The deadline of the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music
Awards) is fast approaching. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic
Music Performance and Artistry. 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 and with or without CD releases. Past years'
winners include Maddy Rodriguez(Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz
Longley, The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards
(USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc. Last year’s
winner went to Canadian folk singer-songwriter Maddy Rodriguez who won
the overall grand prize as well as the Best Folk Artist. Maddy hit the
charts with her winning song "All The Wasted Time". Maddy is the
youngest top winner of IAMA at just 18 years old.
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 US
$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in
US and Canada. Winning songs will be heard on radio! Winners and
runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation. Also, we feature up
to 10 different artists get featured and promoted on IAMA website
every month, which provides a review, ratings, CD information and
Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/
composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of
established artists and industry professionals. Cover songs are
permitted. Deadline to enter is November 9th. Information: