Biggest dates on South African Music Calendar to be streamed live

It’s official, the two (2) biggest dates in South African music have been confirmed.
The eagerly awaited MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) Nominations
Announcement will be held on Wednesday, 20 March at The Turbine Hall in Newtown with
the main awards themselves taking place at Sun City on May 10th and 11th.  And
this year promises to be the most digitally connected awards ever.

The music industry will be holding its collective breath on Wednesday 20 March when
it will be revealed who the nominees are that have made it through to the 19th
Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19).  

The announcement will be streamed live and in real time on mobile
( and Facebook (  And then when
celebrations begin that night at the official nominee party, fans will be able to
watch interviews with their favourite artists LIVE on the Y’ello Carpet on their
mobile phones and online. 

Furthermore, clips will be packaged and uploaded as Video on Demand content post the
events on the 20th March, so if you do not catch the LIVE streams you can still
watch all the action on the mobisite ( and on the official MTN
SAMA You Tube Channel (

“After a fantastic year in South African music, the 19th Annual MTN South African
Music Awards are sure to leave millions of people on the edge of their seats,
starting with the nominations event on March 20. There will be shock, awe and
surprises and we cannot wait for the weekend of 10 – 11 May 2012 at the Sun City
Superbowl”, added MTN SAMA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi.

The MTN South African Music Awards exist to recognize accomplishments in the South
African recording industry and will be broadcast live to millions of viewers on the
country’s favourite channel, SABC 1 on Saturday, 11 May.

Tickets for this prestigious event are available from Computicket. Please visit the
official website for further details -

The full list of categories for the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards are:

• Album of the Year
• Duo or Group of the Year
• Female Artist of the Year
• Male Artist of the Year
• Newcomer of the Year

• Best Rock Album
• Best Pop Album
• Best Adult Contemporary Album
• Best Kontemporêre Musiekalbum
• Best African Adult Album
• Best Alternative Album
• Best Kiddies Album
• Best R&B / Soul / Reggae Album
• Best Rap Album
• Best Kwaito Album
• Best Dance Album
• Best Traditional Faith Music Album
• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
• Best Traditional Album
• Best Maskandi Album
• Best Jazz Album
• Best Classic & Instrumental Album

• Best Live DVD

• Lifetime Achievement Award
• International Achievement Awards
• Best Selling Album
• Best Selling DVD
• Best Collaboration

• Best Selling True-Tone
• Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
• Best Selling Full-Track Download

• Best Music Video of the Year
• Best Producer
• Best Engineer
• Remix of the Year

• Record of the Year

Highest Airplay of the Year

Please find below MTN SAMA 19 digital platforms:

The website is the core source of official MTN SA Music Awards information and content.


The ultimate mobile digital experience of MTN SAMA 19.
It’s an all access pass to MTN SAMA 19, jam packed with exclusive behind the scenes
Watch intimate interviews, get the latest breaking news, catch performances from
your favourite artists PLUS don’t miss the live web/mobi cast of the show.

Catch the Live Streaming experience on your mobile phone ( & on
Facebook (

20 March 2013: Nominees Announcement
10H00 - 11H00

20 March 2013: Nominees Celebration Y’ello Carpet Interviews
20H00 - 22H00

10 May 2013: Friday Non – Broadcast Industry Awards Ceremony
19H30 – 21h30

11 May 2013: LIVE from the Y’ello Carpet Interviews
18H00 – 20H00

11 May 2013: Saturday MTN SAMA 19 Awards Ceremony
20H30 – 22H30

11 May 2013: LIVE Backstage Web/Mobi cast Interviews with Winners, Performers etc.
18H30 – 22H30

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