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Do You Belong With The Best Indie Artists?

Independent Music Awards

Whether it’s a debut or veteran project, The Independent Music Awards honor the year’s most exceptional self-released & indie label projects from around the globe.

Should your work be included?

The FINAL Entry Deadline is FRIDAY, Feb 1, 2019. Enter your new Albums, EPs, Songs, Music Videos, Album Art & other designs in The 17th annual IMAs.

From cutting-edge to traditional, and everything in between, The IMAs celebrate artists and labels who dare to create something extraordinary… without major label support. And the award-winning distinction creates more interest from consumers and influencers worldwide.

Music hopes you’ll enter your music project in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards.

Here's why:

The IMAs support all styles of music by self-released & indie label talent at every stage of their careers. And from all corners of the globe.

Nominees include established bands & rising stars: Macy Gray, Flying Lotus, Amanda Palmer, Meghan Trainor, Killer Mike, Lacuna Coil, Amy Lee, Passenger, Lionel Loueke, Apples in Stereo, Valerie June, Pokey LaFarge, Jim Campilongo, FUN, Scott Biram, Girl In A Coma, to name a few.

Promotion to Fans and Industry begins when you enter Songs and Videos.

So, If you’re up for the challenge - your music will be reviewed by Music icons, Programmers, Press, Film & TV Music Supervisors and Talent Buyers from North America, Europe and Australia. [Artist Judges have included: Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Amy Ray, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy, Laurie Anderson, Arturo O'Farrill & other hi-profile players.]

Winners are announced from the stage during The IMAs Independent Music Party at Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts in New York City.

There’s no charge for IMA Promotion, Distribution and Performance opportunities.

Submission fees from $30-$50 for each Album, EP, Song, Video & Design entry cover all program costs.

Enter your best work now to get:

  • Access to decision makers

  • Fan engagement opportunities

  • Increased attention from Talent Buyers, Programmers & Press

  • Recognition for your achievements

Enter Independent Music Awards

The Independent Music Awards® is a global community of innovative Artists and engaged Fans. We believe artistry, diversity and the pursuit of excellence should be celebrated. And rewarded.

Now in its 17th year, The IMAs honor the most exceptional music, video, concert photography and designs by established and emerging talent. And connects them to a wider audience.

Iconic Artists, Music Fans, Programmers, Press, Music Supervisors & Talent Buyers throughout the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim choose the year’s best self-released & indie label projects.

The annual IMA ceremony and Independent Music Party industry event celebrates the year’s best artists and their fans with showcases, presentations, parties and awards in more than 100 Album, EP, Song, Video, Producer, Photography and Design categories.

In addition to award recognition, winning songs are promoted globally on branded streaming playlists, in targeted 12 week campaign to over 650 terrestrial & internet radio stations – and ongoing performance, promotion and distribution opportunities.

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