The organisers of the VGMA aim to present an award scheme that is representative of the opinion of the General Public as well as Industry Professionals. To this end, a Selection Process has been structured, over the years, to take all these into account.
- COLLECTION OF ENTRIES /NOMINATION / CATEGORISATION PROCESS
A blank list of categories are made available for download online at www.ghanamusicawards.com along with definitions. Hard copies of the list are also made available to industry practitioners in all ten (10) Regions of the country via Radio station DJs, public events Djs, etc.
For the first time in the history of the scheme, forms were also filled and submitted online at www.entry.ghanamusiciawards.com.
Entries were also received from the following:
- Published call for entries in the Press
- Nomination forms submitted by Record Companies.
- Google and other internet search engines are used to track online releases and to verify dates of release
- Data from Mobile Content companies are also used to verify releases
- Nominations gathered are subjected to short listing by members of the VGMA BOARD.
- THE CATEGORISATION PROCESS
The VGMA Board compiles all entries received into the appropriate categories and provides a final nominations list which is published for public voting. It is a very tedious and painstaking exercise which requires a number of sittings to generate the final list of Nominees.
- AWARDS CATEGORIES
* 15 Public Voting Categories
* 12 Industry Voting Categories
* 3 Honorary Categories.
To be eligible for a VGMA 2017 the work should have been released between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016.
- VOTING PROCESS
The VGMA maintains the 3 tier voting system i.e. the Public, the VGMA Academy and the VGMA Board with the various percentage splits
Most Popular Song: Public: 100%
Public Voting Awards:
VGMA Academy: 30%
VGMA Board: 30%
Industry Voting Categories:
VGMA Academy: 50%
VGMA Board: 50%
VGMA Board – 100%
The following channels will be used for voting for the VGMAs 2017
Voting on mobile phone via the short code 1767 on Vodafone and all other network
A limit of 10 texts is placed on the number of votes per mobile number to level the playing field.
There will be only one VGMA Academy (Selection Committee) voting event which will be done online via the VGMA Academy Voting App with Members drawn from across the Country.
There will be one VGMA Board Voting event
All these votes, as done every year will be supervised and tabulated by world renowned business advisory firm – KPMG and presented on the night of the event.
The 18th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards….Celebrating 60 years of GH Music!