can enter up to 3 songs.

See the full rules here.

Entries will be accepted online at starting on July 21. Entries are due by 5pm on Monday, August 8.

READERS' CHOICE VOTING: Sept. 29 – Oct. 17, 5 pm.

The judges narrow down their selections, then we post the songs online and we ask our readers to vote for their favorites.

Check out the NTMA publication on November 18 for a full recap of the 2021 event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (805) 546-8208 or email

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