"At Hal Leonard Europe we believe that every young person should have access to life-changing music making opportunities.
"We are very excited to support the Youth Music Awards, which will showcase the vital work that Youth Music does to make such opportunities happen, and celebrate excellence by young music-makers."
Tom Farncombe, Strategic Partnerships Director, Hal Leonard Europe
Representing the future of music
The Youth Music Awards celebrates the most forward-thinking projects and people making, learning and earning in music. From artists and entrepreneurs to grassroots projects and young leaders, the event recognises an exciting range of trailblazers from across the scene.
The awards are open to anyone who has taken part in a Youth Music funded project since January 2015.
Music awards are judged by a panel of music industry figures including Eve, Daisy Maskell, Chris Price and more, and we have some serious money-can't-buy prizes for winners.
2021 nominations are now closed. The winners were announced on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at Troxy, London.*
The Awards are presented in association with Hal Leonard Europe, which is part of Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of printed music and educational resources.
Find out more about the first awards read the 2019 brochure.
**This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday 21 October 2020 and has been rescheduled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Award categories - See Winners
For a young person (aged 25 or below) who has demonstrated great leadership skills. This might be a participant who has now joined the workforce, or a young musician who has been an integral part of the project.
For outstanding creativity and/or technical accomplishment in a music video.
For outstanding technical skills in music production, engineering, mixing and/or mastering.
For outstanding live performance by an act from a Youth Music project.
For a young person who has established their own music-related business, e.g. events, record label, marketing and PR.
For an organisation that pushes the boundaries to promote inclusive music education (formerly the Innovation Award).
For an outstanding track written and recorded by a solo artist from a Youth Music project.
For an outstanding track written and recorded by a group (two or more people) from a Youth Music project.
For an individual music leader who inspires young people in music through their actions, creativity, determination, positivity, energy, selflessness or ability to overcome challenges.
For outstanding lyrics in an original track from a Youth Music project.
For a group or solo artist from a Youth Music project who is already making waves in the music industry.
For outstanding commitment to local community and/or social justice issues by an individual or collective.
Youth Music Awards 2019
Watch highlights from last year's awards.