Stellar Awards Important Dates
Online Eligibility Entry Period (September 1 – September 30, 2017)
Record companies enter recordings and music videos released during the eligibility period.
Online Submission Process
Record Companies and Artists enter recordings and
music videos online released during the eligibility period that charted
in the top 25 on at least two of the Nielsen Charts.
Eligibility Package Submissions
Record companies submit two (2) CD’s for each artist
entered and two (2) DVD’s for each artist submitted in the Music Video
of the Year Category, along with the Entry form and SAGMA Application
and membership fee, postmarked by midnight on October 1, 2017 in order
to complete the entry process.
A confidential Nominating committee made up of music
industry experts in various fields meet to insure that all entries meet
the eligibility criteria, all entries are in the appropriate categories,
that the entries are charting in the top 25 on the Nielsen Charts
during the eligibility period, and are appropriate for the Stellar
Awards. The Nominating Committee may encounter product submissions that
raise questions about whether the product’s lyrics are appropriate for
the Stellar Awards. The Nominating Committee reserves the right to
remove the product from consideration If it is determined that the
lyrics or genre are not appropriate.
SAGMA members, in good dues standing, are the
official voting body for the first-round ballot. The second and final
ballot is Open to the Public.
First Round Ballot (November 6, 2017 – November 27, 2017)
First round ballot includes eligible entries as
determined by the Nominating Committee. Top entries for each category
from the first ballot will move forward to the second ballot.
Final Voting (December 8, 2017 – December 29, 2017)
The Public will be the voting body for the second and
final ballot which will result in four entries in each category (the
Nominees) and will determine the Stellar Award winners.
Press Conference (January, 2018)
The nominees will be announced during a press/radio tour in January, 2018.
Results from all voting will go directly to our
accounting firm, Mitchell Titus, for validation. The winners will be
announced at the Stellar Awards pre-show and taping.