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Submissions to the Reggae North Music Awards is Now Open

The inaugural Reggae North Music Awards (RNMA) is set to illuminate the Canadian music landscape, shining a spotlight on the exceptional talents within the Reggae and Dancehall community. With a mission to recognize those who have demonstrated excellence and significant contributions to the Canadian music industry, RNMA aims to give these artists the public recognition they truly deserve.

Submissions for the RNMA are now open, inviting producers, artists, managers, radio stations, publicists, music executives, record labels and others to put forth their nominations. Eligible participants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, with a track record of residency in Canada during the specified eligibility period.

The selection process for nominations involves a meticulous review by the RNMA Selections Committee, evaluating submissions based on composition, melody, and lyrics. While national distribution is not a prerequisite, artists must have released music within the specified timeframe, ensuring that their work is accessible to Canadian audiences.

With 16 diverse categories ranging from Male and Female Vocalists of the Year to Top Album/EP of the Year, RNMA encompasses the breadth and depth of Canadian Reggae and Dancehall talent. From the soulful crooners to the lyrical maestros, each category celebrates the unique contributions of artists within the genre.

There will be two remarkable initiatives for the 2024 Reggae North Music Awards (RNMA): the prestigious Living Legend Award, honoring an individual’s significant and lasting impact on Reggae music in Canada, and a scholarship designed to support first-year students of Jamaican or Caribbean heritage pursuing arts education at the post-secondary level. These initiatives reflect Reggae North’s commitment to recognizing excellence and nurturing the next generation of talent within the community.

As the submission deadline approaches on May 20, 2024, anticipation builds for the announcement of nominations on the RNMA website by June 1, 2024. The stage is set for a grand celebration of Canadian Reggae and Dancehall at the RNMA ceremony, scheduled for September 29, 2024, at the illustrious Rose Theatre in Brampton.

As the spotlight shines on these remarkable talents, the Reggae North Music Awards heralds a new era of appreciation and celebration for Canadian Reggae and Dancehall excellence. Let the rhythm of the music and the spirit of unity resonate as we come together to honor and celebrate the best of Canadian Reggae and Dancehall at RNMA 2024.


Eligibility period: November 1, 2022, to November 1, 2023

Submission period opens:  March 20, 2024

Deadline for all submissions: May 20, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST

Submissions must be made to

Submissions to the Awards do not guarantee a nomination.

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