Voting is now open for the 2022 SAM Awards People’s Choice category!

Over 160 artists have been nominated for 12 genre categories this year including, Blues and Roots, Experimental, Pop, Country and Heavy. Past winners nominated again this year include three-time Experimental winners SONS OF ZÖKU, pop sisters Germein and 2021’s record-breaking pop-punk duo Teenage Joans who took home seven awards last year!

Voting will be open for just over two weeks with finalists announced the week before the award ceremony at Hindley Street Music Hall on 17 November 2022.

Last year we had a record-breaking 11.6K votes submitted! Check out the full list of nominees and vote for your favourite band/artist on The Music website here.


  • Blues and Roots
  • Country
  • Electronic
  • Experimental
  • Folk
  • Heavy
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Punk
  • Rock
  • Soul/Funk/RnB

Voting closes Sunday 30 October 2022 11:59PM (ACST).