Ticketmaster are proud to partner with the SAY Award once again to celebrate the passion, value and diversity of Scottish music.

Andrew Parsons, MD Ticketmaster UK, said: “Having partnered with the SAY Award since 2017, we’re really excited to be on board again this year – now more than ever it’s essential we come together to support the industry. We’ve witnessed Scottish artists make incredible strides over the last 12 months, the pool of talent is remarkable, and I have no doubt we’re going to see a very impressive Shortlist.”

How is the SAY Award chosen?

Once all eligible albums have been submitted and collated, 100 impartial ‘Nominators’, from sectors including journalism, music retail and live music venues across Scotland will consider the titles from The SAY Award’s Eligible Albums list, nominating their five favourite albums and ranking them in order of preference. The SMIA assigns a score to each title in a Nominator’s Top 5, before announcing the 20 highest scoring albums as The SAY Award Longlist for 2020.

The Longlist will then be cut down to a Shortlist of 10 albums, one of which will be chosen by music fans via a 72-hour online public vote. The remaining nine albums will be chosen by The SAY Award judging panel, with the winner announced on Thursday 29th October at the final awards ceremony which will be hosted online.

Watch top Scottish artists reflect on their favourite albums

SAY Award Alumni and nominated artists including Honeyblood, Mogwai and The Snuts share their favourite Scottish albums of all time: