The deadline of the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is fast approaching. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, Acoustica, The A&R Promo, NoisyPlanet, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, Broadjam, Sonicbids and XM Satellite Radio.
IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for acoustic artists, labels with or without CD releases. Past years' winners include Maddy Rodriguez, David Francey, Liz Longley, The Refugees, Kate Lush, Wayne Southards, Larry Pattis, Omega, El McMeen, and more.
Win prizes in 8 different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open and Country/Bluegrass. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over $11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in the US and Canada. Winners and runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation.
Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Winners and finalists of the awards will be featured in the IAMA website and e-newsletters, read by music press, talent buyers, promoters and other industry insiders. All songs submitted must be original and submitted online or via CD, the artist may also perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. Cover songs are permitted.
Deadline to enter is November 9th.