click to go to SAY voting siteFollowing a four-week promotion of the Scottish Album Of The Year Award (SAY Award) Longlist, the promotion concludes with an open vote on Monday 27 May until midnight when public can choose their favourite from the list of 20 nominated albums (see below). 

The album with the most public votes will secure an automatic place on The SAY Award Shortlist of ten, with the other nine titles being chosen by an independent panel of judges on Thursday 30 May.

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Read all about this year’s SAY Award in the April/Week4 edition of MUSIC NEWS Scotland

You can read all about this year’s SAY Award in the April/Week4 edition of MUSIC NEWS Scotland, links: or for iPad/iPhone use:

Vote for your favourite album now @ 

 The SAY Award Longlist is:

Admiral Fallow: Tree Bursts In Snow

Auntie Flo: Future Rhythm Machine

Calvin Harris: 18 Months

Dam Mantle: Brothers Fowl

Django Django: Django Django

Duncan Chisholm: Affric

Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events

Errors: Have Some Faith In Magic

Human Don’t Be Angry: Human Don’t Be Angry

Karine Polwart: Traces

Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson: New Focus

Lau: Race The Loser

Meursault: Something For The Weakened

Miaoux Miaoux: Light of the North

Paul Buchanan: Mid Air

PAWS: Cokefloat!

RM Hubbert: Thirteen Lost & Found

Stanley Odd: Reject

The Twilight Sad: No One Can Ever Know

The Unwinding Hours: Afterlives

The judges are: John Williamson (Chair, Academic); Douglas Anderson (Author/Broadcaster); Christopher Brookmyre (Author); Stewart Cruickshank (Radio Producer); Tom Doyle (Author/Journalist); Douglas Gordon (Visual Artist); Kate Molleson (Journalist);Joe Muggs (Journalist/A&R); Jude Rogers (Journalist); Tjinder Singh (Cornershop; Ample Play Records); Rebecca Vasmant (DJ/Producer); Sue Wilson (Journalist).

The SAY Award supports the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland charity and will be collecting donations on their behalf at the award ceremony.

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About MUSIC NEWS Scotland

MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 12 years ago when dial up broadband was still around and desktop pc’s ruled. So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!) Move on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland has always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible. So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS is now a weekly digital publication, and not only weekly now but twice the number of pages than our old printed friend! Along with our weekly GIGguide and FESTIVALS! supplement we are now producing 72 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news) each and EVERY week:) We remain as true as ever to our launch roots of 8 years ago though - MUSIC NEWS Scotland supports all Scottish bands and performers no matter what style of music you’re involved in. Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres. To help achieve this copies of MUSIC NEWS Scotland are emailed to key industry contacts throughout the UK. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all. Thanks for your support, The MNS team!
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