The Americana Music Association UK

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.

Become a member

We are a professional not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote Americana music in the UK. By joining the AMA-UK you are supporting an organisation that gives voice to a genre of music that otherwise would not be heard. Read more about the benefits of membership 

Become a member today

2019 UK Americana Awards Nominations

All members of AMA-UK are eligible to vote in the UK Americana Awards. Nominations were announced at the Press Launch at The Borderline on Nov 7th and VOTING IS NOW OPEN  to all types of members JOIN NOW if you want to be eligible.  See NOMINATION LIST


Robert Vincent received his Album Of The Year 2018 award from broadcaster Simon Mayo.

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