Welcome to the Americana Music Association UK
The AMA-UK is a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of American Roots music in the UK. Our membership comprises musicians, both from the UK and overseas, plus professionals from all sectors of the music industry, such as agents, promoters, venues, festivals, labels, distributors, retailers, management, touring, journalists, broadcasters and publicists.
We also welcome non-professional members in our new 'supporter' role, empowering Americana fans to actively support the music they love.
What is Americana music?
Our big-sister organisation Americana Music Association in the USA describe the genre as incorporating elements of various American roots music styles resulting in a distinctive sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. The Milk Carton Kids wrote a parody song on this very subject for the Americana Honours & Awards in Nashville this year.
2019 UK Americana Awards Nominations
All members of AMA-UK are eligible to vote in the UK Americana Awards. Nominations open on Monday 1st October and you will have two weeks to get your suggestions in.
Having trouble remembering what's been out this year? Perhaps take a look back through our summary of releases from the Official Americana Albums charts for a re-cap...
Members can log in and nominate now.
Robert Vincent received his Album Of The Year 2018 award from broadcaster Simon Mayo.