The European Blues Union (EBU) has created the Blues Behind The Scenes Awards to recognize European individuals, associations or organizations which have devoted their lives or worked actively, making significant contributions to advance and support the blues in Europe. Individual people, associations, organizations, record labels, magazines, radios, journalists, promoters, managers, writers, blues researchers… Everyone whose name is not usually well known to the general public but have always been there “behind the scenes” working seriously with commitment and enthusiasm to promote the blues in various aspects.

Three BBSA categories have been established:

  1. Media (magazines, on-line media, photographers, radio, researchers, writers…)
  2. Promoters (clubs, events, festivals, venues…)
  3. Production (agents, labels, managers, producers, publishers)