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The Process

A group of over 100 Welsh Music Prize Jurors discuss record releases throughout the year in an online space, helping to unearth or champion albums that are eligible for the Welsh Music Prize. The jurors are made up of journalists from online, broadcast and radio media, music retailers, promoters, live music venues, managers, sound engineers, marketeers and many others working across music in Wales, or Welsh and working in music elsewhere. Anyone who fits that criteria can be a juror – you can just get in touch to join in. Once the jurors have collated the long list of eligible albums, they each vote for their favourite five, ranking them in order of preference. These votes then determine the Welsh Music Prize Shortlist.
A small group of Judges then meet in person to discuss the Shortlist and pick the eventual winner.
In addition a Welsh Music Advisory Group support throughout the year in recommending and nominating new jurors as well providing critical feedback to help develop the Prize and the event.