The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards was launched on March 16th 1996 by recording artist, radio personality and media executive Kevin Harris. The awards were first known as the Bahamian Gospel Music Marlin Awards and were established to recognize outstanding achievement in Bahamian Gospel Music from 1996 to 2000. However In the year 2000 it expanded to include eight Caribbean Gospel categories and in 2002 the awards evolved even further to incorporate other styles of Caribbean Gospel music and were subsequently rebranded the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards.
Awards are distributed in over Thirty (30) categories including New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. There are also a number of special awards including the President’s Award and the Life Time Achievement Award.
The Vision of The Marlin Awards
The Vision of the Marlin Awards is to inspire and encourage excellence and growth in Caribbean Gospel Music.
The Goal of The Marlin Awards
The Goal of the Marlin Awards is to create promotional platforms and networking opportunities for Caribbean Gospel artists and Caribbean Gospel industry professionals.
The Objective of The Marlin Awards
The Objective of the Marlin Awards is to motivate Caribbean Gospel recording artists, songwriters, producers and other industry professionals to produce and create recordings in the Spirit of excellence towards the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
Nominations and winners are selected by a panel of industry professionals.
The Caribbean Gospel Marlin Awards are produced bi-annually by Bahamas based marketing, media and production firm Harris Media Group.