About Event: The Baltimore Music Awards (BMA) is an annual awards show created by Diamond K (Dwayne Williams) to honor the achievements of Baltimore's entertainment community. This years ceremony marks the 7th year of this red carpet event. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the BMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote at BaltimoreMusicAwards.com. The winners are determined by a 2 level voting process which consist of a nomination period (June-October) from which 3 finalist are determined and the actual voting on the finalist. Polls are open from (October-December) of every year.