Music fans are being urged to get behind their favourite album on the recently announced Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award Longlist.
Voting is now open to whittle the list of 20 down to a shortlist of just ten.
The Longlisted album which secures the most votes will automatically gain a place on the coveted Shortlist, as well as a guaranteed minimum prize of £1,000.
It also means that this album will be in with a chance to be hailed as Scottish Album of the Year 2019, with the winning artist receiving a £20,000 prize.
Robert Kilpatrick, General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: “Last month we announced and celebrated 20 outstanding Scottish albums as this year’s SAY Award Longlist.
“Soon they’ll be whittled down to a Shortlist of just 10 albums, and the public vote plays a crucial part in ensuring that music fans have a voice in the determination of this. The album with the most votes will be automatically guaranteed a place on the Shortlist and a minimum prize of £1,000.
“Every vote counts, and we need your input. The SAY Award is by and for music fans, so make sure to get involved and have your SAY!”
Voting is open until tomorrow at sayaward.com
The SAY Award Longlist for 2019 is:
1. Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert – Here Lies The Body
2. Aidan O’Rourke – 365: Vol. 1
3. Andrew Wasylyk – The Paralian
4. Auntie Flo – Radio Highlife
5. Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Reeling
6. C Duncan – Health
7. Carla J. Easton – Impossible Stuff
8. CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead
9. Edwyn Collins – Badbea
10. Fatherson – Sum Of All Your Parts
11. Fergus McCreadie Trio – Turas
12. Free Love – Luxury Hits
13. Graham Costello’s Strata– Obelisk
14. Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson– Laws of Motion
15. Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake The Want Is
16. Kinnaris Quintet – Free One
17. Mastersystem – Dance Music
18. Niteworks – Air Fàir an Là
19. Sean Shibe – softLOUD
20. The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time
The 72-hour public vote opened at midnight on 12 August, closing on 14 August, before the Shortlist is announced on 15 August as part of a special BBC Radio Scotland show from 9pm.
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