THE SWISS MUSIC AWARDS

The Swiss Music Awards play an important role in the promotion of Swiss music. In ten categories, the Swiss Music Awards honour established artists and promising new talents. Since its premiere in 2008, the format has undergone continuous development. After a total of eleven years in Zurich, the format is now moving to the centre of Switzerland and to the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) in Lucerne.

MENTOR AND PROTEGÉ

Sina and Pamela Méndez. Büne Huber and Abu. Stress and Comme1Flocon. Mentors and their protegés: They are the motif of this year’s communication campaign: established Swiss musicians who pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation. Over the past eleven years, Switzerland’s largest music awards ceremony has been distinguished by a spectacular show and great media interest. The importance of the format as an important cultural event and its function in the promotion of talent is now given greater prominence. More information about this year’s campaign can be found in Instagram, Facebook and in the media release.

News

23.01.
2019

Manillio will perform at «SMA live»

After Anna Rossinelli and Bastian Baker, Manillio is also in the line-up of "SMA live". Manillio, one of the luminaries in Swiss rap, just returned in November - two and a half years after the great success of "Kryptonit" - with his new longplayer "Plus Minus". "I'm very happy, especially because we can play more than just one song," says Manilio. Tickets for "SMA live" are available at Starticket and Ticketcorner.
23.01.
2019

The nominees for the SMA 2019 have been announced

Finally the time has come: at the official press conference all nominees of the twelfth SMA were presented. This year's top candidate is Bligg - the Zurich musician has been nominated three times. Sophie Hunger, Lo & Leduc and Loco Escrito have double chances of taking home an award - they are each nominated in two categories. The online voting starts today! More information and an overview of all nominees can be found in the official press release.
16.01.
2019

Bastian Baker is the second show act at SMA live

Next to Anna Rossinelli, Bastian Baker (27) is the new name in the line-up of "SMA live". The Lausanne singer-songwriter, who is one of the most successful Swiss musicians and who became known to an audience of millions thanks to his joint world tour with superstar Shania Twain, is pleased to present a live set in the Lucerne Hall and to be part of the live TV show with his latest single from the album "Bastian Baker".
16.01.
2019

The SJSO intones the greatest Swiss Hit of the Year

Classical music meets pop at the Swiss Music Awards 2019. At this year's SMA awards ceremony, a symphony orchestra will be playing for the first time in the venerable concert hall of the KKL Luzern. On 16 February, the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra SJSO will intonate the winner of the live voting from the three nominated titles "079" by Lo & Leduc, "Us Mänsch" by Bligg feat. Marc Sway and "Adiós" by Loco Escrito. More information can be found in the official press release.