TMA Eligibility Form

“It has been an incredibly great honor to be nominated in the Musivv Awards last year”

Sterling Alexander

Singer-Songwriter
MIXER Artist of the Year
(Nominated)

“Winning Musivv Artist of the Year was a great experience specially during this Covid times”

Shebani

In-Tune Artist of the Year (2021)
Winner

“We need this awarding to appreciate independent artists and music creatives”

Albert M. Carter

Icon of the Year
Nominee

The Musivv Awards

I. CATEGORIES

A. Major Awards:

Song of the Year - Song of outstanding creative and technical excellence.

Artist of the Year. - Artist of outstanding achievement.

Music Video of the Year - Music video of outstanding creative and technical excellence.

Sound Engineer of the Year - Best mixing and mastering of a song.

Musivv Artist of the Year - Artist by Musivv founder choice.

Musivv CHARTS Track of the Year - Song that gathered the most digital data.


BACKSTAGE Awards:

Icon of the Year - Entrepreneurs who have established platforms that are supportive of the independent music ecosystem in the UAE and the Middle East.

Producer of the Year - Music producers who have produced a song within the eligibility period.


B. Minor Awards:

Digital Magazine:

ROOTS Artist of the Year - Artists who are of Middle Eastern descent residing outside of the Middle East

HOMEGROWN Artist of the Year - Artists who are residents of the UAE

CULTURE Artist of the Year - Artists who promote the musical heritage

NEXT Artist of the Year - Artists who are 7-19 years old

MIXER Artist of the Year - Artists residing outside of the Middle East who were featured on UAE platforms


MUSIC+ Awards:

Fashion Advocate of the Year - Artists who excel in fashion

Health Advocate of the Year - Artists who excel in health

Sports Advocate of the Year - Artists who excel in sports

Film Advocate of the Year - Artists who excel in acting


B. Miscellaneous Awards:

Concert Photographer of the Year - Photographers who photographed artists who performed live

Music Photographer of the Year - Photographers who photographed artists in a studio setting

Cover Artwork of the Year - Designers who illustrated art covers by hand or digitally

DJ of the Year - DJs residing in the UAE

Fans Choice of the Year - Artist who wins via public voting


By Means of Judging

Song-Based

Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, MIXER Artist of the Year, ROOTS Artist of the Year, NEXT Artist of the Year, HOMEGROWN Artist of the Year, CULTURE Artist of the Year


Achievement-Based

Artist of the Year, DJ of the Year, Icon of the Year, Fashion Advocate of the Year, Health Advocate of the Year , Sports Advocate of the Year, Film Advocate of the Year


Work-based:

Producer of the Year, Concert Photographer of the Year, Music Photographer of the Year, Cover Artwork of the Year


Musivv Choice

Musivv Artist of The Year


Public:

DJ of the Year, Fans Choice of the Year, Musivv CHARTS Track of the Year


I. PROCESS

A: ELIGIBILITY.

The eligibility period is set from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, and is decided by Musivv. Categories vary in eligibility criteria.


1. Song-Based. Categories that are judged based on songs are open to artists who have released their songs within the eligibility period.


Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, MIXER Artist of the Year, ROOTS Artist of the Year, NEXT Artist of the Year, HOMEGROWN Artist of the Year, CULTURE Artist of the Year, Musivv Artist of the Year.


2. Achievement-Based. Categories that are judged based on excellence are open to music creatives, artists, and individuals who are actively engaged in multi-disciplinary activities within the eligibility period. 'Icon of the Year' is open to individuals who have established a company that supports independent artists that has been operating in the last 5 years.


Artist of the Year, Icon of the Year, DJ of the Year, Fashion Advocate of the Year, Health Advocate of the Year, Sports Advocate of the Year, Film Advocate of the Year.


3. Creative-Based. Categories that are judged based on creative merit are open to photographers, videographers and designers who have portfolios within the eligibility period.


Concert Photographer of the Year, Music Photographer of the Year, Cover Artwork of the Year, Music Video of the Year


4. Public-Based. Categories that are influenced by the public are open to active artists within the eligibility period.


DJ of the Year, Fans Choice of the Year, Musivv CHARTS Track of the Year


B. SUBMISSION

All submissions shall be done through the official submission form set up on musivv.com/tma and must be duly filled up by candidates and submitted before January 31, 2023.


Categories vary in submission requirements.


Song-Based.

  1. For Artists. Artists must fill up the official submission form with links to their songs. Artists may submit two (2) of their best songs.
  2. For Music Platforms. Musivv + The BarCoe Studio will invite music platforms promoting independent artists (in the UAE and internationally) to disseminate the information to their pool of artists.

Achievement-Based.

  1. Icon of the Year. Individuals may submit their company profile or otherwise selected by Musivv + The BarCoe
  2. Others are chosen by Musivv.
  1. Creative-Based. Photographers must submit their photos via the official submission form.
  2. Public-Based. Same as Song-based.


NOMINATION. Once the final list of artists' submissions is gathered, the team from Musivv and BarCoe shall commence the initial evaluation, selection and nomination process.

A maximum of four (6) artists per category will be adhered to. Artists that will not be nominated shall be notified via email. 


Criteria for the nomination of Major Awards:

Song of the Year

Song Structure and Composition

The song has a clear theme or cohesive idea

The song has identifiable sections

The song is between 2 to 5 minutes

Lyrical Aptitude

The lyrics evoke an emotional response from the listener

The lyrics are singable and memorable

The lyrics have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern

Music and Melody

The music and melody add to the emotional impact of the song

The music keeps the listener interested and engaged

The music and lyrics fit together in a cohesive way

Originality

The song expresses the theme in a new or fresh way

The song is memorable

The song has commercial potential


Criteria for the nomination of categories under BACKSTAGE:

Icon of the Year. 

Producer of the Year. Production Techniques: Loudness, Definition, Space, Panning etc. Sound Design.

Concert Photographer of the Year. Style, Impact, Story, Technical Quality, Creativity, Composition, Use of Color, Points of Interest, Presentation

Music Photographer of the Year. Style, Impact, Story, Technical Quality, Creativity, Composition, Use of Color, Points of Interest, Presentation


VOTING. The voting jury consists of the music industry and creative experts in their fields.


Voting members shall receive the ballots via a secure URL and must submit their casted votes on or before February 7, 2023. Ballots shall contain links to individual artists' nominated songs. Once all the ballots are received they are then submitted to the commissioned third-party auditor for tallying and validation and shall remain confidential until the LIVE winner announcement event on the last week of February 2023


JURY

Song-based

Individuals:

Charles Devon - Recording Academy voting member

B. Sims - Grammy-nominated producer

Beau Vallis - Grammy-nominated producer 

Roger Ryan - Multi Grammy-nominated and award-winning producer

Groups:

New York University AD

Black Bird Studios

Sennheiser and 3DB


Achievement-based:

Michael Cinco - Fashion Designer

Ahmad Zaki - BJJ 

Salman - Actor/Director

Marcus dela Pena - Musivv founder

Sean Barcoe - The BarCoe Studio founder


Creative-based:

Jruzz Merca - Photographer

Luca Valentini - Italian Painter

Sha - Videographer


Public-based:

Decide by public



Criteria for Song-Based:

Song Structure and Composition

The song has a clear theme or cohesive idea

The song has identifiable sections

The song is between 2 to 5 minutes

Lyrical Prowess

The lyrics evoke an emotional response from the listener

The lyrics are singable and memorable

The lyrics have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern

Music and Melody

The music and melody add to the emotional impact of the song

The music keeps the listener interested and engaged

The music and lyrics fit together in a cohesive way

Originality

The song expresses the theme in a new or fresh way

The song is memorable

The song has commercial potential


Criteria for Achievement-Based:

Icon of the Year. 

Producer of the Year. Production Techniques: Loudness, Definition, Space, Panning etc. Sound Design.

Concert Photographer of the Year. Style, Impact, Story, Technical Quality, Creativity, Composition, Use of Color, Points of Interest, Presentation

Music Photographer of the Year. Style, Impact, Story, Technical Quality, Creativity, Composition, Use of Color, Points of Interest, Presentation


ANNOUNCEMENT. Winners will be announced during a live event hosted by (TBA). Results will be printed and sealed in an envelope and will be delivered by the commissioned third-party auditor.


The event will be live-streamed via Instagram and YouTube. 


Program Outline:

Host: (TBA)

Opening Remarks: Sheikh Nayan

Introduction Speech: Marcus dela Pena (Founder)

Opening Act:

Miscellaneous Awards + Speeches:

One-song artist performance

Minor Awards + Speeches:

One-song artist performance

Major Awards + Speeches:

Closing Remarks: Sean Barcoe

Closing act:


Tokens. Winners will receive trophies and equivalent NFTs. Artists can decide whether to auction their NFTs or keep them as a souvenir. Musivv will commission the company that will produce the trophy as designed by Musivv.