13.03.2015 / Torfinnur Jákupsson
Faroese Music Awards 2015
Tomorrow night, the Faroese Music Awards 2015 will be held in the Nordic House for the second year running. We high-five this celebration of Faroese artists!
When?
14.03.2015 - 20:00
Where?
Norðurlandahúsið/The Nordic House
Price
Sold out!

In today's Ó-beinleiðis interview with Súsanna Samró on Faroese newsfeed, Portal.fo, Rólant Waag Dam, organiser of the Faroese Music Awards (FMA), explains how it all started and some of the changes that have been implemented this year.

 

-Last year was the first time we organised the event, and we've used the working metaphor before of 'building the plane, as it takes off.' We knew it wasn't ideal last year, even though it turned out really well and was well-received by musicians, nominees, judges, and others who participated alike," reflects Rólant.

 

-But there was other feedback, and we subsequently decided to invite all the participating parties around the event, which has now achieved quite a big scale, to an assessment meeting, where we discussed the awards and the event - what worked and perhaps didn't work so well. Thankfully, there were a lot of things that worked really well, and which we decided to keep the same, but there were also a few things to be looked at closer, among other things the system of SMS/text voting," explains Rólant.

 

-There were many who thought it wasn't such a good idea to keep the audience voting as part of it, due to many reasons, and it was duly discussed at the assessment meeting. It was summed up quite nicely by Sunneva Háberg Eysturstein, we thought, in that the Faroese Music Awards aren't to be seen as a popularity contest, it isn't X Factor, but an awards show for the musical arts," underlines Rólant.

 

-We took those discussions onboard and have therefore now decided that the awards given are by the selected committees of judges alone within the various categories - but you and me and everyone else at home is still much very a part of it all, which is why we've introduced the Audience Award for Best Live Band or Artist, still given through SMS/text voting," concludes Rólant.

 

This new Audience Award has proven popular with texts streaming in, before the big event tomorrow, i.e. the 14th of March, with the deadline for voting set for midnight tonight. You vote by sending a text, including 'FMA' + 'live' + 'artist name' to (+298) 1940. Your text will simultanouesly be thrown in the mix for the chance to win a ticket to one of the Faroese music festivals this summer.

 

The actual awards show will run about three hours and will be broadcast live in the Faroese media as well as streaming online at KVF.fo, with 21 awards set to handed out to the winners among 68 nominees as well as 15 live performances spicing up the awards show.

 

All of us at TUTL high-five this celebration of Faroese artists, and do make sure you give your thumbs up to the Faroese Music Awards here!

PRODUCTS
Musical Gems
Ad Libitum
The second album by Faroese folk band Ad Libitum, ‘Musical Gems’ is a collection of 17 songs where…
Folk
Buy
Get Into The Light
MonkeyRat
Get into The Light - MonkeyRat ft. Debbie, Deborah & Joanita - release 8.11.18
"Get into The Light" is Mon…
Gospel, Hip Hop
Buy
Dýrabart
Vincent
Vincent is an alternative rock band from the Faroe Islands, which started back
in 2016. The band's members hav…
Alternative, Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
Buy
The Reson For Hardcore Vibes
Joe & The Shitboys
'The Reson For Hardcore Vibes' is punk band Joe & The Shitboys's first release; a 7" single of pure, raw m…
Punk
Buy
Heartbreaker
Joanita Zachariassen
Joanita Zachariassen is a Ugandan/Danish afropop/singer-songwriter.
Joanita has been a part of the Danish musi…
Pop
Buy
Meira Av Tí Mesta Av Tí Besta
Ævintýraferðin
This double CD is Ævintýraferðin's latest release called "Meira av tí mesta av t&iacut…
Childrens Music
Buy
Svartmálm T-shirt
Svartmálm
Svartmálm T-shirt, black Print on front only. 100% cotton, softstyle.
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
Buy
But I Do
Dubium
Dubium, a Faroese psych rock band from the island Eysturoy (which translates to ‘the island in the east&…
Alternativ
Buy
Kaffi Latte
Lív í Baianstovu
Kaffi Latte is a song about our heart connection with each other, our selves, and the sacred life in all its i…
Pop
Buy
Útistongd
Elin Brimheim Heinesen
A Song About LGBT emigration
The fourth track "Útistongd" (Excluded) on ELIN BRIMHEIM HEINESEN's latest…
Folk
Buy
Music from the Islands... Between the Mainland and the Sea vol. 2
Joze Kotar, Luca Ferrini
Their “Music from the Islands” project was launched at the National Concert Hall in Dublin seven y…
Modern Compositions
Buy
Landið Handan Stjørnurnar
Elin Brimheim Heinesen
Landið Handan Stjørnurnar is the title song and third track on Elin Brimheim Heinesen's album Handa…
Easy Listening
Buy
Dazed
Killer Distiller
Written on a night of pure ecstasy and mania, "Dazed" and "Confused", their debut 7" single, are a pair of har…
Alternativ, Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
Buy
TUTL logo slipmat for turntables. 12 inches.
 
TUTL logo slipmat for turntables. Size: 12 inches. 
Buy
Tú Vart Altíð Har
Elin Brimheim Heinesen
The second single from ELIN BRIMHEIM HEINESEN's long awaited debut album "Handan stjørnurnar" (Beyond T…
Pop
Buy
Handan Stjørnurnar
Elin Brimheim Heinesen
(For purchase-button scroll to the bottom of this page) "Handan stjørnurnar" (Beyond The Stars) is…
Pop
Buy
Søti Mín
Elin Brimheim Heinesen
The first single from ELIN BRIMHEIM HEINESEN’s long awaited debut album "Handan stjørnurnar" (Bey…
Rock
Buy
Portur
Marius Ziska
Long awaited follow-up to Marius Ziska's critically aclaimed album 'Heim/Home', this new release, 'Portur' (Fa…
Singer Songwriter
Buy
Leaving A Memory
Sawdust & Rust
(Note: purchase button is found further down) Sawdust & Rust was born after a chance meeting in Green…
Alternative, Singer / Songwriter
Buy
Let The Ship Come In
Edith Dahl Jakobsen
"Let the Ship Come In" is the first single by Faroese singer/songwriter Edith Dahl Jakobsen. The song is inspi…
Singer Songwriter
Buy