Scottish Album of the Year Award

‘Chris Stout’s Brazilian Theory’ has reached the Longlist for the first ever Scottish Album of the Year Award. This is exciting as it is the only folk album to have made it this far, and is in exceptional company.

Over the next four weeks each of the 20 albums on the longlist will be available to stream free on the SAY Award website where you are encouraged to listen to all of the artists and delve into the wonderful music that is happening in our little country. Please get behind this award and vote as you see fit! The eventual prize is £20,000 which can make a massive difference to a musician in the creation or development of their music

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is an ambitious new national prize established to reward and promote the diversity and creativity of music and art in Scotland. Developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association, in partnership with Creative Scotland, the award recognises the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists in 2011. The SAY Award will place its focus on artistic merit rather than sales history, genre or label affiliation, offering £20,000 to the winning album and £1,000 to each of the nine runners-up.”