Introduction: The Platinum Music Awards (Plamas) aim to honour and celebrate excellence in music for artists from North West province in a specific period and category. The awards are organised and hosted by KST Productions.
The inaugural Plamas will consider music released from 1 January 2018 until 30 December 2020. A panel of music, art and culture experts in the North West province will vet and adjudicate the eligible releases and shortlist five of the best in each category using a weighting criterion. The criterion is artistic/creative excellence, production value, entertainment value, popularity and prominence in North West province.
The final five will be announced as nominees and put out for public voting. The artist/project with the highest votes will be announced as the winner on the day of the Plamas.
Eligibility: Qualifying musicians must be South African citizens born, or raised, or live in present day North West province. Artists who have been granted permanent resident status in North West for a minimum of six months will be eligible. In the case of doubt, a musician will be expected to produce a birth certificate or an affidavit to prove his or her place of birth or a Permanent Residence permit.
The artist must own or control the master recording of the project concerned.
An album is a release that is available commercially with no less than five original tracks and not remixes. 50% of the release should be new music and not re-released music from ‘best of’ compilations. In genre specific categories, 70% of the music must be relevant to the genre.
Cash prizes and statuettes engraved with the names of the winners will be awarded to winners.
Broadcast and Exploitation Rights
In the marketing, advertising and production of the Plamas, nominees warrant KST the following: The right to use a photograph of each nominee and winner, along with his or her name, likeness and biographical details. The right to use sound recordings from the album/video.