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SABC ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 12TH MMA

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 Johannesburg, 25th October 2012

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) public commercial radio station METRO FM’s music awards concept, has grown to be the second largest music awards show in the country.It has been well received and embraced by the industry, our audiences and the by the country at large.

 

Since their inception, the METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS(MMA’s) have been hosted by different municipalities, and the Mpumalanga Province. The MMAs are considered to be a key driver of the development of music industry by exposing new talent and working closely with independent and major recording labels, thus becoming one of the major signature events on the South African Music Calendar.

 

Not only are the METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS, a celebration of the artists but they have matured to become a key driver of local tourism for the hosting province or municipality. They have significantly contributed towards the economic growth of thosehosting cities. In the past 11 years the MMA categories have evolved to reflect the growth of the local music industry at large.

For many years the awardshave taken place towards the end of the year, therefore the stationcan appreciate the anticipation and eagerness from musicians, the music industry and METRO FM audiences at large. 

However, this time around, the station is taking a different turn in that it is repositioning this property.  This iconic brand that has emerged in the past 12 years is undergoing a major make-over which will undoubtedly change the South African Music Industry as a whole

 

Therefore the MMA’s will not take place on the 24th November 2012 as per the initial plan.  We are moving the Awards to February 2013 and this will remain our preferred month going forward to host the Awards.

 

The next awards will be bigger, better, with epic entertainment that the industry is yet to see!

The 12THMETRO FM MUSIC AWARDS will be officially launched towards the end of November 2012, amidst much camaraderie, speculation and excitement!  At this launch, we will reveal the awardsnew sponsors, the host city and/or municipality, the exact date of the Awards Ceremony in February 2013 and last but not least our new venue.

 The station will also be sharing a lot more with the media and with South Africa at large at this much anticipated launch.

 

Over and above the fact that we believe repositioning the Awards is a good business decision, we also recognize the fact that there are many other Awards Ceremonies that are held around the same period in the country.  These might not all be necessarily Music Awards, but they are still Award Ceremonies of National Interest.   But most of all, our change of plan, allows many other musicians and record labels that have released their new offerings during the festive season, to be given an equal opportunity of show-casing their work by being part of the METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS in  2013.

 

We thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to an amazing production of the 12THMETRO FM MUSIC AWARDS in 2013!

ENDS

     Issued By: METRO FM  (Happy Ngidi)

      Media Enquiries: Mr. Kaizer Kganyago (SABC Spokesperson)

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anonymous 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh very sad

Dj Mricho 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

I like the new shift *bigups MetroFm*

anonymous 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

I think metro fm rocks, i like change,please bring the awards in Cape town.

anonymous 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

that aint cool at al...*sigh*

anonymous 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

that is fuked
up..... i mean ist worth the wait , no

anonymous 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

lets talk about the SAMAS guys ,is randal still the ceo of the awrds.....

Mandla from Mabopane 642 Days Ago Report Abuse

Oh wow

anonymous 641 Days Ago Report Abuse

Sounds like the event is gonna be bigger en better, can't wait thou its sad that we'll for 3 months for them

anonymous 641 Days Ago Report Abuse

Bring them to Cape Town pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaassssssssssseeeeee!!!

anonymous 638 Days Ago Report Abuse

I thnk dats great for musicians particulaly. Gud Luck Metro and all the nomonees.

anonymous 638 Days Ago Report Abuse

bring them to Cape Town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 637 Days Ago Report Abuse

Durban please...

anonymous 637 Days Ago Report Abuse

East London please

anonymous 637 Days Ago Report Abuse

pretoria plsssssssssssssssssssssss

anonymous 637 Days Ago Report Abuse

Damn well bring it to Gauteng then, on that note TBO Touch welcome back to touchdown drive lets do this. From Cyprian Motsa.

anonymous 637 Days Ago Report Abuse

oh yes bring them nasboti again nelspruit
m maphutha soweto

16v 635 Days Ago Report Abuse

Hi metro fm u rock I need some assistance to change lifes if you could make a meeting to come present it we some help especially in making it happen pls help ! Sehubale@gmail.com

anonymous 634 Days Ago Report Abuse

East London pliz

anonymous 628 Days Ago Report Abuse

When are the nominations starting?

anonymous 628 Days Ago Report Abuse

Can't wait for the awards!!!

anonymous 628 Days Ago Report Abuse

Cape Town is the ideal host city. You don't have to compete with the Afcon taking place next year

Bali1 627 Days Ago Report Abuse

where will the awards be then next year why not cape town for a change

anonymous 627 Days Ago Report Abuse

I wish I can be there this year to celebrate my father wood.All the best for this year's nominees.Terry

anonymous 627 Days Ago Report Abuse

MORNING I am truely impresset by metro`s consistansy ,and the awards seem to improve each year but on a different note i need to find out haw do i get my artist on your programs .

079 148 4017
thato@chocolatefactory .co.za
pls kindly get back to me

anonymous 627 Days Ago Report Abuse

metro rocks all the to kwa Mashu from sbu mpanza

anonymous 626 Days Ago Report Abuse

This awesome, I eally think it will benefit a lot of musicians and the industry at large. Well done Mr Vilakazi and your team.talking about forward thinking!

anonymous 626 Days Ago Report Abuse

Interesting!... I can't wait for the announcement of the host city. Metro FM team, please consider small & developing towns as well. The listenership figures will increase drastically.... Siphiwe (Centurion).

anonymous 624 Days Ago Report Abuse

I wish we can get metro Free State on Fm but if you want letening this station you must tune to AM please at free state its so deficul to get Metro fm realy we nite Metro in free state Provice we must tune to am ca you dow some thi to the people of free state Martin From Reitz

anonymous 624 Days Ago Report Abuse

Port Elizabeth please this time....

anonymous 624 Days Ago Report Abuse

come 2 cape town this tym plzzzzzz.

anonymous 623 Days Ago Report Abuse

BLOEMFONTEIN

anonymous 621 Days Ago Report Abuse

Durban it is!!!

anonymous 620 Days Ago Report Abuse

My name is white motlhaudi frm north west in rustenburg.I listen metro fm 24/7 I like the way the managements run the station en the changes they make.So bring metro awards to Sun city superbowl it will be honor to the province

anonymous 619 Days Ago Report Abuse

Very interesting, looking forward to this new change in enhancing the spectrum of hosting music awards in SA.

anonymous 618 Days Ago Report Abuse

Durban please!!!!!!

anonymous 618 Days Ago Report Abuse

Hola can u bring the mma to jozi by boikie 4r vosloorus ezophi plz beac ejozi siströng

anonymous 617 Days Ago Report Abuse

Well done Metro FM. This is what we call thinking out of the box. You are forward thinking and very considerate. Thank you Metro FM Team. I am very PROUD to be the no. 1 fan of your radio station.

Keep up the good work. You dn't seize to wow us:)

Naledi Nkosi

anonymous 617 Days Ago Report Abuse

Metro FM rocks and there is no doubt about it!!!!!!!!!!
KZN it's where 2012 Metro FM Awards are at.

anonymous 616 Days Ago Report Abuse

you rock guys bring it to PMBURG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 615 Days Ago Report Abuse

bring them to johannesburg soccer city

anonymous 615 Days Ago Report Abuse

Port Elizabeth please

anonymous 614 Days Ago Report Abuse

im the biggest fan of metro fm,so i think this time they should come to east rand.ayoba

anonymous 612 Days Ago Report Abuse

East london please

anonymous 610 Days Ago Report Abuse

Cape town pls....we love u guys

anonymous 607 Days Ago Report Abuse

yizani nazo eaaaaaaaaaalice

anonymous 605 Days Ago Report Abuse

Ok we all the the awards are coming to ETHEKWINI no doubt this is where the party is at HAAAAALLLLLLLAAAAA!

anonymous 603 Days Ago Report Abuse

Thanx for going xtra miles

anonymous 601 Days Ago Report Abuse

halla to the family! will definetly make sure that im presents for the Awards.When you are buzy rotating dont forget Limpopo please farmily. You also have brothers and sisters there. Lets not take Limpopo for granted,we might surprise you. to William Lehong AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUU

anonymous 595 Days Ago Report Abuse

when will be in the free state,bloem to be correct,we all know that bloem rocks

anonymous 594 Days Ago Report Abuse

please make the waiting worth it.....................so when id the date????????????????????????

anonymous 593 Days Ago Report Abuse

exactly where will the 2013 metros awards be held, wher about in durban?

anonymous 587 Days Ago Report Abuse

Durban is the place to be plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............Icc, Moses Mabhida? i mean

anonymous 569 Days Ago Report Abuse

wish it 2b big n better n dy mst gv de awards more tym on sabc aka Duncanliciuos

anonymous 568 Days Ago Report Abuse

im lovin metro fm nd it rocks,lungile in riversdal

anonymous 566 Days Ago Report Abuse

when are the metro awards

anonymous 566 Days Ago Report Abuse

L love Metro fm,I don't mind waiting all I know is that the awards will rock 2013.

anonymous 565 Days Ago Report Abuse

how much are the tickets

anonymous 564 Days Ago Report Abuse

please metro fm, give DJ SBU afternoon drive!!! Thabo wa bora shame

anonymous 563 Days Ago Report Abuse

tickets please

anonymous 561 Days Ago Report Abuse

Dose Metro fm help people on grtting jobs

anonymous 560 Days Ago Report Abuse

I LIKE IT

anonymous 560 Days Ago Report Abuse

Please guys do something about your line up of music. im hearing the same thing over and over again. besides that metro rocks. i dont see myself listening to any other stations. that are all boring

anonymous 558 Days Ago Report Abuse

pretoria pleaseeeee

anonymous 557 Days Ago Report Abuse

Are we ever gonna see MMA's in LIMPOPO.....tjooooo#VERY SAD#

anonymous 557 Days Ago Report Abuse

how much are the tickets

anonymous 556 Days Ago Report Abuse

WE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD FOR THESE AWARDS THE NOMINIESV ARE PUZZLING ME THIS YEAR WIL BE THE HIGHLIGHT ON THIS EVENT
BY AVONGILE GASELA DOWN IN DURBAN

kleinboypapi 552 Days Ago Report Abuse

Ohk let start by saying its a very wise idea of moving the awards 2 feb and the wil be a recommendation of the metro fm...so wht we Want knw is to see them live on tv cz sum of us we disadvantaged bt love metro fm more than any other radio station on earth....!.BIG UP the samas we are caming for u soon we wil be number 1 as we number one of south african land.

anonymous 552 Days Ago Report Abuse

Are Metro fm awards' tickets on sale now. Where can we get them?

anonymous 543 Days Ago Report Abuse

Bring it on

anonymous 543 Days Ago Report Abuse

how much is the ticket for the event????????

anonymous 540 Days Ago Report Abuse

Are the metro awards 2013 tickets on sale yet

anonymous 540 Days Ago Report Abuse

cant wait for the event in durbs wow im sure it going to be fun fun more fun

anonymous 536 Days Ago Report Abuse

Woza eDurban.Where is the after party?Sanele

anonymous 534 Days Ago Report Abuse

where can I buy the tickets

anonymous 533 Days Ago Report Abuse

Metro fm awards rock, but we need the tickets, where are they on sale

anonymous 533 Days Ago Report Abuse

Pls release the tickets .

anonymous 532 Days Ago Report Abuse

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS

anonymous 531 Days Ago Report Abuse

How much are the tickets? Where can we get it....

anonymous 531 Days Ago Report Abuse

Hi Guyz, we have 1 week left and we don'r hear anything about ticket sales.

Will there be VIP after party tickets tickets for sale? Pls share more info.

sfunugwazi

Verona

anonymous 529 Days Ago Report Abuse

hi metro fm guys pls hook me up with just 1-ticket i'd really love to go to the awards, your one radio station that rocks

anonymous 529 Days Ago Report Abuse

here's my digits 084-634-8245 thulani

anonymous 529 Days Ago Report Abuse

Heita to all Metronians, my question is where is the After Party gonna be?

anonymous 529 Days Ago Report Abuse

thats awesome metro fm big up guys..!!!

anonymous 527 Days Ago Report Abuse

May

anonymous 527 Days Ago Report Abuse

Is it possible if can buy Metro fm Award ticket from u???? PLEASE....IM BEGGN

anonymous 521 Days Ago Report Abuse

This wonderful the presenter everything, really enjoy thanks metro . Maphori

anonymous 513 Days Ago Report Abuse

borin

anonymous 444 Days Ago Report Abuse

Plz bring de awards to vosloorus.

anonymous 155 Days Ago Report Abuse

guys im cant of disappointment about your events galleries its not updated

 

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