San Diego Music Awards
The 2020 San Diego Music Awards will be available at no cost to worldwide online viewers via the official event website, the SDMA Facebook page and the SDMA YouTube page. Award winners will be named in 23 categories, with multiple performances by several of the 2020 nominees. Confirmed performers include Gregory Page, MDRN HSTRY, Sully, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, David Maldonado, Evan Diamond, The Sleepwalkers plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Livoni (Blitz Brothers). Each of the genre category award winners was decided by online voting, which took place between January 27, 2020 and February 26, 2020, with 35149 online votes cast. In addition, each of the various album categories was voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy, a group of San Diego music industry professionals. All winners will be announced during the virtual awards show.
The San Diego Music Awards annually donates event proceeds, which since its inception have distributed $615,317.00 to assist the local music community and school music programs in San Diego County. This year, in addition to the ongoing Taylor Guitars for Schools program, a new SDMA Nominees Covid Grant program has been established just for this year, to assist SDMA nominated musicians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.